Do-It-Yourself Termite Inspection

Like they say, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure—or something to that effect.  You should keep this in mind when it comes to protecting your house or property from termite infestation.  As a responsible homeowner, you can come up with your own termite inspection checklist that you can do on a regular basis.  Here are some tips on how to do a quick termite inspection on your own:

  • Check for leaks or puddles in and around your house or property. Damp soil or wood- and paper-based materials are breeding grounds for termites.  Direct flowing water (such as those from garden hoses or water pipes) away from the foundation of the house, crawl spaces, walls, and the like.
  • Speaking of wood and cellulose materials, keep these away from your house’s foundation or other structures, like posts, walls, and beams.  These are the main food sources of termites.  If these pests found these materials, it will not take long for them to burrow their way through and even build nests for their spreading colonies.
  • If you have a stand-alone or single-detached house, make sure that its foundation is exposed and not covered with wood debris, paper stacks, and bushes and shrubs.  These things will attract the termites to feed and to build their nest around the house.  Eventually, they will create mud tunnels from the outside and through your house or property.
  • Lastly, keep the basement and crawl spaces in your house relatively dry and free from excessive moisture.  One of the ideal conditions for termites to thrive is places with ample moisture.

These are good, inexpensive tips to follow to protect your home from termite infestation.  You should always be aware of the termite risk that comes from owning a home, more so if it is made mostly of wood-based materials.  Regular inspections of the house or building for signs of termite infestation will help decrease the danger of having such a serious pest problem.

However, it is still better to get help from professionals.  Termites can be tricky at times and they can invade and cause damage to your homes and property without being detected—until it’s too late.  To prevent this from happening, aside from doing regular inspections yourself, hire a professional termite control company to make a thorough termite inspection.

Professional Termite Inspection for FREE

We at Termite Control AZ can give you a free termite inspection.  If termite infestation is found, we will include a comprehensive termite treatment and removal proposal for your house or property.  Our highly qualified technicians are trained to use specialized devices for termite activity detection.  We can also answer your queries and concerns about termite treatments and control.  You can be assured of a quality termite inspection.  The termite treatment methods we use are suited to your needs and it is certifiably safe and clean.

For more information, please contact us now and we can immediately start the termite inspection process.  Don’t wait a day more because this will only give termites a big head start.

For more information please visit Termite Control Scottsdale