Termites are truly capable of destroying your home!
Crawlspaces or basements
Damp. Dark. Undisturbed. Crawlspaces and basements can provide the perfect climate for a termite colony to thrive. Because these areas are not often visited problems can occur without the homeowner being aware.
Garages and sheds
Garages and sheds provide easy access and multitudes of hiding spaces for all types of pests. Most garages and sheds are not temperature controlled and are vulnerable to the damp conditions that termites love. Sheds that are not placed on a concrete slab are also likely to have wood to soil contact which will draw termites.
Wooden decks draw termites when the wooden posts connect directly to the soil. Many homeowners use mulch in flower beds surrounding their homes. This may look nice but also draws termites to your home. Cedar mulch, recycled rubber and stones are safer options for your flower beds and gardens.
A termite inspection is a process of visually inspecting the interior and exterior of the home and accessible spaces including basements, attics, and crawl spaces.
Inspections should be done regularly to catch an infestation early before much damage is done. Termite inspections are required when selling or refinancing your home.