Every home requires a termite inspection regardless of how old it is, where it is located or whether termites have been spotted on the premises. Termites might be lurking in your home even though you have not seen them gnawing away at your wood or scurrying about. The bottom line is if you have not had your home recently inspected for termites, it is imperative that you schedule an inspection.
Termites’ Secretive Nature
Though termites are typically found in considerable numbers in homes they have breached, they are often difficult to spot. These are secretive little critters that spend the majority of their time within wood or soil. As a result, it can be awfully difficult to determine if your home has termites.
A Professional Inspection is Necessary
You need a pest control professional to perform a thorough inspection of your home to determine if termites are present. This professional knows exactly where to look to determine if those covert termites are on-site. They will pinpoint all the entry areas in which termites have breached your home. They will also determine the type of termite living in your home so he can tailor an effective termite removal plan. There are four types of termites: drywood, dampwood, subterranean, and Formosan. Each type of termite gnaws away at your home’s structure 24 hours a day across the entirety of the week. It is only a matter of time until termites cause significant damage to your living space as well as surrounding structures.
The Frequency of Inspection
Termite inspections should occur on a routine basis. Even though your home might not show any sign of termite damage, these little critters could be on-site, causing unseen damage. Your home needs a professional termite inspection on a regular basis. If you are in the market for a home, do not assume your home inspection will include a termite inspection. An experienced termite expert should perform a comprehensive evaluation of the property for termites before you plunk down your hard-earned money for the home.
Continue to have routine termite inspections performed to ensure your home is not infested by these little buggers. In general, homeowners should have a termite inspection performed at least once per year to determine if termites are present and if termite damage has occurred. The inspector will check the interior of your home as well as the exterior including the crawlspaces and basement.
After the Inspection
Once the inspection occurs, our pest control expert will review the findings with you. They will go over the treatment required to eliminate termites. This discussion will also educate you about preventative measures you can take to ensure your living space remains termite-free.