When it rains, does any water pool/pond against your house?
Water pooling against your home causes rot and mold, termites love dark moist places. Inspect these spots to be sure you do not have the beginnings of an infestation.
Great, keeping water from pooling against your home is important to keeping termites at bay, they love moisture.
Has your neighbor had any recent termite activity?
If your neighbor has termites?..chances are you do too. Termites are not usually found in only one house on the block. Be sure to call Truly Nolen or another pest professional for a FREE Inspection.
You live where having a termite problem is not just possible but probable. Your best insurance is to have an annual termite inspection.
This is a good sign but does not mean that you should become complacent. If it has been more than a year since your last termite inspection, you should schedule a FREE Inspection in the near future.
Have you built any recent additions?
If you have recently built a new addition to your home, your home may have been open to the elements and the pests.
Good, when adding on to your home you sometimes add termites when you home is open to the elements and the pests.
When was your home built?
New home (Less than one year)
If your home has been pre-treated for termites when it was built you should be at a low risk of termites.
Your home is new which doesn't necessarily mean the termites are not there, they just have not had a lot of time to damage your home ?YET. It would be a good idea to have your home inspected especially if your house needs painting or sealing and any wood in your home touches the soil.
Your home should be inspected every year especially if anyone in your neighborhood has found termites.
If you have not had a termite inspection in the last year, please stop and call for a FREE inspection. Termites do more monetary damage in one year than all the other natural disasters combined during the same period. Don't be caught off guard.
Older homes are at a much higher risk of having termites. Termites love damp rotting wood, your home probably has multiple places that would provide a great meal for termites. Cracks in your foundation are expressways into you home. If it has been more than a year since your have had a professional termite inspection, CALL NOW.
What is the structure of the home?
Termites eat wood, the stucco helps but termites will eat through the stucco to get to the wood. You must always be diligent in your inspection efforts and make sure you do everything you can to prevent infestation. Make sure nothing moist or rotting is close to the perimeter of your house. This includes mulch beds which termites love. Get an annual termite inspection FREE call us today.
Because you have a block home, do not think that termites will leave you alone. Small cracks in your foundation, a rotting tree stump close to your home and even the mulch in your flower beds can harbor the pests and they can find a way in through your HVAC pipes and other points of ingress/egress that are moist and not completely sealed. It helps if your block is covered with stucco, but you should still get your home inspected.
Termites can bore and move through mud adobe bricks faster than other building types. Adobe walls are 'super highways' to access to any wood in the house, including the ceiling and roof.
Do you have any trees that are within 3 feet of the home or have branches hanging over the home?
Branches overhanging the eaves can cause moisture to accumulate and rot the wood. This can attract the termites.
Great, the better shape your eaves and soffits are in, the less appealing they are to termites.
Do you have any flower/plant beds around/along the perimeter of your home?
Flower beds usually have mulch, also known as termite food, and rotting mulch and vegetation is an extra bonus. To reduce your risk, make sure the flower beds are at least two feet from the house.
Great, termites love mulch.
Do you have any dripping faucets outside your home?
Next to rotting wood, termites' second favorite thing is moist soil, the soil around a leaking faucet is a real attraction since it never gets a chance to dry out.
Great no leaky faucets, they create moist soil which attracts termites.
Have you had any recent storm damage?
Storm damage is usually followed by rotting wood and moisture in places where moisture should not be, both attract termites.
Great; rotting wood and moisture are less likely. Termites love both.
Have you seen any cracks in your foundation?
Subterranean termites live in the soil and use the cracks in your foundation to enter your home.
Great, if you had cracks your risk would be greatly increased for subterranean termites.
Has your home been treated for termites before?
Your home having not been treated has no residual protection against termites.
Since your home has been previously treated for Termites, there is some residual benefit for quite a long period of time.
When was your last formal termite inspection?
Great, having an annual termite inspection is like having an annual physical, even if there is a problem, it is still small.
We recommend an annual termite inspection, if we find termites, the treatment options are less intrusive and less expensive. They have also not had a chance to do as much damage.
If you have termites, they have had time to really cause some serious damage. Don't wait to get a Free Annual Termite Inspection.
Your home is a major investment. If the termites have been eating your home for over five years you could have some serious structural damage. Call today to get a FREE Inspection.
Not knowing whether your home is at risk for termite damage is dangerous. You live in an area where termites cause more damage than natural disasters.