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There are approximately 45 species of termites in the U.S
species of termites exist in the world.
The termite caste system has three levels: reproducers, workers, and soldiers.
million years is how long termites have lived on the Earth
Personalized Termite Inspection
When scheduling your termite inspection, a friendly Accurate Termite Pest & Control representative will provide a 1-2 hour time window in which you can expect your inspector to arrive.
If you request it, the termite inspector can be instructed to call when he/she is on route to your home to provide a more concise estimated time of arrival. Depending on the size of your home, a Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) inspection of your home may take roughly 1-1.5 hours.
In order to provide a thorough and personalized termite inspection, the inspector should have open access to the front and backyards, attics, crawl spaces, all rooms, window sills (interior and exterior), and as much of the baseboards and garage(s) as possible.
Problem Areas We Check
Opening or drilling into any non-wood materials such as stucco or drywall is not likely to be necessary during a WDO termite inspection. The inspector will focus largely on assessing wood members throughout your home including posts, fascia, rafters, trims, wood siding, exposed wood framing, base boards, and floor boards to name a few.
Issues that could potentially lead to the presence of termites or other WDO’s, such as excessive moisture, in non-wood materials will also be noted by the inspector and included in the final report for your information and review.
When inspecting exterior wood members, especially roofline wood members, the inspector may use a blunt probe to assess the presence of WDO’s in the wood and test its structural integrity. Your inspector will check in with you upon completing the inspection to inform you that he/she is done. The inspector then uses his/her field notes to produce a detailed report back at the Accurate Termite & Pest Control office.
Termite Inspection Report
Your termite inspection report will include details of your home’s inspection including findings of termite evidence; findings of fungus or dry rot; findings of other WDO’s such as wood boring beetles, carpenter ants, carpenter bees (etc); and also findings of structural damage throughout your home. Other findings of concern that could lead to future infestations or compromise structural integrity of wood members will also be noted in your inspection report.
Your termite inspection report will also include a sheet with an itemized proposal to remedy the issues discovered during inspection. Pricing may include a price for termite treatment, termite repairs, or replacement of infected wood members as necessary.
Your report will be submitted to you by email. Accurate Termite & Pest Control staff is available during office hours to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding your inspection report.