Termite Property Inspections
Termites are incredibly destructive and troubling. You might not realize you have a problem until the damage is already done. Since termites eat wood from the inside out, by the time you see them, there is already significant damage.
Our trained, expert inspectors know the tell-tale signs of a termite infestation. Once they understand what you are dealing with, they can develop a remediation plan that is right for your specific circumstances.
Stockton Pest Control Termite Inspectors will complete a full inspection of your property. This inspection includes a visual assessment of your property, including examining the inside, outside, and crawl spaces. Inspectors will also look for other signs of activity, or potential problem areas, such as water leaks and fungus. Inspections can take from 45 minutes to an hour and a half depending on your home.
When possible, remove clutter before the inspection.
Upon completion and review, we will present a comprehensive report detailing our findings. This report will include any remediation options along with a cost estimate.
Where Termites Come From:
There are two types of termites, Subterranean and Dry Wood Termites
Subterranean Termites, as the name suggests, come from the ground and establish colonies much like ants. These are the most common types of termites in our area. They are creamy white in color, blind and without wings. They build mud tunnels or mudholes, which allow them to travel in the soil to search for food.
They enter structures generally at points where wood touches the ground and through cracks and holes in the foundation of a structure. They can also enter a structure through holes and cracks several feet above ground through the use of the mud holes.
Drywood Termites are less common than Subterranean Termites in our area and move from structure to structure differently. They have wings and fly into wood structures like window frames and doorframes. Drywood termites fly into structures and infest the wood directly.
Although they are less common, Drywood Termites can cause significant damage. This damage occurs because they cut across the grain of the wood, making the wood structure unstable. Indications of a possible infestation include shed wings and termite fecal matter.