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House Purchasers Be Careful: Termite Inspection

House Purchasers Be Careful: Termite Inspection

Termites are nasty customers. They’re almost invisible, entirely silent and have the potential to trigger substantial damage prior to a Myrtle Beach homeowner ever acknowledges they have an issue. Just uttering the word “termite” can make some homeowners shudder, and for excellent reason. Termites are active in 49 of the 50 states (Alaska is too cold to sustain them), and trigger more than $50 billion in building damage every year. If you’re buying a house, having the home inspected for termites beforehand can relieve you of headaches later on. Actually, if you’re getting a home loan, there’s a good chance the loan provider will insist that you have a termite inspection (in addition to a general house evaluation) carried out before the sale is finalized. A termite assessment (also called a CL100) is typically a cost borne by the buyer, but it worth every penny. The majority of house purchase contracts are contingent on the results of independent inspections like termite inspection designed to reveal covert problems and risks: Termites consume wood from the inside out. That suggests they leave very little evidence of their existence till an invasion is quite far along. Because the warning signs can be hard to find, it will probably take an expert to actually find them. A huge termite colony delighting in the wood in a house can take in a pound of cellulose a day however it’s usually much less. That can lead to structural damage you won’t want to handle down the road. The presence of termites does not necessarily indicate a home is unsound, though, especially if the problem is...
Myrtle Beach Termites And Pest Control Inspection

Myrtle Beach Termites And Pest Control Inspection

Homeowners have their homes inspected for Myrtle Beach termites whenever they suspect a termite infestation. It is not easy to confirm and verify if you have termites at home. This is why homeowners often have professionals inspect their homes. AAA Pest Control has trained and well experienced inspectors who can help homeowners to confirm whether or not they have termite infestation as well as to identify where the termite or colonies are specifically located. In addition to homeowners, AAA Pest Control also caters to the needs of home buyers who need a termite inspection report before finally deciding to buy a house. When do you need a termite inspection? Basically, a termite inspection is necessary before you decide to buy a house and whenever you think you have termites at home. Think of paying for a termite inspection as an investment that could save you thousands of dollars which you will have to pay to resolve the damage created by Myrtle Beach termites. Keep in mind that prevention is always better than cure. Thus, if you have the house inspected before you buy it, you will not have to worry about potential termite infestation and termite problems in the future. In addition to this, if the termite inspection report came back positive, you can use this to renegotiate the final purchase price of the house. You can ask for further discount since you will have to pay for termite repair in a couple of months or you can have the seller pay for the necessary repairs. You can also have a professional inspect your house for signs of termite...
How To Protect Your Home From Myrtle Beach Termites

How To Protect Your Home From Myrtle Beach Termites

According to recent reports, Myrtle Beach termites cause more damage to residential homes than natural environmental occurrences such as hurricanes, fires and floods. The primary reason for this is the ability of termites to quickly consume wooden structures, including the foundation of houses, while remaining hidden. As a result, termites can easily make a house collapse without the homeowner noticing. There are times, however, when homeowners see signs of termite infestation. On the other hand, these are often when the termites have already done a lot of damage to their homes. What is worse is that the resulting repairs are expensive and time consuming. Fortunately, there are things that homeowners can do to protect their homes from termite damage. According to Myrtle Beach pest control experts, the key to protecting your home from termite damage is learning how to identify the signs of termite infestation. Although it is true that one would need years of training and experience in order to effectively and quickly detect the signs of infestation, there are basic ones that you should know about in order to avoid damage from Myrtle Beach termites. 1. Holes in window frames, hardwood floors, and other wooden structure of your house One thing that you should know about termites is that they use mud tunnels as a mode of transportation. The holes that you see are their entry and exit points. So there may not be a lot of them in one place. If you see small holes, you should also look for indentions in the same area to confirm that the holes are indeed the work of termites....
Learning More About Myrtle Beach Termites

Learning More About Myrtle Beach Termites

Myrtle Beach termites are continuously causing damage to a lot of homes, making them a top concern among the residents. Termites can easily destroy a home especially if not treated and resolved immediately. What is worse is that their presence is very difficult to confirm. In fact, many homeowners are only able to tell they have termite infestation when the problem has gotten worse, particularly when the termites have damaged a portion of their wall or foundation. According to experts, the key to resolving termite infestation is increased knowledge. Learning more about termites will help homeowners to easily identify whether or not they are dealing with termites. This also helps them to effectively ward off termites from infesting their homes. Below are some other facts about Myrtle Beach termites that every homeowner should know. More than 4,000 species of termites are lurking around the world, 50 of these are in North America. Each species has different characteristics and traits. Some can cause damage in minutes, while others are good in hiding and staying unnoticed. Despite this, there is only one termite specie in South Carolina and that is the Eastern Subterranean Termites. Knowing what type of termite you are dealing with will help you and the pest control experts to effectively eliminate them. Keep in mind that different species of termites require different ways of control and management. In a nationwide level, the damage that termites cause can cost more than the combined damage from all natural disasters – including wind hail, hurricanes and tornadoes – in one year. This is why it is highly recommended for homeowners to...
4 Steps To Eliminate Myrtle Beach Termites In Your Home

4 Steps To Eliminate Myrtle Beach Termites In Your Home

If you find signs of Myrtle Beach termites infestation in your home, the first thing you should do is create a plan on how you can eliminate them. You can opt to work with a local pest control company such as AAA Pest Control or you can choose to do your own termite control. The first thing you need to understand to effectively get rid of the termites in your home is that effective termite control includes consistent and reliable killing strategies as well as continuous preventive measures. You also need to act fast and start laying out your plan as soon as you see signs of infestation. Keep in mind that termites can quickly cause severe damage to your home if not controlled at once. Also, make sure that your preventive methods are consistent and continuous because termites are known to come back repeatedly. If you are looking for assistance in creating a plan on how to get rid of termites, here are some steps that you can consider. 1. Determine the specific type of termites infesting your home. In any type of pest control, it is important that you identify the specific type of pest you are dealing with. This will help you choose and plan the most effective way to eliminate them and prevent them from coming back to your house. If you know which type of termite you are dealing with, you will know where in your house they build their nests and that is where you can focus your termite control methods. There are generally two types of termites infesting American homes: the subterranean...
Everything You Need To Know About Termites

Everything You Need To Know About Termites

Termites are known to cause major structural damage to many residential homes in Myrtle Beach. They feed on timber and can quickly consume the insides of your home’s foundation. As a result, your foundation and, subsequently, your home’s structural support becomes weaker, making your house at high risk of falling apart. Preventing termite infestation This specific type of pests can often enter your home without being seen and they remain unseen while they build their colony nest and feed on your house. According to many pest control experts, they enter through gaps and openings that are less often inspected such as fire heaths, cracks in concrete flooring, expansion joints and patios. The rubber compound in between your concrete and ground flooring cannot deter these pests as they simply eat through this compound in order to gain access to your home. Once inside, they will start to build their colony nest that is often near sources of moisture, which is highly essential for their survival. Some areas inside the house where termites commonly build their nests are inside wall cavities that are near leaking pipes, broken or missing roof shingles, gutters, shower recess and faulty plumbing. They will then build underground tunnels from their central colony nest which they will use for traveling while looking for potential sources of food. To effectively prevent these pests, many professionals highly recommend learning more about their characteristics and behavior, particularly how they travel and what attracts them to gain access to a house. Considering this, here is some essential information that you need to know about termites. They travel in mud shelter tubes...