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Why You Need a Termite Inspection

Why You Need a Termite Inspection

Pests, and particularly termites, are terrible to live with. They can cause an incredible amount of serious structural damage to your property which you may then need to pay to repair.

But one of the scariest things about termites is that you might not know if you have them unless you have a full termite inspection carried out.

Because they rarely emerge other than to swarm, and because swarms are very often mistaken for other kinds of insects, termites can get an extended license to do what they like to your property unless you take action to identify any problems.

So what damage can termites really do? Well, quite a lot.

Why You Need a Termite Inspection

They’re currently responsible for an estimated $5 billion of damage every single year. Don’t let any of that include damage to your property.

If you spot any of the following, you should contact Gilbert AZ immediately for help.

Termites often swarm around windows or wherever there is light. If you see what looks like a swarm anywhere near a light in your property, you may have an infestation in your home.

If you have mud tubes, which are about the size of a drinking straw, around your property, you may be able to inspect these for any signs of termites. These are exactly the kinds of places they like to hide.

When you tap the wood around your home, does any of it sound hollow? This could be because termites have already eaten away at the inside.

If you have seen any of the above signs of termites, don’t wait until even more damage has been done, contact Gilbert AZ now.

There are many effective ways to treat termites including:

  • Soil treatment, which protects your property for long periods of time
  • Bait, which may take a few weeks or months to fully deal with the problem
  • Fumigation, which will be used in case of an infestation, and is very effective

Even if you don’t think you currently have a termite infestation, you should take steps to protect your home before it’s too late. Until your home has been properly treated, it is wide open to termites and could become a target for them at any time.

Termites need barely any room to get into your home, and if they are swarming anywhere nearby – for example other houses in the neighborhood or trees in the surrounding area – then your home could be next on their list.

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