A termite inspection is an excellent way to make sure your largest asset, your house, is protected. Termites are known as the silent destroyers because to the untrained eye termite infestation can go unnoticed for months. Having a trained pest control professional inspect your home for termites annually can save you thousands of dollars and countless hours time and suffering.
What Happens During a Termite Inspection?
During a termite inspection, a termite exterminator will come to your house and walk you through the process. Feel free to watch the inspection and point out any areas of concern. Our team member will ask you if you’ve noticed any signs or what prompted you to have the inspection. Typically the inspector will check key areas for evidence of a termite infestation starting with access points. Access points are places such as your crawlspace, your attic, edges, pipes, and foundation are all potential points for termites to find their way into your home.The inspector will look for clear signs of termites such as shelter tubes (aka mud tubes) around the walls. Mud tubes are the tunnels termites use for safe and covered travel made of soil, wood cellulose and other materials. They will also look for the discarded wings left from the termite swarms. When termites mate they shed their wings before building their new colony, so it’s common to find heaps of discarded wings outside of homes that termites have built their new colony in. After checking these key areas for evidence of infestation, they will consult you on how to move forward and the extent of the infestation, if any. If you don’t have an infestation, the exterminator will recommend a preventative service to keep your home termite free. If you do show signs of a termite infestation, you will be advised on the best course of removal. Most companies offer two types of termite removal: Liquid Termite Treatments and Baiting Systems. Find out if your home is at risk of termite damage, contact Dustin Pest Control to schedule your termite inspection!