Wood burrowing insect inspection

WHY TEST YOUR HOME FOR WOOD BURROWING INSECTS

Wood-destroying insects and other organisms can cause serious problems in the wooden structural components of a house, and may go undetected for a long period of time.

SIGNS OF INFESTATION OF WOOD BURROWING INSECTS

Generally, the first sign of infestation is the presence of swarming termites on the window or near indoor light. If they are found inside the house, it almost always means that they have infested. Other signs that may be found are termite wings on window sills or in cobwebs, and shelter tubes, which are tunnels constructed by the termites from soil or wood and debris. Usually, wood damage is not found at first, but when it is found, it definitely reveals a termite infestation. Anywhere wood touches soil is a possible entry into a home for termites. Examine wood which sounds dull or hollow when struck by a screwdriver or hammer. Inspect suspected areas with a sharp, pointed tool, such as an ice pick, to find termite galleries or their damage.

LET DPI TEST YOUR HOME FOR WOOD BURROWING INSECTS

As a certified interNACHI wood burrowing insect inspector and having successfully completed the pesticide applicator training course and examination for termite and wood borrowing insects, DPI will thoroughly inspect to determine if there is an infestation, damage, and/or conditions that could invite a termite attack, or the need for remedial control measures.