New Homeowners

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You finally closed on your new home and now there are a thousand things to do to get settled. Termite protection and pest control are probably near the top of your list.

New Home main photo of couple moving into house text: You're not done moving until you move that termite bond from the builder
The good news is, you've got a head start. You purchased a quality home from one of the area's finest homebuilders and he made sure it was pretreated for termites by the area's best pest control company – Clark's.


  • Since we treated your home for termites when it was originally built, the warranty may still in the builder's name. We need your information for our records in order to transfer coverage into your name. In the Clark's folder that you received at closing you will find the forms you need. If you cannot locate your forms, you can fill out our contact form, give us a call or e-mail us at ClarksCSR@ClarksPest.com

     

  • A termite pretreatment during the construction phase of your home is a necessity, but it's just the first step. To protect your home investment long term, you need an ongoing regimen to keep termites at bay, which includes annual inspections and retreatments, as needed. Just select the level of termite protection that's right for you and we'll take care of the rest.

     

  • As you work your way down your to-do list, you'll probably find other things Clark's will come in handy for. Besides termite protection, we provide ongoing pest control solutions, lawn care, fire ant control, mold and moisture removal and construction services.

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Important Facts About Termites


The Dangerous Difference Between Termites and Ants



Termites and ants both reproduce by what is commonly referred to as swarmers. The difference between the two may be slight , therefore correct identification is of the utmost importance. If you have seen swarmers in your home, you can refer to the diagram below to help determine proper identification before calling Clark's Termite & Pest Control.



termite diagram

Termites have a broad base and straight antennae. The two pair of wings are equal
in length and often fall off after mating.



ant diagram

Ants have a slender or pinched waist, elbowed antennae and unlike termites, the ant has two pair of wings of unequal length.





Subterranean termites, the most damaging kind, can affect any kind of structure. Whether the structure is built on slab or a crawl space, termites can find a way in to the structure. Every year, termite damage approaches a billion dollars nationwide. Having a professional termite treatment from Clark's Termite & Pest Control can significantly reduce your risk of becoming a statistic.



termite map


As the map suggests, there are only two types of homes: those that have termites, and those that will.



termite repro diagram



Termites start from a king and queen and can quickly reach numbers in the hundreds of thousands





termite tunnels

Termites like the ones shown here, are capable of building tunnels to gain access to any part of your home.





image of house

Termites cause millions of dollars of damage a year. Proper treatment can help you protect your investment.





termite damage

Termites can cause damage to important parts of your structure by weakening the wood on which they feed.



Frequently Asked Questions


What should I do if I think I have termites or other wood destroying organisms?


If you think you have termites you can refer to the front of your homeowners book to help you identify your pest. If you think you have other problems that need identification, please contact our office to set an appointment and one of our qualified inspectors will be glad to come out.



What should I do if I sell my home?


Your Real Estate Agent or your lender will require that you get an Official South Carolina Wood Infestation Report( a.k.a. "Termite Letter, Clearance Letter"). Clark's Termite & Pest Control will gladly issue this report for an additional charge. This state designed report covers termites, powder post beetles, wood decay fungi, and wood boring beetles and any activity of the above mentioned organisms must be noted. Should further treatments be necessary, we will be happy to discuss options to fit your needs.



Is my termite bond transferable to the new homeowner?


Yes it is. Please note if you select the Blue Plan, you may only transfer the bond for the remainder of the term before a Booster Treatment will be required. Once the new homeowners have settled in, we will be sending them a letter to notify them of the bond transfer process. That way, your initial investment will continue to pay off in the future.


If you have any other questions or concerns regarding your termite service, please feel free to contact us we will be happy to help. should I do if I think I have termites or other wood destroying organisms?


Selling Your Home

If you decide to sell your home, we suggest the following:


  1. Don't cancel that termite bond yet. It is a valuable selling tool, especially because a Clark's termite bond is transferrable. If your current termite bond is with another company and is not transferrable, then Clark's has programs to treat your home for termites.
  2. Call us when you need the Official South Carolina Wood Infestation Report CL-100 ( a. k. a. "Termite Letter, Clearance Letter"). No one knows your home like we do!
  3. Ensure your realtor that your home is protected by Clark's Termite & Pest Control. The knowledge that your home is currently under protection warrantee will put prospective buyers at ease.
  4. At closing, present this manual to the new homeowners along with other documents such as owners manuals and subdivision information.
  5. Finally, if your relocation plans involve South Carolina, call us for a protection plan for your new home. 1-866-781-4991
Clark's Termite & Pest Control


Clark's Termite & Pest Control has been providing it's customers with the highest quality service since 1963. With a wide variety of services, we can tackle any problem you might have. Our technicians and representatives go through training programs and are kept up-to-date on the latest technology. Please feel free to call us for any of your home care needs.


We ask that you review the Termite Protection Service Agreement and choose the plan that best fulfills your needs. Our experience indicates that most customers are satisfied selecting a plan that is transferable. Many home buyers consider a transferable termite bond a valuable selling feature when shopping for a new home. You do not need to send money with your plan selection. You will receive a renewal notice or invoice when payment is due.


Family owned and operated since 1963. Environmentally friendly applications. All work is guaranteed. Financing plans available. Professionally trained technicians. Custom designed program for your home. All technologies are used. Wood treatment, liquid treatment and baits. Monitored by our technicians regularly. Is proud to be a member of the following associations:


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Best of 2012 Readers' Choice Award

 

Clark's Termite & Pest Control was voted Best Pest Control Company in South Carolina for 2012. The Readers' Choice Best Of 2012 is a sampling based on the responses of the readers of The State. The results of their voting appear in a special section.

 

From The State Media Company I would like to say Thank You to our readers in South Carolina. Thank you to the many readers who took the time to vote for their favorite businesses. Thank you to the many online users who went online to vote. Thank you to the businesses that anxiously wait for this publication every year. Thank you to the person who voted for "Turkey and Ham on rye with mustard and pickles" for the Best Deli. You all make The Reader's Choice a success year after year.

 

Ashleigh Anderson McAlister
The State Media Company

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Our 50th Anniversary!

 

Clark's Termite & Pest Control is proud to announce our 50th Anniversary! For the past 50 years Clark's Termite & Pest Control has answered our customer’s call to exterminate termites and other annoying pests. Termites are unwelcome little insects and live to inflict damage. We’re zealous when it comes to eliminating termites and other pests.

 

In 1963 Clark's Termite & Pest Control opened our doors. We wholeheartedly thank you for letting us take care of your termite and pests problems. We’re happy to be your faithful solution and will continue to provide superb customer service.