Just because you don’t notice signs of termites doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a termite inspection performed on a regular basis. Regular termite inspections can help you catch an infestation before there is widespread damage, thereby saving you a great deal of money in repairs. Here are some things to keep in mind during an inspection.
Termite inspectors have to be licensed by the Structural Pest Control Board, which is a division of the Department of Consumer Affairs. You can contact this agency directly or visit their website to verify that an inspector is licensed.
After verifying that the inspector is licensed, it’s important to obtain references from at least two or three different individuals. You should also ask plenty of questions, a few of which are:
- How long have you been an inspector?
- How long has the company you work for been in business?
- Do you offer a guarantee in case termites return?
You should also ask plenty of questions about how termites will be treated, how long it will take, and what the procedure will be like while treatment is ongoing. Avoid companies that are unwilling to answer these question or seem evasive about their tactics.
Take your Time
It’s important to take your time and choose the right company for the job. As such, you shouldn’t be afraid to get estimates (or second opinions) from more than one termite control company. Avoid dealing with exterminators who try to pressure you into signing a contract or who use scare tactics. Termites damage structures rather slowly, so taking a few extra days to ensure you have made the right decision won’t affect things too much one way or another.
Here at Time’s up Termite, Inc., our goal is to create satisfied customers that will be proud to recommend us to others. To schedule a termite inspection, contact us.