Consistent termite inspections are not only necessary but crucial when living in a high risk area for termite infestations. While a majority of the US deals with a near constant threat of termite invasions, San Diego County falls right into the highest rated risk zone for termite infestations. With drywood and subterranean termites both at work, the possibilities of your home being hit with an infestation is quite high. By hiring a termite extermination pro to routinely inspect your property for termites, you will be able to catch the infestation early, eliminate the termites if found, and even have an on-site wood repair specialist to assess the cost of the damage and give you a list of options, including a reasonable quote, for repairing your home. While the battle against termites will rage on, being armed with a regular termite inspection can make all the difference in stopping termites before they cause damage to your home.
What to expect during a termite inspection
When you call a pest control pro to inspect your home for termites, the trained eye of the technician will thoroughly search your home and property for these wood eating bugs that can cause so much damage. If you want to help make sure every inch of your home is inspected, prepare your home by cleaning out items from dark, often forgotten places in and around your house before your technician arrives. Be sure to clear entrances to the attic and to any crawl spaces, unused cabinets, and from around the perimeter of the home. Don’t put off starting an annual inspection to protect your home from the expensive damage of termites.
Damaging effects of termites
Termite damage can easily be extensive and very expensive because the termites eat cellulose in wooden boards relatively quietly, causing structural damage to the home without any loud indicators of such destruction taking place. Because termites do not like light, the damage they are creating happens out of sight with little evidence on the surface of walls, wooden furniture, or wood floors.
Across the US, billions of dollars will go to repairs needed after a termite infestation each year. As termite colonies ramp up activity and expand their colony in the warmer months, the termites are focused on one thing, eating. A termite queen can lay several hundred to even a couple thousand eggs in a single day. It will not take long for a termite colony to become a major infestation.
With the destruction capabilities and the high risk of your house being selected to house the next termite colony, a routine inspection is truly the best way to protect your home. A termite control pro will thoroughly search your property for signs of termites and potential situations that may increase your risk of getting termites. For residents of San Diego County, hiring a pest control professional who will not stop until every termite is eradicated and every repair completed will give you peace of mind after a termite infestation is discovered. Give Nixtermite in San Diego County a call to set up an initial inspection so you can be sure that termites will not destroy your home.