What to Expect During a Termite Inspection
The last thing any homeowner wants is to discover that they have a termite infestation in their house. While you may be able to recognize the signs that termites have invaded your home, you won’t be able to determine the extent of the problem or the damage they’ve caused. A professional termite inspection will let you see just how bad the problem is and develop a plan of attack to address the problem.
At Capitol Pest, we know that a termite inspection can be a bit intimidating, especially if you’ve never scheduled one before. Here’s what you can expect from your inspection.
Examination of Your Yard
When an exterminator inspects your home for signs of termites, they’ll also look at your yard. They’ll walk the perimeter of your home, checking both close to the structure and throughout the property for evidence of a termite colony. If you have old stumps or downed wood, they’ll inspect these areas for signs of termite damage as the insects often move from one food source to another relatively quickly.
Inspecting Your Home
Signs of termite infestations are easy to miss if you’re not sure what to look for. During the termite inspection, the exterminator will look around the exterior of your home, inside your basement, and along the floor for signs of termites inside the framework of your house. They’ll also look along windowsills, door frames, and even in rafters to determine if the insects have made their way into your structure. From there, they’ll work to determine the extent of the damage as well as the main point of entry for the colony.
Termite Inspection – Developing a Plan of Attack
After the termite inspection, the exterminator will work with you to determine the best form of treatment for your home – should we find a termite problem. Your exterminator will work with you to determine the right treatment for your needs and your budget.
Termites can do lasting damage to your home when left unchecked. If you’re concerned about termites in your home, don’t put off a termite inspection.
For more information or to schedule a termite inspection, please contact us today or call 301-603-3169.
Capitol Pest is the region’s premier pest control company serving the metro Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas. www.CapitolPest.com