Termites are a huge problem for homeowners. They can cause major structural damage to your home and at the same time they can destroy all of your furniture, clothing, books, and other personal items.
It is important that you take care of the situation as soon as possible by calling in a termite control service provider! In this blog post we will be discussing what to expect from a termite inspection and how to prepare for it so that you know what is going on before it’s too late.
What Is a Termite Inspection?
A termite inspection is the process of inspecting for the presence of termites. This is done by a qualified professional that will look at your home’s foundation, walls, eaves, chimneys, as well as any visible parts of the exterior structure to identify areas where there could be infestation.
During an inspection, professionals will keep an eye out for the signs of a termite infestation such as mud tubes, frass near walls, and dead termites.
They will also look for live termites, which they can find by locating their droppings or the trails of wood that they leave behind while moving around your home. They may also use a special instrument called a “termite detector” to help them detect infestations in hidden areas such as within wall voids and roofing tiles.
The Tips to Prepare For Your Termite Inspection
If you’ve scheduled for a termite inspection then it’s good to take some time to prepare for the inspection. Here are a few things that you can do before your appointment:
List Down The Areas You Saw Termites
One way to help your exterminator is to list down the areas that you have seen termites so they can prioritize those places during their inspection. You can also list down any other signs of an infestation such as frass, mud tubes, or damaged wood.
By doing this, you can save them precious time and help them determine which area is the most infested.
Remove Deadwood From Your Property That Attracts Termite
Another preparation you can do before your inspection starts is to remove any deadwood from your property that would attract termites. You can do this by either moving the wood away from your home or burning it so it doesn’t pose a danger to you and your family’s safety.
This will help the professionals to have a better look at the areas where they should be checking for termites, so it’ll help them determine which parts of your property are in danger.
Clear Termite Areas Such as The Basement And Attic
Termites are known to stay in damp and dark areas such as the attic or the basement. If these places are filled with clutter that makes moving around hard, this can be a huge problem for the person doing the inspection.
Therefore, it is important that you clear these areas of clutter before they come over to do their inspection, so the professional can have an easier time scanning for termites.
Trim Trees That Might Encourage More Termites
While waiting for your inspection date to arrive, it’s good to trim any trees that may encourage more termites to come your way. Termites are known for eating away on the roots of trees and other plants, so you can help them by trimming the tree’s branches in order to cut off their food source.
If a tree is already infested with termite activity, then it is best to remove it from your property as soon as possible because this will only make things worse for you in the long run!
Wrapping It Up
We hope this blog post has been helpful as you prepare for an upcoming termite inspection. If so, please share it with your friends and family to help them get ready too!
You can also learn more about how our team of pest control experts handles the different types of inspections by visiting our website and give us a call today!