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Termite Inspection & Treatment
Subterranean termites are are located in parts of Western Montana. Their colonies live underground amounting to as much as two million in numbers. They are the ones that build tunnels or “mud tubes” so they can reach sources of food and give themselves protection from open air. Subterranean termites survive in mud, sand, and also in moist areas above ground. They usually swarm during spring where groups of reproductive termites head off to make new colonies. Needless to say, they are also the most destructive type of termites. Their hard-saw-toothed jaws work like scissors, biting off wood one piece at a time. They are completely capable of collapsing a home or building overtime.
Termite Identification & information
Subterranean Termite Prevention
The best method of subterranean termite control is to avoid water accumulation near your home’s foundation. Divert water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks. Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation. Never bury wood scraps or waste lumber in the yard. Most importantly, eliminate wood contact with the soil. Maintain a one-inch gap between the soil and wood portions of the building.
Serving Western Montana
Missoula, Hamilton, Flathead, Butte, Kalispell, Whitefish
When to Call for Home Inspection
It is necessary for you to have a home inspection. You need to call one for:
- Annual termite inspection. You could do a yearly home inspection for early detection of termite infestation. Termites in Western Montana are rare but we do get them are.
- Legal document for a real estate deal. It is vital for a seller to disclose information as to when the house inspection took place and the necessary actions are taken. The seller will receive a document indicating the company, technician that did the treatment, product used, and whether or not it was a partial or full treatment.
- An inspection of a crawl space. You can have someone inspect the inside of the crawl space Once there are termites found, A treatment plan will be implemented upon approval of bid.
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Is a Termite inspection needed to complete the sale of a house or building? Schedule your inspection today.