Your home is likely your largest investment. When it comes to preventing termite damage, you should partner with a knowledgeable expert who works for a licensed pest management company.
A licensed termite inspector should have experience identifying different types of termites and detecting signs of termite activity. He or she should understand how different home construction affects termite activity and control methods, and be knowledgeable about local, state and federal pest control regulations for treatment products. A pest control expert who has experience using a variety of termite control methods can advise you on the best method to achieve your termite control objectives.
A qualified pest control professional also will provide an inspection report that offers advice on termite prevention techniques, not just treatment methods.
How to Choose Termite Service
You are not only choosing which termite inspector to hire. You also are choosing the company behind that inspector. You should choose a licensed pest control company that has a strong, long-standing service record for effective termite control. The firm should provide a free, on-site inspection before quoting a price for treatment. This inspection ensures the recommended treatment program is customized to match your unique needs.
Termite treatment should come with a service guarantee. Make sure you understand the guarantee. Does it cover retreatment and damage in the event of future infestations? Are there any exceptions? What are your responsibilities with regard to the guarantee (e.g., continuing service contract or follow-up termite inspections)? Is the guarantee transferable if you sell your home?
You should be able to depend on a long-term guarantee to continue to protect your home. By working with an established pest control company, you can ensure consistency and quality of service.
A termite inspector analyzes the soil next to a wall of a home