Dirks Pest Management offers comprehensive termite inspections for homes and businesses. Our licensed and certified termite inspectors will conduct a complete, detailed and extremely thorough termite inspection. Our termite inspection will include not only the active infestations from termites and other pests, but also a thorough analysis of the structural issues that have been caused by pests or water and also a detailed plan for how to resolve each issue.
All our findings from the termite inspection will be translated to a “Wood Destroying Organisms” report. This report will explain exactly where the issues were found and will be broken down into sections, related to the specific issue. For Example, one section will describe issues relating to drywood termite activity and damage, and other sections will cover various other issues. The report will also include a diagram of the property, in order to more clearly explain the location of the infestation and/or damage.
Termite Inspection: Possible signs of a termite infestation
- Pencil-sized diameter, or larger, mud tubes running across bare concrete or masonry between the soil and any wooden part of your building.
- Thin, small, papery wings, all the same size and shape, 3/8-1/2 inches long, on your window sill, counter top or floor (especially if it is late Spring and there has been a recent rain.)
- Thin, “bubbled” or distorted areas of paint or wood surfaces which feel cool to the touch.
- Any wooden building parts (especially if they are support structures) begin to “sag” unexpectedly.
Termite Inspections Before You Buy Your Home
Each year thousands of homes are attacked by termites or other wood destroying insects. Home buyers need to know if these insects are present before investing their money. It is wise to have the property inspected by a Dirks Pest Management licensed and certified termite inspector who can detect the presence of wood destroying insects.
Real estate inspections for wood destroying insects provide reasonable assurance that the property being bought or sold is not currently infested or damaged by termites or other insects, such as carpenter ants, carpenter bees, or powder post beetles. We will inspect and document any evidence in our report to you. Should corrective treatment be required, our inspector will issue a proposal at that time.
If you’re a commercial property owner or manager, consider a termite inspection at your facility. An inspection by one of our termite specialists is the first and most important step in protecting your property. Experienced inspectors are more likely to find termites. Early detection and control of termites is a job for the professional.