A termite inspection is a visual examination of a home’s wooden features for evidence of, or conducive conditions to, a wood-destroying insect infestation. During this type of specialized inspection, a homeowner or prospective home buyer can expect the inspector to examine all accessible areas within and around the structure. They can also look for any signs of previous termite activity. These are usually mud tubes, sagging or hollow sounding wood and blisters. Pest Control Services in Richardson TX will also list any areas where the inspector suspects termite activity.
Termites can cause more damage to homes than house fires. They are known to tunnel through wood and are a leading cause of structural damage. If you think you have a termite problem, it is important to contact your local inspector as soon as possible. They will be able to identify the infestation and provide you with recommendations for immediate action. Termite swarmers are typically attracted to houses that have been damaged by winter weather, cracks or loose siding. The swarmers will then mate and start building their own colonies inside the house. This is why a Pest Control Services in Richardson TX inspection should always be combined with a home inspection.
Rodents are a problem for homeowners because they can cause extensive damage to the structure of your home. These nocturnal creatures chew on electrical wires, destroy and saturate attic insulation with their urine and feces and burrow through ductwork. Rats can also spread disease through their scat.
A rat infestation can also lead to chirping or squeaking noises in your ceiling or walls. This is usually a sign that there are nests within the structure.
Our rodent inspection specialist will perform a full property inspection of your home or business to determine all possible rat entry points. We will then make a plan to seal those areas and preventatively exclusion any rats from entering in the future. We do not use poisons for rat control because we believe they are an unnecessary risk to your family’s health. This is especially true for young children and pets. Quarantine for any animal that is bitten by a rabid rat can be done at the City of Richardson Animal Services or a licensed veterinary clinic.
There are many nuisance wildlife problems that can affect your home. Noises or scratching in your attic may be caused by squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice or bats. Raccoons often enter homes, crawl spaces and chimneys looking for food, trash or a place to raise their pups. They defecate and urinate in attics and crawlspaces, which can contaminate insulation. Raccoons are also active at night, which can disrupt your sleep.
Copperhead snakes are a common sight around the southern Texas area and can be a danger to people and pets. These venomous snakes are usually found in areas with brush, debris or in wooded areas. The experts at Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control can safely remove and relocate these dangerous reptiles to a safe environment away from your home.
If you hear loud scurrying in your ceiling or walls, it could be rats, raccoons, squirrels, opossums or skunks. Nuisance wildlife will dig up your yard, flower beds and garden areas. They carry diseases like hantavirus, distemper, leptospirosis and histoplasmosis.