Termites are generally silent, but the damage they cause can be quite loud. That’s why it’s important to have your home inspected regularly for termites and other wood-destroying insects. But what should you ask during a termite inspection? As the leading provider of termite services in the greater Phoenix area, Magic Pest Control can help. We’ll tell you all you need to know about getting your home inspected for termites and the signs that may indicate an infestation.
How Often Should You Get a Termite Inspection?
The frequency of inspections depends on several factors, including how often you move, if there is any visible damage to your home or yard, or if there is evidence of infestation or damage from past infestations. Generally speaking, most experts recommend having an inspection at least once a year — twice if possible.
What Kind of Professional Should Perform Your Termite Inspection?
When selecting someone to inspect your property for possible infestations, make sure they are a licensed pest control professional who is trained and experienced in inspecting homes for termites and other wood-destroying insects. Not only will they know what to look for when it comes to possible infestations, but they will also have access to modern equipment such as thermal imaging cameras that can detect activity behind walls and other areas where visual inspection may not be sufficient.
What Should You Look Out For?
One indication that you may have subterranean termites is mud tubes (also called shelter tubes). These tubes are made out of soil particles mixed with saliva and contain moisture which helps keep the termites well hydrated as they travel through underground tunnels back and forth from their nests in search of food sources. Other signs include discarded wings from swarmers (the reproductive members of the colonies) near windowsills or doors; piles of frass (termite droppings); cracked paint or discoloration on walls; hollow sounding wood; and physical presence of actual live insects inside or outside your home.
In addition to looking for these signs, your technician should perform a thorough examination of both interior and exterior surfaces including foundations, crawl spaces, attics and basements in order to properly assess potential problems before proceeding with any treatment plans.
At Magic Pest Control we understand how important it is to have reliable professionals inspect your property for termites so that any problems can be addressed quickly and effectively before they become too severe. We pride ourselves on providing top-notch service while ensuring that our customers always receive fair pricing with no hidden fees or additional charges. Schedule a free evaluation online today at www.magicpest.com! Our team is standing by ready to help protect your home from potential infestation!