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Termite inspections are a good idea in many situations, particularly when you find out that someone near you has had a termite problem or when you are buying a new home. DIAL ONE Franklynn Pest Control offers termite inspections for customers throughout the entire metro New Orleans area as part of our termite detection and control programs.
Termites prefer dark spaces and will generally stay inside the walls and structure of your home rather than creating visible holes or sawdust. In fact, if you can see any of these signs, the damage is probably already pretty significant.
Termite inspections: A legal obligation and a good idea
For those who are buying or selling a home, a termite inspection is often a necessary part of the transaction. Some of the things to keep in mind include:
- The person purchasing your home may include provisions regarding this inspection in the closing agreement, requiring the seller to address the problems or allowing the buyer to back out of the agreement if the damage is significant.
- Banks or other lenders often require a termite inspection as part of the loan process to ensure the value of the home.
- Termite inspections are separate from general home inspections.
What does a termite inspection include?
The termite inspection process usually lasts between 30 minutes to an hour during which time our trained pest technician will carefully inspect the following areas of the home: Interior, Crawlspaces, sub-flooring, and other sub-spaces, plus Attics in some cases
The inspector then writes up a report to be included for the lending entity and/or the buyer that includes his or her findings. This may be a report that they found nothing, that they see signs of a treated termite problem such as dead termites, or that there is an active termite problem.
Termites: A neighborhood concern
If you have seen a pest control company vehicle in your neighborhood lately, you may need to schedule a termite inspection to ensure the safety of your own home because the colonies that affect your neighbor might have spread to your home. Inspections are a good idea even if you do not see any signs of a termite problem.
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At DIAL ONE Pest Control, we are proud of our strong community ties. Locally owned by Joseph and Gloria Lynn Azzarello, we are a true Louisiana pest control company — in business since 1969. Mr. Azzarello is a Board Certified Entomologist, one of the few working Entomologist in the Louisiana pest control industry.