Termite Damage? Start with a Professional Inspection

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When a homeowner discovers termite damage, the first instinct is to start killing the bugs immediately. This infestation is one of the most dreaded things that you can find in your home, but it is important that you are cautious to use the right approach when treating the problem. Instead of rushing in too quickly, make sure to slow down so that you can eliminate the infestation completely.

Why You Need to Start with an InspectionWhy You Need a Termite Inspection

It might seem unnecessary to schedule a termite inspection since you already know that you have termites in your home. But, the inspection isn’t about establishing that you have a termite problem. Instead, it is a step to thoroughly assess the damage and put together an effective plan that will work to eliminate the bugs.

Killing off the termites doesn’t guarantee that the infestation will be eliminated. A pest control expert can inspect the area to determine the extent of the problem. Then, recommendations can be made to get rid of the termites for good.

End with another Termite Inspection

After the treatments have been done to clear out the termites, the next step is to have the pest control professional inspect the area again. This follow-up inspection will determine that the bugs are gone so that you don’t have to worry about an immediate infestation again.

Additionally, you might consider the benefits of having termite inspections once or twice each year as a preventive measure. A precautionary inspection and preventive treatments can help you know that the termites won’t be back anytime soon.

Repairing the Damage

When you are sure that the termites have been eliminated, then it is time to repair the damage to your home. But, don’t put in money for home repair if there are still termites because the bugs can continue damaging the repaired areas.

Talk to your pest control team to determine the best treatments for damage repair. Often, wood hardener can be used or the surface can be smoothed and then treated with a sealant or filler. In severe situations, the entire area might need to be rebuilt.

Is it time to schedule a termite inspection for your home? Call Mathews Termite and Pest Service at (951) 751-0885