There are plenty of pests out and about no matter what the season, but that’s just part of life. If you want to be as comfortable as possible in your Perth home then it is critical that you stay on top of all the potential pests that can make your life miserable. This includes the feared termites. A major termite infestation isn’t just inconvenient, but puts your house in serious danger. If you’re going to stay on top of any potential issues then you want to make sure to have regular termite inspections scheduled as insurance against termite ingress leading to potentially catastrophic damage.
How Do Termite Inspections Work?
While each house will be a little bit different, the same basic process takes place every time you call a licensed professional pest control specialist to your home for a termite inspection. Because of this, you can expect the same general few steps of the process before talking with the exterminator in order to find out more about what your specific situation looks like.
#1: The Average Inspection Is 30-45 Minutes
This is normally enough time for us to find any potential problems or to give the all clear. However, if you have a particularly large residence or you find us taking a little longer, have patience. We may have found some concerning signs and always better safe than sorry!
#2: We’re Looking For “Swarmers”
Termite infestation takes place in steps, especially as a colony somewhere is moving and finding a new place to set up a nest. This is what is usually happening when termites begin appearing around a house, so we’re looking for any signs of these winged “scouts” to let us know if an infestation is taking place or how far along a current one is. Sometimes something as innocuous as a spider webs can hold evidence of a recent infestation.
#3: An Outside Inspection
Our inspectors will need access to the inside and the outside of your home, but a major part of the inspection will be outside. Aside from looking for obvious signs of termites, especially some early winged ones, we will also be searching for mud tubes down at the base of the house. These are built by colonies early on and are a very obvious sign that termites might be moving in.
Finding mud crammed into construction joints or other places that might make a good base for a new colony. These insects tend to build, build, and build some more so anywhere outside where these little bits of mud are being built up are a clear red flag for infestation.
#4: Signs Of Timber Damage
Whether in the basement, on the trim, or outside on the house or even at a nearby wooden fence, we will be looking for every type of sign that there might be any wood damage appearing. This is a sign that termites are famous for, and we’re going to see how bad it is and what we need to do to help eliminate any infestation and help you to prevent future ones.
The walk through isn’t a stressful time. Our professionals understand how important it is to do the job right, do it quickly, and bother you as little as possible until going over the summary of the inspection.
Call ATLG Pest Control Today!
If you see any of the signs we mentioned here or even suspect there might be some termites in the area, it’s time to call us to get a termite inspection whose results you can trust!