The specific causes of termite infestation in and around homes varies significantly. Your home’s unique surroundings, construction and proximity to wooded areas will factor into what your termite service looks like. Everything, from termite inspection cost to the checklist we use during a home termite inspection, will be affected by these variables.
For this reason, we sit down with you before commencing fumigation, carefully explaining where your termites are located, how we can get rid of them, and how we can stop them from returning.
Termites are burrowing creatures. If your home’s foundations and walls are up against natural earth, there’s a greater likelihood subterranean termites can access your home. Signs are mud deposits, or unusual staining of your lower walls.
Another cause we repeatedly encounter during annual termite inspection is the simple process of decay. Particularly in older homes, wood can degrade and gradually soften. As cellulose eaters, termites are drawn to degraded wood because it’s an easier source of food. An old or poorly maintained home can often therefore be more vulnerable to termites.
And of course, wooden structures, trees and bamboo (one of their favorite food sources) all make your property more vulnerable to infestation. As a general rule, the more heavily wooded your backyard, the more important it is to schedule regular pest control termite inspections.
Finally, while they’re active all year round in Columbus, termites are particularly active during the warmer months.