Termites are especially prevalent in San Diego and Southern California. It’s just one of those inconvenient facts of life that if you own a home, you will probably experience a termite infestation at some point.
You should request a Free termite inspection of your home if:
- You notice wood damage or other evidence of an infestation
- You are selling your home or are already in escrow
- You want to prevent termite damage with regular inspections
Why Request a Termite Inspection?
Even if you strongly suspect that you have a colony of unwanted houseguests chewing on your home, you can’t just throw a tent over your home and fumigate. A proper termite inspection is still necessary to:
- Locate the infestation
- Determine if you have multiple infestations (Yes, it happens)
- Identify the type of termites
- Develop a recommended treatment option
Southern California is home to two very different types of termites: drywood termites and subterranean termites. Each must be treated with a different type of extermination process. The size of the colony will also affect whether larger or smaller interventions are necessary.
What Happens During a Termite Inspection?
At Best-Rate Termite, we will schedule a time and date for your termite inspection. You will be asked to be at your home to let the termite inspector in and to be available after the inspection.
The inspector will carefully review your home, including favorite termite hangouts, like:
- The attic
- The garage
The inspector is highly trained to spot evidence of termites, including damaged wood, dropping, and shed wings. The inspector can determine if an infestation is active or has previously been treated and estimate the size of any active colonies.
The Termite Inspection Report
After the inspection is finished, the termite inspector will complete a report with photos documenting findings (which is important for the escrow process and for your records should you ever want to sell your home). The inspection photo report will then be emailed to you.
The inspector will note any evidence of a live colony and how much damage the colony has created. If possible, the inspector will show you the damage if the area is in an accessible space. The inspector will also offer a recommended treatment plan.
The Best-Rate Termite Difference
We understand that you have many choices when choosing a San Diego termite inspector. At Best-Rate Termite, our inspectors are well-trained and will treat you and your home with respect. Our inspectors show up on time, perform a thorough inspection, and make sure to completely review the termite report with you.
If we find evidence of an infestation, we will recommend the most appropriate treatment for your particular situation (rather than the most expensive).
By the end of the inspection process, we want you to fully understand the findings of the termite report and your treatment options. We are proud to serve San Diego and San Diego County.