What to Expect During a Termite Inspection
Wood destroying insects like termites can cause significant damage to your home. While colonies can grow rather large, very few homeowners realize they have a termite problem until it’s too late. But, if you suspect you have termites, you probably do. So, here’s what to expect from a termite inspection from Inspect360.
The Termite Inspection Process
Inspect360’s termite inspector will arrive at your home and introduce themself. They will ask to see the entire property, inside and out. You must be present during the inspection so that he or she can ask any questions and you can receive an explanation of the findings. The inspector will check all areas of the home for evidence of termites, noting wood conditions and damage along the way. Our inspectors will look your home over from top to bottom, searching for all the signs and clues that you have termites.
What Inspectors Look For
Termite inspectors look for certain signs that indicate the presence of termites. These include mud tubes, wood damage in doorways, window frames, attics, frass (termite droppings), insect wings, and bubbling wall paint. They’ll also inspect the soil around your home to see if there are any indications that the termites have originated outdoors. Often, the colony started in a tree or nearby wooded area, traveling into your home while looking for warmth, food, or a place to extend the colony.
How to Spot Live Termites
Termites are small and hard to spot, which is why they often go undetected until it’s too late. They can be easily confused with ants, so it’s important you familiarize yourself with the differences between the two insects. Additionally, the location of the sighting is also very helpful to the inspector. Termites typically swarm near windows and doorways, so if that’s where you’ve seen a termite, let our expert know.
Schedule Your Appointment
Waiting to schedule a termite inspection with Inspect360 could end up costing you more financially down the road. So, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment! We proudly serve residents throughout Dallas, TX, and the surrounding area, providing not only termite inspections but pre-listing inspections, pool inspections, and commercial building inspections as well. So, give us a call today at (817) 754-0360.