Many property owners do not notice that their home has been infested by termites until there has been significant damage. Fortunately, this can be avoided with integrated pest management solutions, which begin with regular inspections, the application of preventive treatments, and if necessary, anti-termite treatment.
The importance of regular termite inspections is often underappreciated, but no termite control solution can be complete without it. When dealing with a fast and extremely damaging pest like termites, time is of the essence, which is why it’s important to always be ready against these pests.
What is a Termite Inspection?
A termite inspection is a process conducted by a professional where they will visit your property or home to look for signs of a termite infestation. They will investigate all parts of your property, including the perimeter area.
The inspector’s findings will be the basis for the anti-termite treatment plan they will recommend.
A termite infestation can occur at any time, especially if you live in a location that is prone to termites. Pre-construction anti-termite treatment can protect your home from termites for the first few years, as termites can sneak into your home unnoticed.
With a regular termite inspection, you can make sure that termites have not entered your home or property, or if they have, you get the infestation treated immediately.
Why Do You Need a Regular Termite Inspection?
Termite management is a complex endeavor that never quite ends, and any termite-damaged property can only emphasize the importance of termite inspection.
If you want to avoid severe damage to your property, don’t let your guard down against termites. Here’s why:
Prevent Infestations Better
Pest management is not just about eliminating pests when they enter their property. How termite pest control treatments work actually focuses more on prevention.
Termite inspections help homeowners and building managers create a long-term strategy for managing termite infestation that’s rooted in keeping them away from the property altogether.
In an inspection, the inspector can pinpoint weak spots and things that are conducive to termites and recommend ways to fix them.
By simply following these recommendations, you don’t have to guess whether your property has termites – you can be confident that you have a low chance of getting termite infestation.
Prevent the Infestation from Spreading
Termites operate mostly underground, leaving only a few signs of their presence on the surface. Thus, termites can build their colony and ravage a home for a long period before even getting noticed.
Often, even when you actively look for signs of an infestation, termites are simply elusive without the help of a professional.
Furthermore, termites operate in the thousands, which means that they can cause significant damage even over a short period. When an infestation goes unnoticed for a long period, it can spread and cause significant damage to your house’s structure.
In contrast, if you detect an infestation early, you can address it right away with the right anti-termite treatment method before it worsens.
Early Detection is Key to Termite Management
Of course, the goal of early detection is early treatment. This is because it’s generally more manageable to eliminate a small infestation.
A large infestation may have already colonized various parts of your home, so it would require additional work to find the extent of the damage and eliminate the termites. In such cases, you may need to treat the entire property to ensure that not even a single termite is left behind.
Overall, with early detection, you can minimize the damage caused by termites.
Prevents Safety Risks
Arguably one of the most important benefits of regular termite inspection is helping ensure the structural integrity of your house, and in doing so, helping minimize safety risks.
As you may already know, termites often leave wooden structures hollow. Hollow wood can no longer support weight, so it increases the risk of the structure caving in. Various accidents could occur – someone could be standing on the surface or below it when a dilapidated structure caves in – and cause serious injuries.
Such accidents can be dangerous and costly. More importantly, they are completely preventable with a proper pest management plan.
With regular inspections for termites, you can prevent termites from causing extreme damage that could leave your home’s structure unstable.
Avoid Additional Expenses
Regular termite inspection can help homeowners avoid additional expenses caused by unmitigated termite activity. In the long run, termite inspections can help you save money.
Since inspections allow you to address a termite infestation early, it helps you avoid major expenses from a termite treatment for the whole property.
It also helps ensure that your home’s structure is not compromised, often identifying weak spots or compromised areas that may need additional termite treatment or minor repairs, so you can avoid costly major repairs later.
By simply conducting termite inspections regularly, you can help ensure that your home is free from termites and avoid these additional expenses.
Live with Peace of Mind
No house is completely safe from termites. If you’re a homeowner or a building owner, this threat is something that is always at the back of your head.
There’s no doubt that many regularly inspect their homes for signs of a termite infestation, which is good but may not be enough.
When you have your house inspected by a professional, you can be confident that they can thoroughly check every corner and crevice. You can guarantee that they can detect even the slightest signs of a termite infestation.
Likewise, if it so happens that you do have an infestation, you have the support of a trusted company that provides termite control services in the Philippines.
With regular termite inspection coupled with an anti-termite treatment strategy, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your property is protected.
Do You Really Need a Termite Inspection?
If you’re thinking about conducting inspections of your house on your own regularly and then simply calling a pest management provider if you see signs of an infestation, you’re not alone. Most people do only ask for an inspection when they suspect an infestation.
However, termites are very difficult to detect with the naked, untrained eye. A professional inspector not only comes with knowledge and experience with termites but also equipment, such as the TermiTracker Thermal Imaging Technology that can detect sub-surface termite activities.
So, while you can inspect your home for termites, you will likely not be as thorough as a professional who can, in addition, guide you through your treatment options.
What Happens in a Termite Inspection?
Knowing the process for termite inspection may help you appreciate the benefits we have just discussed.
A termite inspection must be prompted by the client. This begins with a call or message scheduling the inspection.
Upon scheduling an inspection, the owner of the property must prepare to make all parts of their home accessible to the inspector, including attics and basements. The inspector will go around and inside the house, focusing on areas that may be conducive to termites.
The inspector will look for any traces or signs of termites on your property, such as:
- Mud tubes
- Hollow wood
- Paint damage
- Traces of wings
- Termite droppings
Apart from these signs, ENTECH’s inspectors use our TermiTracker Thermal Imaging Technology.
They will also check your property for any structural damage that termites may have already caused. They will also look for potential weak points termites may use to start a colony, such as fallen tree branches, crevices in walls, outdoor wooden surfaces, and mulch.
Based on their findings, the inspector will inform you of any or potential infestation and suggest a prevention strategy or, if there is an ongoing infestation, an environmentally friendly anti-termite treatment after construction.
With ENTECH, you can ensure that the methods used for termite management in your home or building are not only safe for your family and pets but also for the environment.
ENTECH employs non-chemical treatments like in-ground and above-ground baiting along with FDA-approved chemical treatments, which may be injected into wood or directly into the soil.
With these treatment methods, ENTECH ensures that we do not affect harmless insects, which are crucial to our biodiversity.
Be Confidently Termite-Free with ENTECH
Termites have been a problem around the world for a long time, which is why you cannot afford to be complacent when it comes to termite management. As a property owner, you need to be proactive in keeping termites out of your property.
As an environmental services company, ENTECH always explains to clients the importance of regular termite inspections to a comprehensive anti-termite treatment plan. Inspections let you know not only where the enemies are but also where are your weak points and, subsequently, respond accordingly.
With regular inspections, you can implement a targeted anti-termite treatment plan that’s guaranteed to work.
Protect your property from termite infestations today. Talk to one of our experts to learn more about how we can help you manage termites.