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How Long Will The Inspection Take?
Depending on the type of structure, whether constructed with slab, basement, or crawl space foundations, all homes can be a target for termite infestation. In addition to being gross and unwanted pests, termites threaten the structural integrity of your home, especially as they establish their breeding grounds within the walls and structure of the house. Call Noble Way Pest Control for a termite infestation inspection. The average termite inspection can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours to complete, as it depends on the size and condition of the home. Don’t hesitate — call us today!
How Termites Get Into Your Home
Understanding why you have unwanted pests coming into your home is important and crucial for coming up with a plan to stop them. Just like any other pest, termites need food, warmth, moisture, and shelter to survive. They flock towards wood because it provides the ideal food source — cellulose — for them to thrive. Subterranean termite colonies live underground and enter homes at ground level or below, but may build mud tubes to enter spots that are above ground. It is most common, however, for termites to enter homes through wood-to-wood contact like door frames and porch step supports. Their entrance isn’t exclusive to just wood-to-wood contact, because they can also enter homes through cracks in the foundation of the home and holes in concrete blocks, traveling through foundation walls.
Drywood termites, on the other hand, begin with swarmers — which are termites that leave the colony with the specific role to find new places to develop a colony — who locate a crevice in the wood of your home, dig out a nest, and seal themselves inside. They begin producing eggs to start their new colony, although, it can take a couple of years for this new colony to start causing serious damage to your wood.
How to Get Rid of Termites
One of the best ways to ensure that there are no pests moving into your home is to have regular inspections. Noble Way Pest Control will not only happily provide you with a pest inspection, but will work with you to directly address, control, and eliminate the pest problems. Then, preventive treatments, such as wood treatments and monitoring will be put in place to ensure that these invaders are put to an end, and the potential for any future invaders to enter your house is also eliminated.
Any kind of infestation in your home can be a stressful situation, but termites can be especially frustrating because of the repairs and maintenance that follows the extermination process. Your Noble Way technician, who specializes in termite extermination, will treat your home effectively for lasting results. Submit a free quote request or speak with a specialist today to schedule a termite extermination service.