How long will the inspection take?
The average termite inspection will take our inspector 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours to complete. The time will depend on size and condition of home.
How does my home get termites?
The most common termite, the subterranean termite, builds its nest in the ground. They usually go unseen by the homeowner, and can only be found by a professional.
These termites construct mud tubes (as pictured to the right), which are used to explore for food and connect the underground nest to the food source. They can enter a building without the wood directly contacting the soil through such tubes. Termites can enter through cracks, expansion joints, hollow bricks or concrete blocks around plumbing. They can find their way into a structure through an opening as small as 1/32 of an inch. Depending on the type of structure, whether constructed with slab, basement, or crawlspace foundations, all can be a target for termite infestation.
Do I need an Inspection?
If you are selling your home most of the time they require you to get a termite inspection before the home closes escrow. We also recommend you get a termite inspection every couple of years to protect your home, set up an appointment with our pest control technicians now if you suspect termites.