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The Importance Of Getting An Annual Termite Inspection

November 15, 2016

It doesn’t matter whether your house is made of brick, stucco, log timbers, or other materials; it is at risk for termite infestation. This is why having a professional perform routine inspections is essential to protecting your Phoenix home from termite damage. Termites feast on any cellulose-containing materials in your home – not just wood. They are attracted to cellulose insulation, framing timbers, and even drywall in your home. No matter what type of home you own, the importance of getting an annual termite inspection simply cannot be overstated. Inspecting for termites takes training and specialized knowledge, which is why it’s a good idea to hire a professional to perform your yearly inspection.

What To Expect During Your Inspection

When inspecting for termites, a professional will typically begin by examining points of entry to your home. The inspector will look for tell-tale signs of termite infestations, such as mud shelter tubes, piles of frass, termite mazes on walls, termite wings, and other common signs of termites. In addition, the inspector will use a tool to gently tap on the interior and exterior walls of your home to listen for hollow-sounding wood that may be a sign of termite damage. Once the inspection is complete, your inspector will let you know whether or not you have termites and what type of termite species is infesting your property.

Inspection Costs

An annual termite inspection doesn’t cost as much as you may think. While some companies will charge hundreds of dollars to check for termites in your home, others will provide this service for free. Find a company in your area that offers free home termite inspections to save yourself a little money on this essential service. Early termite detection is the key to protecting your home from costly termite damage. To receive your FREE termite inspection from the specialists at ACTION Termite & Pest Control, call (602) 899-2222 today.