After reading our previous blog post, “Termite FAQs Part 1,” if you still have questions about termites — you have come to the right place. In today’s blog post, we have put together a list of…Read More
Termite Inspections San Diego, Orange County, & LA
What to Expect
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 five years or more before any sign of infestation is apparent. By then the damage can be significant.
When you call us for a termite inspection one of our representatives will take down your details and schedule a convenient appointment during the day when you are available at home. We perform termite inspections here in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
The representative performing your termite inspection will be easily identifiable by his or her clothing, business card, and the decal on his or her vehicle.
During the termite inspection which may last from 1 to 2 hours, our inspector will require access to your garage, attic, crawl-space under the building, the balcony, deck, and/or patio, and other rooms in the house.
He or she will methodically examine your structure inside and out, create a written inspection report, and then help you select the most appropriate treatment for your structure. Depending on the extent of your infestation, he or she will leave a no-obligation estimate for either localized treatments or termite fumigation using a tent.
What Does a Termite Inspection Cost?
Inspections are free! A termite inspection is free except for homes in escrow and short sales. Unlike many of our competitors, we do not add a fee for crawl space inspections.
Signs of Termites
There are three termite species that infest California. These are the subterranean (which is common worldwide), the California drywood, and the Pacific dampwood termite.
Small beige, brown, or black droppings indicate drywood or dampwood termite presence, whereas brown mud tubes or tunnels are evidence of subterranean termite infestation. When termites swarm, you may also see their wings around window sills and floorboards. If you discover any of these signs of termite infestation, call Hi-Tech for a professional termite inspection.
Take note, your Hi-Tech inspector is licensed by the California Structural Pest Control Board. The SPCB recommends inspections every 3 to 5 years.
Because of the evidence they produce, it’s very difficult for termites to hide from the trained eye of an inspector! In areas where evidence is found leading into walls, a special fiber-optic scope can be used by drilling small holes between the framing to look inside the wall void. All holes are carefully patched afterwards.