Termite Damage Inspection

Termites cause millions of dollars of damage to US homes and businesses. Termites tunnel inside wood and out of sight, meaning most property owners will only spot the signs of termite activity after they’ve done significant damage. We can inspect your home for signs of termite damage so you can minimize structural repair costs further down the line.

Common Signs of Termite Damage

Floor Damage

Sometimes, termite damage may appear to be similar to water damage. Swollen floors and ceilings, as well as blisters on painted surfaces, may be indicative of termite damage. As termites burrow through your home’s floors, walls and ceiling boards, the appearance and structure of these surfaces changes. We recommend that you take the time to keenly inspect any floor boards that feel springier or spongier than normal. This is also the same for ceilings that appear to be sagging.

Frass

Termites damage wood when they feed. One of the best indicators of substantial termite damage is the presence of frass (termite droppings) within your home. Frass is usually deposited in mounds of tiny pellets that look similar to sawdust.

Hollow Sounding Wood

As the termites feed, they leave empty spaces within the structure of the wood. Damaged wood usually sounds hollow when tapped on lightly. If you hear a hollow sound when you knock on various wooden surfaces in your home, you should schedule an inspection immediately.

Mud Tubes

Mud tubes are built be subterranean termites as a means of protecting themselves against drying out. These termites usually use mud tubes to travel safely to their food, wood. If you spot any mud tubes leading up to your home or within the building, it is likely that the termites have already started feeding on the structure of your home.

Termites & Termite Wings

When conditions are right, termite swarms take to the air to mate and create new, satellite colonies. After mating, reproductive termites shed their wings. Swarming activity is a sure sign of a termite infestation around your home.

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Bigfoot Pest Control does Veterans Association termite inspections and wood destroying organism inspection reports. VA and WDI reports are often requirements for home loans. Don’t have your loan approval delayed. Call us, we are fast!

How A Termite Inspection Works

When you call Bigfoot Pest Control for a termite inspection, we provide the best technologies and the most knowledgeable specialists to handle the job. We understand what to look for and where to look whenever inspecting a property.

Our goal is to provide you with fast, reliable and accurate service. Whether you, your realtor or the mortgage company requests the inspection, we respond as quickly as possible and handle the rest of the process.

Indoor Termite Inspection

Once we’ve completed the outdoor termite inspection, we move into the house to inspect the attic, basement and other areas of the home. We use a flashlight to look in dark corners, between studs and around beams. Our termite inspection includes every room and all areas of the house. When we inspect the inside of the home, we are looking for pinholes in drywall, wood, wallpaper and other indications of termites.

After completing the inspection, we document all our findings and prepare a report for the homeowner, mortgage company, realtor or whoever requested the inspection. If you’re planning to purchase a home or you think your house is infested with termites, call us today. We do VA and WDI reports. We have your Veterans Association and Wood Destroying Insects inspections covered!

Outdoor Termite Inspection

Typically, we start by inspecting the yard, crawl spaces, under the house, garage and any other outdoor structures. We will move leaves and debris around and look for small mounds of sawdust, dead wings or any other evidence of termites. If any mud tubes are spotted, it can mean termites are traveling both underground and above ground.

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