Termites are among the leading causes of damage to homes in the United States. Not surprisingly, homeowners end up paying thousands of dollars each year to repair areas of their homes damaged by termites. But with routine termite inspection services, homeowners can prevent termite damage to their homes and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with keeping these destructive pests at bay.
At Senate Termite and Pest Control, we provide customers in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., with just that. Our team of friendly pest control experts offers termite inspection services for homes that include environmentally-friendly pest control procedures and annual termite inspection packages. Learn more below about how Senate Termite and Pest Control can get your home pest-free.
The Home Termite Inspection Procedure
If you’ve never had your home professionally inspected for termites and termite damage before, rest assured that it’s a simple process that shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours, depending on the size of your home. We’ll schedule an appointment for a termite inspection expert to come to your home and check areas where termites commonly harbor for any signs of termite presence or damage.
Before a termite inspection, make sure that you clear the following areas of your home of obstructions and hazards that could hinder the termite inspector’s work:
- Crawl space
- All exterior walls
During a home termite inspection procedure, we follow a simple but comprehensive process that is minimally invasive and designed to detect termite presence as well as your property’s risk of termite infestation. So, what does a Senate termite inspection appointment look like?
First, your inspector will look for any signs of termites in or around your home. Sings of termites include termite droppings, wood damage, mud tubes, termite wings (evidence of swarms) and, of course, live termites.
Next, your inspector will look for possible termite access points. Termite access points can include anywhere that provides termites with a passageway into your home from the outside. Common termite access points include cracks in a home’s foundation, hollow block walls, side foundations of piers and walls, plumbing and similar areas.
The termite inspector will then pinpoint areas inside and outside of your home that could lead to future termite infestations, including wood-to-soil contact points and leaks in your plumbing system. Finally, if any termite issues are found, your inspector will offer various options for taking care of your termite problem before discussing pricing.
When Should I Schedule a Home Termite Inspection?
We recommend that you schedule annual home termite inspections even if you don’t suspect any termite issues. While you may not have termites now, it’s important to mitigate your risk by determining potential termite access points and other factors that increase your home’s chance of an infestation.
Of course, if you see any signs of termite presence in or around your home, you should schedule a termite inspection as soon as possible to prevent serious damage to your property.
What to Expect With Home Termite Inspection Service
Our home termite inspection services are designed to give homeowners peace of mind when it comes to pest protection. We offer incredibly effective and eco-friendly termite treatment options that won’t pose a threat to humans or pets. We also offer our customers a variety of termite treatment options at an affordable price point along with preventative services and insight into how you can best prevent future pest issues.
Contact Senate Termite Control Today
If you suspect that you have a termite issue with your property, it’s time to call in trusted professionals. Our experienced team is here to provide top-notch termite inspection and treatment services to homeowners in VA and MD. Schedule your appointment by calling 1-800-433-9409 or by filling out our contact form today!