SC State Agency Releases Memo About Flooding Impact on Termite Treatments

Termite Retreatment Encouraged for Flooded Structures

Columbia, S.C. (Oct. 9, 2018) – As the hurricane season continues across the Carolinas, the South Carolina Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has released a memorandum to South Carolina homeowners and licensed pest control operators, underlining the impact of a sustained weather event, such as recent flooding, on termite control treatments.

The guidance document was created to assist the general public and the industry with questions and offer guidance in assessing whether a structure will require retreatment for termite protection.

DPR advises that while flooding alone is not cause for retreatment, homeowners may need retreatment if they have soil erosion, displacement or shift around the foundation of their home, or if significant sediment has been deposited around the home. Homeowners in flooded areas are encouraged to contact their pest management professional for an inspection.

“As a locally-owned and operated company, Terminix Service is not only a termite and pest control provider, we are neighbors who understand the emotional and financial loss many have experienced from the recent flooding,” said Kevin Hathorne, Board Certified Entomologist and Technical Director at Terminix Service, Inc. “We are here to assist, so if your home was flooded and if your termite treatment around the home may have been compromised, please contact your local office so we can provide a free inspection.”

Terminix local office information can be found at Any pesticide related questions can also be addressed to DPR Field Investigators.

About Terminix Service, Inc.

For 70 years, customers have trusted Terminix Service, Inc., for the very best in termite and pest control protection for their homes and businesses. With annual revenue in excess of $120 million, the family-owned and operated Terminix Service, Inc. is the largest franchisee of the Terminix International franchise system and the ninth largest pest control company in North America. Terminix Service, Inc. operates in South Carolina, western North Carolina and the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia. Visit or call 1-800-TERMINIX.

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