Termites eat huge amounts of wood and cause damage to your property. Termite inspections can help a homeowner know if there are termites in his property. A good pest and termite inspection professional can tell whether termites are present in a small number or a large number.
Everyone should conduct termite inspections to keep their properties safe from termites and other bugs.
Here are the steps you should follow to carry out a thorough pest inspection at your home:
Find Termite Inspectors
Ask about termite inspectors from friends and acquaintances. Conduct research about inspectors on the internet and the local telephone book.
Make Sure The Inspectors Are Legitimate
Enquire whether or not the inspectors you consider are legitimate, from the local agency of consumer protection.
Meet Some Inspectors
Enquire if the inspector or the inspection company is a part of any reputed pest control organization. If yes, it suggests that the inspector or the company is actively doing pest inspection, and holds a good experience in the job.
Ask the inspector about his experience. If you are hiring a company, ask it to assign the work of inspecting your home to the most experienced professionals.
Request A Schedule For Pest And Termite Inspection
Home owners should ask for pest and termite inspection from three or more inspectors or companies. Enquire about their fees.
Ask them to give you a written report that has information like materials they will use, the number of treatments needed, areas with pest infestation and warranty options if any. Enquire about how much time the inspection will take. Ask whether you and your family members and pets, if any, should stay at home during the pest treatment.
Review The Reports Carefully
Make sure that you understand the report well. Find if any guarantees are there and whether the inspector or the company will offer services for free in the guaranteed period.
Compare the materials that the inspectors or the companies are using, and make sure that the materials are safe to use in your home. Compare the labor costs and other aspects also.
Choose An Inspector
After comparing and analyzing all the inspectors, select the one who has adequate skills and experience, and charges a reasonable fee.
Get The Finalized Contract
Obtain the finalized contract from the inspector or company you have selected and compared it with the original estimate.
Make sure that there are no changes in the terms agreed upon. This also includes the contract has the current date and year, the company’s signature and contact information. If you the contract is satisfactory, sign it and schedule the inspection.
By following these steps, you can find an efficient inspector to carry out pest inspections at your home. Homeowners should conduct termite and bug inspections at fixed intervals. Many inspectors offer pest control services also to homeowners.
You may ask the inspector or company you hire, to offer pest treatments at regular intervals.