Termites do not seek attention. They live in out of the way locations in and around your home, and they prefer to remain anonymous. The problem with their low-profile behavior is that it can mask a serious threat to your home’s structural integrity.
What can you do to prevent or deter termites’ destructive behavior? Clark, your friendly termite, pest, mosquito, rodent, and grounds care expert, says the first action you’ll want to take is to schedule a termite inspection.
Inspections are an often overlooked but vital first step in the strategy to prevent termites from infesting and damaging a home. Unfortunately, many homeowners wait until it is too late.
Why do they avoid scheduling an annual termite inspection? Most of the time, it’s an out of sight, out of mind attitude that gives them a false sense of security. That mindset can lead to costly headaches and hassles.
What’s involved in a termite inspection
With subterranean termite swarm season rapidly approaching – these flying termite reproductives typically swarm on warm spring-like days following rain – it’s important that you rely on a trained professional who knows where and what to look for to identify termite activity.
Clark Pest Control’s termite inspectors focus their efforts on the most vulnerable areas of a home. This includes inspecting all accessible areas, including basements, crawlspaces, windows, door frames, utility access points in walls and slabs, and settlement and expansion cracks in slab foundations.
Clark’s inspectors will start at the foundation and work their way up, examining every crack, crevice, and potential entry point for signs of termites and damage, both past and present. They will look for visible signs of termite activity, including:
- Crumbled or damaged wood
- Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
- Peeling paint that resembles water damage
- Mud tubes on cinder block walls in basements or crawlspaces
- Discarded wings from swarmers
- Flying termite swarms in or around a home
Inspections are a must
To better protect homes from termites and other destructive pests, Clark Pest Control is taking the idea of termite inspections a step further by offering home wellness inspections for both
new and existing customers. The home wellness inspection covers not only termites (drywood and subterranean), but also rodent entry points and the insulation in your home. This can offer you an additional layer of protection for your home against all types of pests.
Clark’s expert and fully licensed inspectors will perform a thorough inspection of your home and provide a written report of the findings. If inspectors identify the presence of termites, wood-destroying pests and organisms, or other pests in your home, they first will determine the source of the infestation and then will provide you with treatment recommendations. They also will make recommendations for any necessary repair work for damage because of the infestation.
For maximum protection against termites, you should schedule a no-obligation home wellness inspection that includes a complete termite inspection. You also can ask for more information on Clark Pest Control’s exclusive Termite Infestation Protection (T.I.P.) program, which is designed to cover your home from future infestations and damages caused by all species of termites.
Call or text California’s trusted, friendly termite control expert at (800) WE-NEED-YOU (936-3339) or email us at email@example.com to schedule your home wellness inspection and defuse the termite threat. Until next time, the pest management professionals at Clark Pest Control thank you for helping to keep unwanted pests out of your home and yard.