What You Should Know about a Termite Inspection

by | Dec 10, 2015 | Pest Control

Before you buy a new home, you should have it carefully inspected, not only for the structure but to make sure you don’t have harmful pests. Termites can destroy your home from the inside out. Most people don’t think about this once they actually own a home. Yet the damages can be overwhelming, and most of the time homeowners insurance won’t pay for the damages. You should have your home inspected on a regular basis.

Call an Expert

If it has been quite some time since your home had a termite inspection, don’t put it off. Call an expert to come assess your property. If they find nothing, it will put your mind at ease. If they find any concerns, they can explain the damages and how to take care of the problem. They can help you to combat the problem, as termites aren’t going to go away on their own. While spring is the most common time for termites to become a problem, they can be an issue any time of the year.

Make sure they are licensed and have the right tools and methods in place for looking for termites. Ask them about the process they will use to explore inside and outside your home. What methods of treatment do they offer if you do have signs of termites, such as damages to parts of the structure, or winged pests?

Ask around to find the best provider of such services in your area. You need a company with longevity and a solid reputation. You need to be confident they will take care of your needs quickly and professionally. Ask any questions you have before you hire them to come inspect your home.


If you live in an area where termites are common, you definitely need to have a termite inspection done soon. A professional company can use bait to kill termites. They can use liquid pesticides to create a barrier in your home too. This will kill those in your structure and often prevents more from getting into the dwelling.

Such treatment is usually valid for a period of five years. You may get a written warranty after the work has been completed. This information can verify that you have had an inspection done, and the findings. It can also verify any chemicals or bait that were used to prevent or resolve the termite problem.

Preventative treatment for termites in areas where they are a known nuisance is very important. It is far less expensive to pay for a termite inspection and for professionals to spray around your home than it is for you to pay for the damages caused by termite destruction.

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