Termites can destroy your home. They stay hidden behind your walls, and eat away at the structure of your home floor until you either discover them or until thousands of dollars worth of repairs are needed. Because termites are very active in all states except Alaska, guarding your home against the incredible damage termites can cause in San Diego County is definitely a good idea. The absolute best way to protect your home from the devastating effects of termites is to have a routine termite inspection by a pest pro. Having trained eyes looking over your property at regular intervals throughout the year will be your best chance of saving thousands of dollars on repairs from termite damage if discovered too late.
Get a termite inspection
Termite inspections should be very thorough and scheduled at least once a year. California homes are at a moderate to heavy risk of having termite infestations so inspections are key to making sure your home is not being eaten up by these structure destroying insects. There is not a time of year that termites stop eating the cellulose in the wooden beams and boards in the walls. They continually eat all year round, but ramp up activity in the hot summer months. A termite queen will lay thousands of eggs in a single day. Like ants, termites are relentlessly devoted to their work. Unfortunately for you, termite work is weakening the structural integrity of your home bit by bit.
What happens at the initial inspection
An inspection by a pest pro can make all the difference in keeping your home safe from termites. During a termite inspection, a licensed and trained termite inspector will come into your home to search for termite activity in crawl spaces, under sinks, in the attic, and in unused cabinets. A thorough pest pro will walk around the exterior of the home to look for the dirt or mulch being above the foundation line. They will also look to see if there are any termite mud tunnels attached to the foundation, indicating termites have already discovered a way into the home. After the inspection, the termite inspector will sit down with you and explain what was discovered, what treatment is recommended, and a quote of what it will cost. After treatment, a full damage report will be made so you know exactly what type of repairs are needed and how much they will cost.
After you have heard from the termite exterminator and have an idea of what the treatment will cost, you can agree to have the pest pro treat your home. With an excellent termite extermination company, every last termite will soon vanish from your home. After complete eradication, it is still important to get an annual termite inspection so termites never have a chance to infest your walls again.
To put your mind at ease about whether or not your home is being destroyed by termites, hire a termite exterminator to inspect and treat your home. For the most thorough termite inspections from the best termite extermination company in San Diego County, give Nixtermite a call today.