Why Should You Have Your Home Inspected for Termites?

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Termites are the stuff of nightmares. As far as creepy crawlies go, termites rank high on the list of most destructive and invasive infestations to encounter. Termite damage can result in hundreds and even thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home, your furniture, and even invite other issues like water damage.

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So ideally, you want to catch them before it escalates to that point.

Unfortunately, termites are also one of the more insidious pests and are therefore more difficult to detect. Termites can invade your home for years undetected if it’s not regularly inspected. If you know what to look for, you can sometimes catch them before the damage is too prevalent. Or, if you don’t, you might not catch them until your floorboards are soft and squishy.

So, who should have their home inspected? Pretty much anyone that has a home. Whether you are buying or selling a home, a termite inspection is a must. Even if your home is made of primarily stone or metal, there is wood in the frame and foundation itself.

As a buyer, you need to be aware of potential risks before you invest in a house, both up front and risks that may inhibit future renovations. And as a seller, the value of your home will be affected by a termite infestation. Plus, buyers will be asking for an inspection, and if they don’t like the results, you may be stuck footing the bill and finding new buyers.

Getting your home inspected will save you time and money. Do-it-yourself treatments or spot treatments can help until a professional is able to conduct a thorough inspection, but given the invasive nature of termites, you may find yourself running in circles. And if it carries on for too long, the costs can be insurmountable.

Having a professional inspect your home can eradicate the problem quickly and efficiently. You can expect an inspection to cost around $75-$150, while termite damage can result in thousands of dollars of structural damage. Plus, licensed exterminators can usually address the problem with a limited number of visits—sometimes even just one visit does the trick! Most exterminators include a warranty on their services as well, in case the pests decide to make a follow-up appearance.

Another thing to remember is that exterminators are experts! They’re there to help you, and they know how to handle the products. Some termite treatments involve chemicals that may not be safe when used improperly. Not only do exterminators know how to use the product, but they usually have eco-friendly options available that will protect the environment as well as your home. An inspection is an investment in your safety as much as it is an investment in your property.

So, is it time to have your home inspected for termites? If so, we can offer you various termite control options suitable to your needs. 

Schedule a termite inspection today. Click to learn more!

February 8, 2018


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