Importance of Termite Inspections
Termite inspections can help protect your home in more than one way: by preventing a problem before it starts, and by identifying and rectifying a small problem before it gets bigger.
With regular home inspections, pest control professionals and homeowners can take preventive measures before a termite problem grows out of hand. Specialized subterranean termite treatments, including professional pest control sprays and subterranean bait stations, can intercept termites tunneling toward your home before they can establish a new colony. Many of these treatments are non-toxic to children and animals, but can quickly repel or even kill a termite colony on your property.
If you don’t think your home is currently infested with pests of any kind, regular inspections are still recommended and can be hugely beneficial. Termite prevention is important because most homeowners insurance policies will not cover the cost of repairs for termite damage. Insurance companies consider regular termite inspections to be a vital part of home maintenance, so schedule an inspection before you see signs of termite activity.
During a pest inspection, pest control technicians will look for signs of termites in and around your home, especially in hard-to-reach areas with exposed dirt like crawl spaces. Signs of termite infestations in your home include wood damage, mud tubes, bubbling paint, termite droppings (known as frass), and even termites themselves.
If signs of a termite infestation are present, the termite inspector will work with you to develop a plan to kill the existing colony and provide ongoing, regular termite control treatments.