The thought of thousands of termites crawling around your walls, ceiling, and floor is enough to make your skin crawl, but knowing that your home may be severely damaged by these wood eating pests is even more unsettling. To protect your mind and your home from the worry of having a termite infestation, hiring a pro to come to your home and inspect your property for termites will eliminate your concerns as well as these dreaded termites.
What is a termite inspection?
An initial termite inspection is when a pest pro comes to your home and looks in key areas for possible termite activity. Termites need food and water in order to survive. Your house is already full of their food, wood. Now termites are on the hunt for water. If there are any leaky faucets or places where water is allowed to accumulate or drip, the termite pro will definitely want to check these areas. The termite inspector technician will not come in with a sledge hammer to completely destroy your home while looking for termites. He will look around pipes and in cool places like in basements for any damaged wood or wood that appears warped and blistered. If there is any paneling that can be easily removed near pipes in the walls, the technician will want to take a look . But termite activity can be found outdoors as well. The inspector will look around the foundation for signs of subterranean termites who make mud tunnels attached to the foundation. If you allow flower bed mulch or soil to get above your foundation line, this can be an easy way to allow termites to get into your home.
What should I expect?
Before your termite pro arrives at your Chula Vista home for the initial inspection, you can really help the inspection by pulling some furniture away from the walls a few feet. Removing anything that blocks crawl spaces or unused cabinets will allow the technician to get a good peak into these dark, forgotten places.
After the inspection of the inside and outside is complete, the termite pro will give you a thorough run down of any termite activity found. You will be shown a recommended treatment plan if termites were located in your Chula Vista home..
How often should I have a termite inspection?
Termite inspections are your strongest defense against having your home devastated by these wood eating bugs. The bare minimum is having at least a yearly inspection. But because Chula Vista, CA is located in the heaviest hit zone for termites, having a quarterly or twice a year inspection will keep the time in between inspections short, so an infestation will be caught before any real damage can be done.
For the best termite inspections in Chula Vista, CA, give Nixtermite a call today to schedule your initial inspection. Knowing your home is safe from the destruction termites can cause will help your rest easily.