Does Your Home Warranty Cover Termites?

close-up of termite damage on home's wooden frame.

Home warranties and insurance typically do not cover termites.

If you have a home warranty with termite coverage, you are in the minority among homeowners.

Home warranties pay for repairs or replacement of major home appliances and heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing systems that fail because of aging and wear.

Home insurance covers accidents and unexpected occurrences like fires, tornados, and falling tree limbs.

If you suspect termites are chewing through wood in your Phoenix home, your best protection is pest control and maintenance.

Bucksworth Services is your best solution for preventing termite infestations and ridding your home of these destructive insects. We are a multifaceted heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) company with solid experience in pest and weed control and hundreds of five-star reviews on Google.

Our family-owned business has served residents in Phoenix, Tucson, and surrounding communities with pest control services for 15 years. Maintaining your health and safety and the integrity of your home and its contents is our primary concern.

We aim to eradicate destructive and dangerous insects before they destroy your Arizona home.

Termites Explained

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 4,000 types of termites exist. They eat wood, soil, dead leaves, and paper. These bullet-shaped insects do not live in exposed environments but build colonies in nests to stay moist.

The EPA says termites do not jeopardize human health. However, they can cause thousands of dollars of damage to wood structures, furniture, flooring, and books. 

Keep Termites Away

Dampwood, drywood, and subterranean termites live in Arizona. The subterranean termite is the most common.

Dampwood termites subsist on decaying, damp wood. They typically feast on trees, tree stumps, and fences but may also attack water-damaged areas in your home.

According to the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, drywood termites measure about a half inch and often congregate around doors and windowsills. These winged termites attack dry wood, including furniture.

Subterranean termites live underground and construct tubes of soil, fecal matter, and wood chips to travel to a wood source.

Keep termites away from your home by removing wet, decaying wood from your property and storing firewood away from your home. Replace moist, damaged wood on your home and repair plumbing leaks.

Maintain your gutters and downspouts to avoid flooding the soil around your house. Trim shrubs and other plants to provide space between them and your home. Caulk foundation cracks and remove standing water from around your Phoenix home.

Termite Signs

Signs of termite infestation can include discarded termite wings near windows and piles of fecal pellets. Listen for a hollow sound when you tap on wood in your home and for the noise of insects constantly chewing inside your walls.

Mud tunnels along your foundation are a clear sign of subterranean termites. 

Eliminate Termites

Call us at Bucksworth Services as soon as you notice any termite activity. If you are unsure if termites are the problem but suspect they might be, ask us for a consultation. We can diagnose any pest problem and recommend a long-lasting solution for your home.

We promise to address your pest problem within 24 hours of your call.

Turn to the Termite Experts

Our qualified team at Bucksworth Services is ready to solve your pest problems in Phoenix, AZ. Call us at 480-422-8388 or request service online.