Once a year your termite control company calls to tell you your “Annual Termite Inspection” is due. But what is a termite inspection? Do they inspect inside and outside? What happens during a termite inspection? We’ve made it simple to understand what we’re looking for at your home.
A proper termite inspection is the epitome of the old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Our technicians are trained and experienced to look for any signs of termites that may indicate hidden problems or a future issue due to conducive conditions. Listed below are concerning conditions that our technicians look for:
Interior inspection signs of concern:
- Damaged wood
- Bubbling paint on molding
- Dirt on sheetrock, in trim, and around windows and/or doors
- Termite wings inside and/or around windows
- Signs of moisture
- Any inappropriate moisture regardless of the source (plumbing, roof leak, etc)
Exterior inspection signs of concern:
- Water damage
- Untreated wood that has contact with the soil
- Shelter dirt tubes running up the foundation
- Disturbances to the ground where the treatment was applied, such as:
- Flood damage
- Landscaping changes
- Remodeling activity
- Pet or wildlife digging around the foundation
No two structures are the same and there is an abundance of risk factors that may invite termites into your home. As experienced professionals, we help identify and mitigate these conditions with thorough termite inspections.
This blog was adapted and re-posted from this post.