How do termite inspectors find termites?

How do termite inspectors find termites?

Termites enjoy warm and humid conditions and will always seek out areas with high moisture levels so we make a point of identifying these high risk areas. During the inspection our technician will also use a thermal imaging camera to help identify key risk areas or areas where there is termite activity.

How long does it take for exterminators to get rid of termites?

If a spray is applied by a professional exterminator, termites typically start dying off within a day or two. Depending on the severity of the infestation, it could take longer for the treatment to reach the queen and entirely eliminate the colony.

Do termites affect appraisals?

Affects Your Home’s Real Estate Value Termite damage to your home impacts how an appraiser will calculate the value of your home as well as giving your prospective buyers a bargaining chip when it comes to selling your home.

What is checked during a termite inspection?

The inspector will look at the interior and exterior areas of your home, checking for visible signs of a termite infestation, which include: droppings, broken wings, mud tubes, and damaged wood. The inspector will check your baseboards, walls, windows, crawl spaces, door frames, insides of cabinets and closets.

How often should termite baits be replaced?

Answer: You should clean out all of the Advance Termite Bait Stations completely and replace the wood base at least every 12 months, or once a year. Depending on where you live and the climate and amount of rain, you may need to replace the wood base more often.

Are termites difficult to get rid of?

Once a termite infestation is established, it can be hard to get rid of. Homeowners are often tempted to try and get rid of termites with DIY methods, but miss a few termites – or the termite queen – and you’ll have another infestation on your hands in no time.

What happens if you don’t do anything about termites?

If a termite infestation is left untreated, it could literally bring your house down. The good news is termite signs can be easy to spot once you know what you’re looking for. Spotting a problem early on will make it easier to get the proper termite extermination your home needs.

How often should a termite inspection be done?

once a year
Ideally, all homeowners should get inspected once a year. Older homes do tend to be more at risk for termites, making it absolutely essential to not only stay vigilant about inspecting your home yourself on a regular basis but also get a professional’s opinion every single year.

How do you tell if termites are active in your house?

Keep an eye out for the following signs of termite activity:

  1. Discolored or drooping drywall.
  2. Peeling paint that resembles water damage.
  3. Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
  4. Small, pinpoint holes in drywall.
  5. Buckling wooden or laminate floor boards.
  6. Tiles loosening from the added moisture termites can introduce to your floor.

What attracts termites to a home?

In addition to wood inside the home, termites are drawn inside by moisture, wood in contact with house foundations, and cracks in building exteriors. Different combinations of these factors attract different species. Additionally, geographic location plays a role in how likely homeowners are to deal with infestations.

Do termites go away on their own?

Termites will not go away on their own. Termites consume wood for sustenance. When they find a way into your home, they won’t go away on their own. They will feed for years and years if they are allowed to.

Are termite bait stations worth it?

When properly monitored and maintained they are very effective at controlling termites. However if not properly monitored they are completely useless and may give homeowners a false sense of security. If you have a Termite contract in which bait stations are used you still need to have the home inspected once a year.