Saturday, February 7, 2009

Do It Youself Pest Inspection?

Pest inspection do-it-yourself? Be your own pest inspector? Is it wise? Perhaps for some pests, but I don't think so for termite inspections.

Initial termite infestations can be very well hidden with nothing seen on the surface. They can move through cracks in the house to get to the wood and once they reached the wood, they tunnel through it and only when the damage is very extensive will the termite damage shows like the photo below:

Photo od termite damage is property of Bart Everson

termite damage: Baclayon pipe
Photo of Baclayon pipe damaged by termites is property of Cealwyn

By the time it reached this stage, it will be tough to do anything about it as big chunks of the house will have to be redone.

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