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Whether you own a home or business, one of the best lines of defense against termites is getting an annual termite inspection. If it’s been longer than a year since your last inspection, now is the time. Termites are often silent, so there’s a possibility that they may infest your structure without you even realizing it. That’s why Active Pest Control offers expert termite inspection services for homeowners and business owners in Georgia.

Call us today to schedule your termite inspection.

What Are the Benefits of a Termite Inspection?

The main benefits of getting a termite inspection are early detection and peace of mind. If you have termites, finding them early on makes solving the infestation easier. If you don’t have termites, knowing that is a relief.

Here are some more benefits of termite inspections and early detection:

  • Prevents Extensive Damage: Early detection allows for quicker intervention, preventing extensive and irreversible damage to wood and other cellulose-based materials.
  • Cost Savings: Repairing termite damage can be very expensive, especially if the infestation goes unnoticed for a long time. 
  • Maintains Property Value: When termite damage is extensive, it can undermine the structural integrity of your property and cause it to lose value.
  • More Effective Treatment: Early-stage termite infestations are generally easier and less costly to treat than advanced infestations. 

Our Termite Inspection Process

During a termite inspection, we look for live termites as well as signs of termite activity and elevated termite risk. Our termite inspection process includes the following steps:

  • A thorough examination of the inside and outside of your building for evidence of termites and termite activity.
  • If termites are found, we work to create a custom treatment plan based on the type and severity of the infestation.
  • If no evidence of termites is found, we’ll provide expert tips to help you keep it that way. 

Which Homes Are Most at Risk for Termites?

Wood homes like this have elevated termite risk, but that's not the only termite risk in GeorgiaIf your home is made of brick or concrete, you may think you’re safe from termites. This is not necessarily the case. While your home may have a reduced risk for termite infestation, it still happens. If your home has any cellulose-based building materials (and it likely does), there’s potential for termite damage.

Here are three additional risk factors for termite infestation:

  1. Wood in contact with the soil – Any wood that comes into contact with your home’s exterior is at risk for termites. For this reason, avoid storing firewood on the ground near your property. Remove decaying logs or stumps, and avoid mulch. Trim back trees to avoid branches coming into contact with your home.
  2. Moisture problems – Subterranean termites in particular are attracted to moisture, especially in soil. Standing water or excess moisture will invite termites to take up residence in your home. Always fix leaks, broken sprinkler systems, downspouts, and clogged gutters to prevent moisture problems.
  3. Cracks or openings – Structural cracks allow termites easy access via mud tubes. Frequently inspect your home for cracks and make repairs as needed.

Georgia’s Termite Inspection Team

Termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage every year. Don’t allow yourself to become part of this frustrating statistic – team up with a professional termite control company that understands termites in Georgia inside and out.

For more information on our pest and termite inspections, contact our experts today!

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