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7 Steps to Termite Inspection
  1. 1. Inspect the interior

    The inspector will use a probe to tap wooden structures in your home. Pay attention to the sound the tapping produces. An infested wood will make a hollow sound.

  2. 2. Check wet areas

    These areas include the kitchen, laundry rooms, and bathroom. Water used in these rooms is likely to get into nearby woods, making feeding easier for termites.

  3. 3. Examine the roof void

    A pest control expert will investigate the roof for sagging, and if it's evident, then there is likely to be timber pest damage.

  4. 4. Furniture inspection

    Termites may also infest your house furniture, and the common pests include West Indian Drywood termite and furniture beetles. The inspection will help to confirm the safety of your furniture.

  5. 5. Flight cuts

    Swarming termites may cause slips in the walls or paint. Your inspector will check the dark areas of your house, such as behind doors and below carpets, to ensure there are no termites.

  6. 6. Windowsill undersides

    The window sills are one of the main entryways for termites. The inspector will check the undersides for hollow spaces and tap to confirm any infestation.

  7. 7. Outdoor inspection

    This is crucial in preventing a possible infestation. The exterminator will examine your garage, the foundation of your house, and other nearby wooden structures.

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