Sometimes called “termite inspections”, this specialized inspection looks for damage caused by any type of insect, primarily termites that feed on, and nest in, the wood that supports your home’s frame, porch, patio, flooring, ceiling, and other places. Of course, not all wood-destroying insects are termites. Ants, bees and beetles, and various larva are also known for making a buffet of your home’s wooden elements and thereby compromising the soundness and integrity of your home’s ability to support itself. The damage caused by wood-destroying insects can certainly lead to the sharp devaluation of your property’s value as well as increasing the danger for occupants.
WDI inspection looks for evidence of infestation by termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and wood boring beetles, as well as evidence of past infestations, damage to wood, etc. A WDI report is commonly called a “Termite Inspection”.
- Live for 15 years
- Have 4 wings
- Lay 1 egg every 15 seconds
- Burrow tiny mud tunnels to a source of wood
- Leave sawdust near windows
- Enjoy wood resulting from leaky plumbing
- Can destroy entire house in about 2-3 years
- Found in every U.S. state except Alaska
- Help the food chain by recycling wood for the soil
It is often difficult to determine the difference between termites and ants. Termites have two pair of wings (front and back) and are of almost equal length. Ants also have two pair of wings but the fore wings are much larger than the hind wings.
Also, termites have relatively straight antennae while ants have elbowed antennae.
- Ants generally do not swarm at the same time as termites, but it can happen
- Termites have a thick waist and ants have a narrow waist
- Termites have straight antennae and ants have elbowed antennae
- Termites have four wings that are all equal in length
- Ants have four wings, however, two are larger and two are smaller
Regular Termite Inspections is a Necessity
Termites surely can cause a lot of destruction. Yes, these little creatures are highly destructive in nature. They are micro creatures that might not see through naked eyes. Only after some serious destruction is being caused by these animals that most of the homeowners realize about the termite attack. Termites are mainly of three types: damp-wood, dry-wood, and subterranean. However, each of these has one prevalent characteristic: to consume wood. Only leave them untreated, and they will destroy one big wood structure completely within a month’s time. This is why it becomes so important to carry out regular TERMITE INSPECTIONS and take necessary steps.
There are a whole lot of homeowners who still hesitate a little before calling for pest control experts. After all, cost involvement is surely a significant factor to consider. What they fail to realize is that the destruction caused by pests can lead to higher expenses. So, it’s better to invest at an earlier stage to get rid of termites. If left for long, then the costing will be much more severe.
There are specialists available for carrying out the termite inspection process. They will check every corner of the client house to locate termites and other wood destroying insects. Any sign of termite infestation and they will start taking immediate action. However, they will first inform the client regarding the issue. They will submit a detailed work procedure and complete expenses report. If the client gives an affirmative nod, then they will proceed with their PEST CONTROL process.
Those who don’t want to hire professional pest controlling experts can even control termite growth by their own. The process might well be a bit strenuous, but a lot of money will be saved. But 100% termite elimination may not be achieved. Professional experts always have an excellent approach towards these tasks. They have years of experience by their side to carry out the germ cleaning process. So, it’s recommended to hire professional experts to control and prevent the growth of termites.
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