Consistent Termite Inspection: Best Measure to Prevent Vast Termite Infestation
Termites can appear anywhere inside or outside houses and various building infrastructures. They primarily feed on wood and are capable traversing through plaster, metal siding and etc. Though ecologically beneficial as they function to breakdown detritus to add nutrients to soil, they are destructive to houses and building infrastructures regardless of the material composition. They can destroy the strength and safety of the structures which could be detrimental for humans. Termite infestation is a crisis that can be expected but the good news is it can be managed and vast infrastructure destruction can be prevented with early detection and prompt action.
Early detection by doing termite inspection at least once a month leads to beneficial result as the termite infestation can be thwarted. One can do it by first knowing where the termites would feed and where are the possible entry points such as cracks and spaces. Check on the following areas: outside the house and buildings for mud holes, tree stumps and dead leaves in the garden where termites could feed; windowsills; basement walls; moldings, wooden garden sheds and door frames. Look for the signs of termites presence include: mud tubes on exterior walls, cracked or bubbling paint, wood that sounds hollow when tapped, a temporary swarm of winged insects and discarded wings from “swarmers”. If there any early signs of termites, contact a pest control provider to exterminate the termites or one can do it himself/herself if one has proper equipment.
When one suspects that there is a termite activity in unseen areas such as the ceilings or in the interior part of the walls or under the floors, one should not hesitate to call on a pest control provider to inspect on such areas. Interior damage may not become apparent until the termite infestations are full-blown and before it can happen let a pest control provider check on the hidden places of the houses and building infrastructures. Termite inspections can take approximately 30 to 45 minutes for a thorough inspection, depending on the size and conditions of the house and property. The termite inspector will visually inspect the entire interior of a home and exterior of the property. They will be the one to do necessary treatments if ever they detect termite activity in such unseen areas.
With the early detection and treatment of termite activity, structures can be saved from vast termite infestation and thus high costs for repairs will not be incurred. An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure is quoted by Benjamin Franklin and is very much applicable to termite infestation early detection and treatment. Early termite infestation detection is way much better than long process of termite infestation treatment.