Termite Inspection Checklist
Termites can be quite possibly one of the most threatening pests that there are…at least for home owners/buyers. Though there are a lot of different varieties of termite species out there, they all seem to do one common thing, and that is destroy! These little creatures can practically be found almost anywhere on the planet and wreak havoc on any path that they take! Having existed on earth for hundreds of years has allowed them to adapt to different extents and extremities of changing weathers in various locations. Another thing about these little creatures is that they do not like being found and exposed, they like to keep themselves hidden. This is mainly because of their fragile exoskeletons that cannot stand exposure to sunlight and well enough air flow. Because of this, they are typically found in dark and moist places that allow them to feed, while they can also relax and to stay hidden.
Now, there may be a lot of places for termites to hide in your house, but we’ve figured out some ways to help you spot them before the problem becomes too late. The termite inspector that you hire will most likely to do the following:
- Check the foundation of your house. House foundations are often made up of wood and other fiber-y stuff, which is very much what termites like to feed on. They will also check for mud tunnels and tubes coming from the soil to the structures, as this is a major indicator as well.
- Thoroughly see if complicated areas and small spots in the house has any markings that imply the existence of termites.
- Determine the moisture state of the soil around your home and under it. If the moist areas are detected, then this could lead the inspector to the cause of why/how the termites are coming to your home.
- Inspect windows, door frames, air conditioning systems, gas pipes and electrical lines for any type of termite activity.
- Closely look at areas where there are moist plants, especially plants that are located near to your house. The inspector will also look closely around very bushy plants and shrubs.
- Remnants of wood in different areas of your house.
- Examine all areas that the house owners seem to suspect or be concerned of termite activity.
- Check for any plumbing and/or pipe leaks.
- Search for signs in different spots for wood sheds and wing sheds by swarmers.
If you’ve got swarmers in your house, then it’s definitely a sign that you need to call in an experienced pest control team.
Lake Norman Pest Control services offers a variety of products that are sure to keep those pests away from you and your family. Just like you, we value the safety and well-being of those who visit and live in our homes, and we’ll treat you like family. This reason alone is why we recommend that you contact us, the experts for these type of issues as soon as possible.
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