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Old 01-24-2007, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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In Florida we had to termite tent the house approx every 5 years.

Do we need to do that in Charlotte, a new home built on slab?

Also how often should you have the orkin man or whoever come out?

Any info on the above be great.
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Flyingscotsman,

Nope no need IMO. On a new home they will pre-treat for termites. They (orkin etc) recommend being on a service plan and they will insure but personally I am not sure how necessary this is. I have lived here for 20 years and no-one I know (family) have had any issues.

On a side note are you Scottish?
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Flyingscotsman,

On a side note are you Scottish?
Yes I am moved from Inverness, Scotland to Miami in 1999

Then moved to Charlotte a year ago.
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Intresting, did you ever see the loch ness monster =D

Guess you are not pulling for Celtic either.

Your in Huntersville correct?
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Intresting, did you ever see the loch ness monster =D

Guess you are not pulling for Celtic either.

Your in Huntersville correct?
My sister going for a swim

Used to live 8 miles from lochend, been there many a time.

Actually I am pulling for Celtic, do not care for Rangers, I also like to see Motherwell & Inverness do well.

No I am currently just off providence road, and will be moving to Falcon Ridge around June.
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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My sister going for a swim

Used to live 8 miles from lochend, been there many a time.

Actually I am pulling for Celtic, do not care for Rangers, I also like to see Motherwell & Inverness do well.

No I am currently just off providence road, and will be moving to Falcon Ridge around June.
Core' Blimey!!

Celtic have just ran away with that league..... its almost ridiculous... Come on you Spurs!!

Anywho back to your orig. question... I would not be to concerned with termites. Orkin and their competition can however set you up on a plan if it makes you sleep better at night
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Anywho back to your orig. question... I would not be to concerned with termites. Orkin and their competition can however set you up on a plan if it makes you sleep better at night
In other words save my money.

Thanks
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Charlotte area, NC
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In Florida, you had to deal with other species of termites than what we have here. The only species in Charlotte is the Eastern Subterranean Termite. The colony lives in the ground and the treatment is a soil treatment. No need to tent, and no need to pay Orkin or the other big companies triple what you'd pay somebody else that will give you a better job!! I'd be happy to tell you about the pest, etc. that are common here and how to contend with them, whether you use my services or not. Just email me.

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In Florida we had to termite tent the house approx every 5 years.

Do we need to do that in Charlotte, a new home built on slab?

Also how often should you have the orkin man or whoever come out?

Any info on the above be great.
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