For homeowners, termite inspections are a crucial step in protecting your most important investment, your home. Termite colonies can often go unnoticed in a house for years before any sign of an infestation is apparent. By then, the damage can be significant. So how much is a termite inspection? Termite inspection costs can vary, depending on a range of factors.
But when you choose Hi-Tech Termite Control to inspect your home, the cost never varies because it’s free! A termite inspection is free except for homes in escrow and short sales, and unlike many of our competitors, we do not add a fee for crawl space termite inspections. If you live in San Diego, Los Angeles, or across Orange County, it will cost you nothing to have your home inspected by a professional termite inspector.
When you contact us for a free termite inspection, one of our trained professionals will ask you to answer a few questions and schedule a convenient date and time that works best for you. At the scheduled time, your termite inspector will arrive at your home and be easily identifiable by their clothing, business card, and the decal on their service vehicle. Your free termite inspection also gives you a chance to ask questions, so you are entirely confident in the inspection and treatment process if needed.
Your termite inspector will methodically examine your structure inside and out, as well as the surrounding landscaping, outbuildings, and possibly other areas. The inspection process is designed to not only identify an infestation but also to identify risk factors, preventive measures, and additional vital information to keep your home safe from termites.
There are several key pieces of evidence termite inspectors look for when they go on the hunt. These are indications you might also be able to pick up on yourself. Unfortunately, you often can’t even tell termites are in your home until they’ve already wreaked havoc in hidden spaces. That’s why termite inspections are so critical and why a professional termite inspector will crawl, bend, stoop, reach, and whatever else is necessary to perform a comprehensive inspection.
Termites can be stealthy, but there are signs, and an experienced termite inspector knows where to find them. If you’re wondering why your termite inspector seems to be looking at every inch of your home, here’s some of what the inspector is looking for:
Subterranean termites build mud tubes to create a network of tunnels that connect their nests to the wood inside your home. Your inspector will be looking for tubes in crawl spaces, attics, and along concrete slabs to uncover any infestation.
When the weather warms, termites swarm to begin populating a new colony. During the swarming process, these flying termites discard their wings on the ground, on windowsills, and in other visible areas.
Termite droppings are technically known as frass and consist of small oval pellets ejected from termite tunnels. Frass can be spotted near baseboards, windows, doors, and most often on floors.
Factors such as the size of your home, its construction materials, and its design will all play a part in how long an inspection will last. Our inspectors take their time to ensure a comprehensive inspection, and the process typically can last from one to two hours.
During the termite inspection, the inspector will require access to your garage, attic, crawl space under the building, the balcony, deck, and patio, and other rooms in the house. Prepare for the termite inspection by ensuring these areas are accessible.
Our free termite inspections, termite treatments, and other operating procedures follow the strict regulations set forth by the State Pest Control Board, including recommended inspections every 3 to 5 years.
The size of your home, the extent of the termite infestation, and the treatment options will all play a part in how much a termite treatment costs. Termite tenting cost, for example, takes longer and treats more areas than some other termite treatments. For minor infestations, localized termite treatments can be completed much faster. The cost of preventive termite treatments depends on many of the factors above and your home’s susceptibility to termite infestation.
Regardless of which termite treatment is best for your home, you can count on Hi-Tech Termite Control to provide fair and reasonable rates. But first, you’re going to need a termite inspection. And since you know our termite inspections are free, you have nothing to lose and so much to gain — get your free termite inspection today.