Terminix offers the most advanced termite solutions, backed by the strongest guarantee in the business. Getting ready for an inspection? We share all you need to know about your inspection and how to get the most out of it.
Termite Inspection 101: What to Expect
Before your termite inspections, you may want to ask how you can prepare. That’s understandable! Here’s what you need to know.
How to Prepare for a Termite Inspection
Before your termite inspection, ensure your garage, attic, crawl space, baseboards, exterior walls, and areas under your sinks and window sills are easily accessible. For example:
Garage walls: make sure all items are two-three feet away from the walls so that our termite inspector can see where the walls meet the slab floor.
Crawl Space: If you have a crawl space, inspectors will go underneath. Make sure the opening to the crawl space is clear.
Attic: Make sure your attic doorway is clear and easily accessible
Sinks: Remove any household items that are stored under your sinks.
What Happens During the Termite Inspection?
During your termite inspection, a local Terminix technician will come and inspect your home and yard for signs of termite activity. They’ll also identify and treat any areas that are especially conducive to termite nests, and provide a proactive protection plan for your property.
Technicians will also help homeowners come up with an appropriate treatment plan, if necessary, or purchase a termite bond to help mitigate future damage.
Signs of Termite Activity or Infestation
Termites can be established and thriving for years before the damage becomes apparent. Stay alert for these early warning signs that termites are afoot.
- Termite droppings
- Evidence of swarms
- Mud tubes
- Hollow or damaged wood
- Live termites
Potential Termite Entry Points
Termites don’t need much leeway in order to make their way inside your home. Common entry points you should be aware of include:
- Cracks in the foundation around plumbing
- Expansion joints
- Hollow block walls
- The side of foundation walls and piers
Potential Termite Infestations in Your Home:
Certain conditions are more likely to attract termites. Homeowners should be especially wary of termite infestations if they have experienced plumbing leaks recently or there is any wood-to-solid contact near their home. If you’re worried that you might have picked up some unwelcome tenants because of these conditions, call and request a free termite inspection today!
Questions to ask:
Unsure where to begin? Here’s a handful of questions to ask your technician to help calibrate your treatment plan.
- What type of termite control should I use?
- What is the time frame on termite treatments?
- Is there any termite activity? Or infestation?
- What are some prevention tips I can do?
- How much is the first termite treatment?
- How much is the termite bond?
- What guarantee do you offer?
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