What Happens During a Termite Inspection?

If you are buying a new home, suspect termites in your current home, or have never had a termite inspection then you should get one as soon as possible. The typical homeowner does not detect the presence of termites until after they have caused extensive damage to their home. In order to prevent these silent destroyers from costing you a lot of money in home repairs you need to catch them as quickly as you can. The quickest and most effective way to figure out if you have a termite infestation is to get a professional termite inspection. The inspector will check for a number of things to determine if your home has been infested, treated, or repaired because of a previous termite infestation. The inspector will also check for a current termite infestation and damage.

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Should I Get a Pest Inspection on My New Home?

There are so many things to think about when buying a new home. You have to find a place that works for your needs and fits within your price range. Once you have found a house it is important to have it checked out by professionals so you know that everything is working as it should. It is common practice to have an inspection done on elements of your home such as the foundation, roof, HVAC, and other major systems. But, did you know that you can also have your new home inspected for pests before you move in? With so many things to think about during the home buying process it can be easy to ignore the possibility of pests in your new home but a pest problem will be impossible to ignore after you move in. A professional pest inspection on your new home can save you a lot of trouble in the future by helping you protect your investment and your family.

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Don't Ignore Your Termite Signs After Rain

Most types of termites need a certain level of moisture in the soil and wood in order to survive. This moisture can be provided by a leaky pipe that has saturated the wood under your house. The moisture level of the soil and wood around your home can also be impacted by rainfall. If a colony has already been established under your home that means that there is enough moisture in the soil and wood to sustain the termites. If your home was deemed termite-free after your last inspection you may think that your wood and soil are too dry to support a colony. Unfortunately, rainfall can impact your susceptibility to a termite infestation even if you had a clear inspection in the past.

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April Showers Bring May Flowers... and Termites?!

April showers help usher in the spring and give life to all of the flowers that create so much color this time of year. Unfortunately, April showers also coincide with the emergence of termite swarmers that are searching for places to establish new colonies. Learning that termite activity is impacted by April showers may cause you to have more questions about termite activity. Why does rain impact the behavior of termites? Are there other factors that impact termite behavior in the spring? Learning about the behavior of termites can help you in your efforts to prevent them from becoming a problem for your home.

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Three Ways to Determine if You Have a Termite Problem This Spring

Spring is a good time of year to think about the maintenance of your home. One of the most important aspects of home maintenance that is easily overlooked is pest control. Think about it, most people only call the exterminator after they see pests inside the home. This reactive way of dealing with pests can become a major issue if you have a termite problem. It is unlikely that you will see a termite inside your home so the first signs you notice could be damage to the structural elements of the house. By the time these signs emerge the damage is likely extensive and costly to repair. Instead of waiting for these signs, you should make it a priority to determine if you have a termite problem this spring as a part of your home maintenance routine.

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