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Termite Inspection 101

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Before your termite inspections, you may want to ask how you can prepare. You will want to ensure your garage, attic, crawl space, baseboards, exterior walls, under your sinks and window sills are easily accessible. For example: 

Garage walls: make sure all items are two -three feet away from the walls so that our inspector can see where the walls meet the slab floor. 

Crawl Space: If you have a crawl space, inspectors will go underneath. Make sure the opening to the crawl space is clear. 

Attic: Make sure your attic doorway is clear and easily accessible

Sinks: Remove any household items that are stored under your sinks. 

Here is what you inspector will be looking for: 

Signs of termite activity or infestation including:

  1. Termite droppings
  2. Evidence of swarms
  3. Mud tubes
  4. Hollow or damaged wood
  5. Live termites

Potential termite entry points:

  1. Cracks in the foundation around plumbing
  2. Expansion joints 
  3. Hollow block walls
  4. The side of foundation walls and piers

Potential termite infestations in your home:

  1. Plumbing leaks
  2. Wood-to-soil contact

Questions to ask:

  1. What type of termite treatment should I use? 
  2. What is the time frame on termite treatments? 
  3. Is there any termite activity? Or infestation? 
  4. What are some prevention tips I can do? 
  5. How much is the first termite treatment? 
  6. How much is the termite bond? 
  7. What guarantee do you offer? 

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