As a savvy homeowner, you understand that your house needs continuous upkeep. That is why you will spend weekends washing windows, resealing decks, and mowing lawns. You painstakingly make repairs and keep things neat. You also understand the power of two pincers against your walls and the devastation they bring when left unchecked. Thus, you schedule regular termite inspections of your Pleasanton home, knowing you can get the upper hand and beat back wood-chewing pests. Since the technicians of your favorite pest control company are helping you rid your home of unwanted guests, why not return the favor? A little preparation is all it takes!
Steps to Make Your Technician’s Job a Little Easier
Let’s say tomorrow is the day of your termite inspection. What can you do to make it easier for the technician to inspect for the wood-chewing home invaders? While you don’t have to upend your entire house, you can do the following:
- Conduct a little rearranging of items. It helps things move smoother if you pull items from under your kitchen and bathroom sinks, as they will look for any activity near water sources. The technician will need to look under your sinks and around the walls in your garage. In the garage, pull things out at least two feet from the wall, and be sure nothing is against the outside walls.
- Unblock the crawl space. The technician will need access to the crawl space. Save them time and effort by clearing the opening and moving anything stored in the area that may impede the inspection.
- Trim the landscaping. It is helpful to have the bushes and ground cover trimmed away from the exterior walls and foundation.
- Make some space around corners and the edges of walls. The inspector will spend most of their time inside looking at areas you don’t usually access, like the edges of your rooms. Pulling furniture away from walls and corners helps them see what they need to. It is often where activity is found.
Protect Your Home with Regular Termite Inspections
Fighting these wood-boring bugs begins with a thorough termite inspection from Times Up Termite. Our licensed technicians review every nook and cranny for activity. We leave no space unturned. Once finished, we present our findings and offer different options for your situation. For example, we have an eco-friendly, reduced-risk pesticide called Altriset that is useful for homes with children, pets, or pregnant moms. We also offer Trelona by BASF for bait stations. Both are fantastic products to keep your home pest free. Contact us today for more information.
Call 510-568-7200 to speak with our team of experienced, licensed professionals at Times Up Termite, Inc. about establishing a regular termite inspection schedule. You can also contact us online to request a free termite inspection in Pleasanton.