Wood Destroying Organisms Inspection

BE PROACTIVE WITH TERMITES AND OTHER WOOD-DESTROYING ORGANISMS

Despite their size, wood destroying organisms like termites, ants, and beetles can do serious damage to your property.  They infest wood over a long period of time, so it's likely these insects were present even before you moved in.  Call immediately if you suspect a problem so that Vantage Property Services can identify the intruders and recommend a professional to remove them!

Termites

Termites eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

Carpenter Ant

This ant is more than a nuisance as it can become destructive to the wooden structure of your home.

Powder Post Beetle

Wood-boring beetle larvae literally feed on the wood in your home for two to five years creating a series of tunnels as they go.

White Fungi

Wood destroying fungi causes more damage to structures than fires, floods, and termites combined!

CERTIFIED WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISM INSPECTION

Probe

Our Certified Professional Inspector® begins each inspection by probing with an ice pick or a screwdriver.  Most inspections will begin at the basement level, then move to the floors, stairs, porches, expansion joints, fence posts, windows and other items containing wood in or around the home.

Report

Our Certified Professional Inspector® will document any signs of life from wood destroying organisms in an easy-to-read report.  Sometimes, we see signs of activity from insects that have already been exterminated.  However, we will communicate all findings face-to-face while conducting the inspection.

Recommend

Following the assessment, our Certified Professional Inspector® will give advice on preventive measures.  Also, depending on the severity, we can recommend pest control companies to eliminate the infestation.

HOW INSECTS ENTER A HOME

TERMITE TIPS

Termites are not (usually) seen by the naked eye because they choose to stay deep inside infested areas for protection.  However, if you notice either of the following, you may have a problem:

Noticeable mud-like tunnels

These brown, tunnel-like structures can easily be spotted on walls, either dropping or fully glued. They are typically formed in irregular patterns and are made of mud, wood, insect feces, and saliva.

Flying swarms

Not all termite species swarm at the same time, but for a swarm to occur, the weather must be warm.  After heavy rains or in springtime, look for swarms in or around your home.  Any signs of flying termites in a home indicate the presence of a mature colony.

 

CALL VANTAGE PROPERTY SERVICES  TO SCHEDULE A WDO INSPECTION TODAY!

301-268-9337