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10 May

Expert Termite Inspections

We get a lot of calls at Suburban Exterminating for pests, carpentry, and, of course, termites. The termite department is often very busy because of the numerous jobs we cover concerning termite monitoring and elimination. There are four kinds of termite inspections:

  1. Traditional
  2. Real Estate
  3. Treatment
  4. Reinspection

Types of Inspection

Traditional termite inspections occur when a customer believes they have termites, and we investigate. Real estate inspections are necessary when buying or selling a home. Treatment of these pests requires patience and persistence, so expect a few visits. And, finally, reinspection occurs after the treatment to make sure that the termites are eliminated.

When it comes to real estate inspections, many people just stick to their general home inspector to check for termites. What many people don’t realize is that the job of a professional termite inspector is a demanding and dirty job. It’s very important that it’s done right. 

What We Do

Termite inspectors don’t just check for termites, they dig into the wettest, smallest crawlspaces of the home to check for termites and other wood-destroying insects (such as carpenter ants, powder post beetles, and carpenter bees). Our inspectors check utility rooms, access panels, foundations, and more. Also, if termites are found, the professional inspector will be able to develop a plan to treat and repair the structure.

What to Look For

Knowing what to look for concerning termites isn’t as cut and dry as many may believe. Professional termite inspectors, like we have at Suburban Exterminating, know to look for evidence of insects, previous treatment, damage, and conductive conditions (conditions that make it inviting to termites). These conditions include:

  • Wood-Soil Contact
  • Pools of Water
  • Plumbing Leaks
  • Faulty Rain Gutters
  • Rain Water Pooling Against the Building

If these or any other insects are found in your home, please call us at (631) or (516) 864-6900.

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