What Happens During a Pest Inspection?

What Happens During a Pest Inspection

Termites are a problem in South Carolina; home and business owners must have yearly inspections to protect their properties. Having an inspection can help you prevent infestations and stop any that may have started. If you have never had an inspection before, you may wonder what happens during a pest inspection.

The Importance of a Professional Pest Inspection

Termites are something that you cannot overlook. Property owners must be aggressive about preventative treatments as well as addressing infestations. Termite treatments and damage are not covered by homeowner insurance policies. These wood-destroying organisms can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage before even being noticed. That’s why it’s very important to act fast and contact our professionals if you suspect signs of termites.

What Happens During a Pest Inspection – Outside

When our professional exterminator arrives at your property, they are going to conduct an outside inspection before going into your home or business. They will check the following areas to see if there are any signs of termites:

  • Check your crawl space for signs of termites or damage.
  • Check your eaves to see if there are signs of infestation.
  • Check the foundation of your home for signs of damage or mud tubes that indicate a termite colony.
  • Look at any areas outside where moisture can gather and protect termites.

Termites love moisture and damp areas. They also love damp places where leaves and other debris can protect them from the heat and sun. This is why this will be the first area checked during the inspection.

What Happens During A Pest Inspection – Inside

Your exterminator will next go into your home or business and begin to check for signs of termite activity or damage. They will look at the following:

  • Check crawlspace for mud tubes and signs of subfloor or joist damage. Also, look for any areas of excessive moisture that can encourage termite activity.
  • Check around plumbing where there is a potential for moisture.
  • If a slab home – Check the base of your walls (termites also love drywall cellulose).

One thing that all businesses and homeowners should know is that termites need moisture so if your roof has a leak or your attic isn’t properly ventilated, any cardboard or paper stored in the attic could potentially be damaged.

What Happens During A Pest Inspection – Conclusion

Once the inspection has been completed, your exterminator will review what they found and make recommendations for preventative treatment. If an infestation has been found, they will give you options about getting rid of the termites and inform you of any damages they have seen to your property structure.

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Call Ledford’s Pest Control Today

By working with a professional pest control company like Ledford’s, you can have a complete inspection conducted and prevent termites from entering your home or business. For all of your pest control needs, you can rely on Ledford’s Pest Control to help. Contact us online or give us a call at today.

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