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One of the most common mistakes that people make when they suspect that they have a problem with termites is to try to handle this issue on their own. Sure, nobody wants to spend the extra money it will cost for you to hire an exterminating company. However, when you compare that cost to what it would cost you to rebuild the structure of your home, it kind of seems like a no-brainer. Termites simply have the potential to do too much damage to your home to not instantly call for a termite inspection at the first sign of trouble.
The first problem with trying to handle this type of a problem on your own is identifying that there is a problem in the first place. The issue with this is that you just do not know where to look for termites. Sure, you may know the easy places to check, but the truth is that termites do not usually hang out in places that make it easy to see them. A trained professional will know exactly where to look for your potential pests. Not only do the professionals know where to look, but they also know what to look for. In many cases, by the time an untrained eye spots damage that has been caused by termites, it is too late because a great deal of damage has already been done.
After you make the call to the pest control company, they will set up an appointment to have someone come out and inspect your property. You have to be prepared for them to look everywhere. They will start off by walking around your home and see what they can find. This will include the baseboards inside your home and the foundation outside your home. The basement is another area they will need to have access too. You should also be ready for them to look in all of the places that are probably messy and have a lot of things in them that are unorganized. This makes a lot of people uncomfortable, but it is important that you go through with the inspection anyway.
They will want to look inside all of your cabinets and cubby holes. They will also need to look in your closets, crawl spaces and basements. You should not be embarrassed about how messy these areas are though, because these inspectors have literally seen everything. They are not concerned with the way that you keep house or how messy your cupboards are, all they care about is looking for signs of a possible termite infestation.
After the inspection is complete, the employee from the pest control company will reveal their findings. Hopefully, they will tell you that you do not have a termite problem. However, if they do find things that you should be concerned about, they will let you know where the problem areas are and how bad the infestation issues are that you now need to deal with. The termite inspector should also be able to provide you with a list of treatment options to pick from.