Why a Termite Inspection is Important
Buying a new home can be a stressful experience. You have checked out your neighborhood, your schools and your commute. You have some new furniture in mind. And you don’t want any hidden surprises, right? A termite inspection is just one of the steps to allow you to enjoy your new home for many years to come.
Termite Inspection Basics
Termites are usually found underground or in wood. They are rarely seen. You might see a mud tube or tunnel for an army of termites. When warm temperatures hit, swarmers or winged termites maybe seen because termites are looking for mates. These swarmers are a sign of a mature termite colony. The swarmers’ job is to leave the colony, mate and start new colonies. Additional pictures of termites can be found on our website.
Termites can damage wood in and around a home very quickly. The National Pest Management Association estimates over $5 billion of termite caused property damage annually. Insurance rarely covers this damage.
A qualified pest control inspector has the experience and knowledge to spot a termite’s behavior. Your qualified inspector will need to know how to spot mud tunnels and other signs that termites are tunneling underneath. Your inspection will include whether your home is likely to have future termite problems. For example, does your home have a wood frame on slab? How close to your home is your wooden fence? How does water drain around your home? A pest control inspector will provide a report of existing damage and termites. These professionals will also indicate areas in your home that may have future termite problems.
On Long Island, New York, contact Suburban Exterminating for your termite inspection at (631) 864-6900 or (516) 864-6900. For other locations, you can find a pest professional through the National Pest Management Association.