Buying a new home can be a stressful experience. You’ve checked out your neighborhood, your schools, and your commute. You have some new furniture in mind. 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 as they look 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.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. A pest control inspector can provide a report of existing damage and assess your home’s risk for 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?Termites can damage wood in and around a home very quickly. The National Pest Management Association estimates that termites cause over $5 billion of property damage annually. Insurance rarely covers this damage.
On Long Island, New York, contact Suburban Exterminating for your termite inspection at (631) 864-6900 or (516) 864-6900.