Pest Control was protecting residences from termites since 1950. Since that time, they have developed an extensive integrated pest management program for controlling termite activity in the field. They have an extensive line of the best, newer, more efficient termite control products on the market and highly effective application techniques to successfully stop and eradicate these destructive insects. Their main competitors are Pest Control Companies that also provide pest inspections and treatment services. Pest Control companies have long held a monopoly in the termite inspection and treatment business because they have traditionally provided the service within the industry.
A pest inspection is an impartial, thorough, and detailed examination of a home or building by a qualified and skilled pest control inspector. A qualified inspector should be knowledgeable about the different types of pests, how to control them, and what signs to look for to determine if an infestation is present. A pest inspection report will provide a very organized summary of current pest activity in a home. The report will include specific recommendations for termite treatment as well as preventive steps for reducing future outbreaks. The pest inspection report will also provide recommendations for reducing termite numbers so you can avoid expensive treatment costs.
As with all inspections, termite inspections should be performed by licensed, state-certified inspectors who specialize in inspecting homes and businesses for termite damage. Not only do these inspectors have the technical expertise to identify the most severe pest problems, but they also have the training necessary to perform the inspections in a manner that provides the best information to the client. It is imperative for real estate buyers and homeowners to have a pest inspection performed at least once per year, preferably more often. This will ensure that any real estate purchases or renovations are free of termite damage.
Pest Inspections is performed by specialized inspectors. Some inspections are more generalized than others, while some are more detailed than others. When choosing a pest inspection service, make sure to choose an experienced inspector with a proven track record. Also, keep in mind that some pest inspectors offer free termite inspections. Be sure to ask what type of free inspections are included in the contract before signing. If you are buying a home, be sure to ask if there is a full termite inspection guarantee.
Subterranean termites can cause a lot of damage, including severe structural damage, to homes and businesses. Many people are unaware of this type of pest infestation until it has already reached epidemic proportions, which is when it becomes extremely difficult to treat. As a result, many people suffer the financial loss of having to replace carpets, wood floors, doors, windows, and other surfaces; as well as the extensive costs of repairing the structure.
It’s also important to know what to look for when it comes to the signs of termite infestation. Bentley said that the “real time” way to tell if there are termite colonies building on a house or building is by looking at the dampness, or humidity, of the place. This is because a home or business will typically have a lower humidity than the surrounding atmosphere, which can act as a cue for the presence of pests or their eggs. Dampness can indicate a wide variety of health problems, such as headaches, asthma attacks, and skin conditions.
However, the presence of termites or their eggs does not always mean that the property needs to be treated. Sometimes, Bentley said, “misinformation or over-diagnosis” lead people to think that they have a termite problem when they actually do not. The best way to determine if a termite infestation has occurred is to have a pest inspection performed by a professional inspection company. There are several different kinds of pests that can infest a structure. For each one, there is a different type of treatment, ranging from baits and pesticides to more complex procedures, such as heat or shock treatments.
Before calling a pest control company to conduct an inspection, a real estate agent, or a homeowner should have their own personal records checked by a doctor. A doctor can check for physical signs of infestation, such as mud holes or woodpecker holes, and can also check for bacterial growth. This is especially important if a real estate agent is selling a property in an area where the presence of these insects can be a problem, since this may signal a serious health problem. After the inspection, the real estate agent or the homeowner should be able to make an accurate assessment of any damage that may need to be repaired, or replaced, as well as recommend the best course of action for doing so.