FIVE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TERMITE CONTROL FOR NEW HOMEOWNERS
Zip Zap Termite & Pest Control can inspect the property as a precaution before buying a new home. Protecting your new investment by have a pest control company come to inspect is a good idea if not presented with proof that your new home is termite free.
If there is evidence of termites in the structure or if the house is located in an area known for termite infestations then a termite control inspection may be a legal obligation through the Federal Housing Authority. It’s still a good idea to have an inspection done even if it is not a requirement. You will have to pay for the inspection but the seller will be responsible for any damages occurred if this is caught before closing.
A trained technician from Zip Zap will go through several steps in doing the inspections. They will look to see if there is any wood and soil making contact. Other tell-tale signs will be finding termite droppings, tunneling in beams, termite tubing or cellulose shavings near the house foundation. The inspector’s report should also note indirect signs of termite infestation like dry rot, fungus, mold, and decaying wood. These things may indicate that the house has a termite colony.
The termite inspector usually turns in a report to the escrow agent within a week. The report will contain several things like preventative maintenance and non-toxic pest control treatments. They will also attach an estimate to this report.
You can do lots of research to determine which pest company is right for you. You can look up their past history with other customers. You can also ask what type of chemicals they use and if they are kid & pet friendly. You also need to find out how long treatment will take. This is a decision you can take your time on. You need to find a reputable company and one with experienced techs and who offer a warranty of their services.
Be aware of the signs of termite infestation if you’re looking for a new home. Mud tubes that are pencil shaped can be attached to the joists or window sills of your home. Piles of insect wings on your windowsills during the Spring months show presence of termites as they shed them after mating. You will tend to find termites in older wood structures so be aware that you might be dealing with termite infestation at some point.
If you want to simply safe guard your family or if you need a termite inspection per FHA regulations Zip Zap Termite and Pest Control can help. We have highly trained technicians who are experienced in termite control. Homes in this area have a 50/50 chance of being infested by termites so don’t be vulnerable and leave your house unguarded. Call Zip Zap Termite and Pest Control for your free estimate today. 816-407-PEST (7378)