Since 1975 Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control has been providing expert termite services in the Charleston and Columbia area in the form of removal and prevention. Our termite services are just one type of the many pest control options we offer, and we hope that our expertise in these areas will help to keep your home in the Columbia or Charleston area safe and secure for years to come!
Unless there are many obvious signs of an active termite colony, you most likely will not be able to detect a termite infestation at all; because they feed in areas that are commonly hidden from view, it makes it very difficult to tell. And consequently, because it is so rare that there will be a blatant display of termite activity, it is very important to get in contact with our professionals as soon as you first suspect anything. We will then be able to dispatch a termite control expert to review your situation and conduct an inspection of the premises. Always be on the lookout for early warning signs such as discarded wings, wood that emits a hollow sound when tapped, paint that is mold-covered, cracked or bubbling, and dirt-sheltered tubes. On certain surfaces, you may also notice small, pencil-sized tubes made of mud. If you have noticed any of these things, please call or contact us immediately.
Why Choose Ledford’s?
Homeowners should choose Ledford’s because we’ve provided termite control services in this region for more than four decades. Our company is established, trusted, and fully licensed. We pride ourselves on termite prevention that you can rely on but also on excellence in customer service and care, and you can see our approach with our customers reflected in the numerous awards we’ve won and the many positive testimonials that you’ll find on our website and elsewhere online.
GENERAL TERMITE INFORMATION
First off, finding evidence of termite activity does not mean it is too late to save your home – but it does require quick action. If you notice any of the indications that were listed above, please contact us immediately. Because termites are subversive little creatures that are almost always hidden from view – and because they work and eat twenty-four hours a day – their colonies can go undiscovered until serious damage is done. It is commonly known that termites feed on wood, but what many people do not realize is that they can feed on any cellulose-based substances. This includes such other things as books, boxes, various types of furniture, and drywall. Termites can also burrow hundreds of feet through the soil to reach their food, so it is important to take note of your immediate surroundings – not just your specific property. And because homeowners insurance does not cover termite damage or treatment, early termite detection and repeated treatment are crucial to protecting your home.
While there are many pests that can threaten your South Carolina home, none cause more damage than termites, which is why Ledford’s recommends routine termite inspections and preventative treatments. Our termite control services include comprehensive inspections, professional guidance aimed at keeping your property termite-free, and treatments that will safeguard your home for years to come.
Every business is unique, which is why Ledford’s commercial termite control services are tailored to the individual client. We customize our inspections, guidance, and treatments not only to the particular industry but your specific location and operations. Our commercial clientele includes office buildings, property management firms, grocery stores, restaurants, medical facilities, funeral homes, and much more.
Termite Retreatment and Damage Warranties
In addition to the termite control services we provide, Ledford’s offers termite retreatment warranties and termite damage warranties to both our residential and commercial clients. These contracts provide you with even greater peace of mind. Retreatment warranties are a common option for homes and businesses that have had an infestation. The warranty includes an annual inspection and treatment and also the cost of termite extermination should reemergence occur. Damage warranties are similar but also cover any additional damage that the new termite infestation has caused.
The main precaution to take to prevent a termite infestation is to eliminate all extraneous termite food and moisture from your home. To eliminate food sources, keep firewood, lumber, or paper away from your foundation; remove tree stumps or other debris near your house; place small mesh screens on all windows and outdoor vents; regularly check wooden decks and fences for damage; and make sure that wooden siding on your house does not come into contact with soil. To eliminate excess moisture, repair leaky plumbing and air conditioning units; divert all water from gutters and downspouts away from your house; remove standing water from your roof; and reduce excess plant cover and wood mulch from around your house.
Early detection is key to limiting the significant damage that termites can cause, which is why routine inspections are integral to the termite control services Ledford’s provides. We encourage area homeowners to schedule a termite inspection every year. Homeowners should also monitor their properties for signs of an infestation and call us if they notice indications, such as discarded wings, mud tubes, frass, and damaged wood.
Even spotting a single swarmer near a light or several discarded wings on a windowsill can put a pit in your stomach, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have an infestation. Even a cluster of 10 to 20 swarmers in May or June doesn’t necessarily mean you have a problem. But those swarmers are looking for a place to nest, so it’s a good idea to call Ledford’s to have us come out and inspect the property, carry out treatment if necessary, and offer advice to make your home less attractive to any termites.
Trust Ledford’s for Termite Control Services You Can Trust
Many homeowners throughout Charleston, Columbia, and Florence rely on Ledford’s to keep their homes termite free, and we’d welcome the opportunity to do the same for you. Call us today at or contact us online to schedule an appointment or with any questions about our termite control services.