Understanding Termite Inspections

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Know what to look for before calling your pest control company

When pest control companies do not perform adequate termite inspections, your property is at strong risk for infestation. When this happens, these pest control companies will lure you into paying for treatment. Knowing what a quality termite inspection looks like can help you avoid these scams.

What Do Termite Inspections Look Like?

A termite inspector should closely assess all possible locations for signs of termite infestation and damage, especially areas that termites typically thrive such as areas that contain moisture, wood mulch, and wooden supports that touch the ground.

Termite inspectors should check for:

  • Wood damage
  • Mud tubes
  • Discarded termite wings
  • Termite exit holes
  • Flying swarmers

Areas included in this inspection include:

  • Outside perimeter of the home
  • Foundation
  • Basement
  • Attics
  • Crawlspaces
  • Exposed wood
  • Hardwood floors

If your termite inspector fails to check every area of your home and adjacent property for all signs of termites, then you did not receive a quality termite inspection. Don’t allow con-artist pest control companies like Terminix cause you distress, financial loss, and possible destruction of your home.