2 Things To Do To Prepare For A Termite Inspection

Termites are a hugely destructive thing for as small as each insect actually is. One termite doesn't do much damage on its own, but a whole nest of them together can damage the wood in your house, causing structural damage. The longer the nest is in your home, the more chance it has to spread and become multiple nests and the more damage the termites will cause. If you suspect that you have termites, you need to have an exterminator inspect your house so that they can check over your house to see if you do have termites. You can do some things that will make it easier for the inspector to check your house over. 

Clear Out Under Sinks

The exterminator will want to look under your sinks to see if there is any evidence of termites. That's because termites are drawn to places where there is moisture. That moisture will let them have water to drink. The easiest place for them to do that is under your sinks. Pull everything out from under your sinks so the exterminator can easily look under there. You don't need to spend a lot of time finding somewhere else to put everything since you really only need to have it out while the exterminator is doing their inspection of your house. 

Clear Access Points

If there are access points for your attic or crawlspace in your house, you need to make sure that they are cleared out. Those are both places the exterminator will need to access to see if there are any signs of termites. In your crawlspace, they will see if any mud tubes are scaling the walls, which is a sign of subterranean termites. They don't like to be above ground, so they will build mud tubes to get where they are going. If the access door for your crawlspace is outside your house, make sure that the area around it is clear enough to open fully and for the exterminator to get into. It is essential that the exterminator can get into the crawlspace because that is the most likely way for termites to get into your house. 

If you are worried about termites, you need to contact an exterminator. They will come to your house and inspect it for signs of termites. When the termite inspection is over, the exterminator will tell you their results and your options.