Wood Destroying Insect Inspections
If left unaddressed, wood-destroying organisms like termites and carpenter ants can cause major structural damage. We look at the structure for conditions that could allow wood-destroying organisms to thrive.
- What is a termite inspection?
A termite inspection is a visual examination of a property for evidence of termite activity or damage. It is typically performed by a licensed and trained professional, and is often required as part of the home-buying or mortgage process.
- How often should I have my home inspected for termites?
It is recommended to have a termite inspection performed annually, especially if you live in an area with a high risk of termite infestation. Additionally, it’s good to get your home inspected if you suspect termite activity.
- What should I expect during a termite inspection?
During a termite inspection, we will examine the interior and exterior of the property, including the foundation, walls, floors, and any wood structures. We may also use specialized tools and equipment, such as moisture meters, to detect any signs of termite activity.
- Are there any signs of termite activity that I should look for?
Some common signs of termite activity include:
-Swarms of winged insects near the property
-Mud tubes on exterior walls
-Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
-Small holes in wood or walls
-Discarded wings near windows or doors