Posts Tagged ‘WDIIR’
Have you ever watched someone do a termite inspection?
I’m somewhat set in my ways of doing a Termite Inspection, I always start at the door I walk in and I always go to my right. Now if someone interupts me, I go see what they want me to look at and then go back to my system. Generally speaking this prevents me from missing something and I’ll tell you that is very inportant in an inspection. One of the most important tool is my maglight, rechargeable and in the holder in my truck along with spare lightbulbs. So what else do I carry?
- Extra flashlight
- Measuring wheel
- Postcards or flyers from my company
- I think the most important tool is knowledge and I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before.
What else do you think we should I carry? Any ideas?
Water can damage your wood home.
Water can be the life blood or it can even cause issues with the way we build homes. When flashing on a roof allows water to seep in, the wood gets wet and then dries. This interaction causes brown cubicle rot, this rot looks like a wood burnt piece of wood. It is really important to understand this action and take precautions against it. When water does enter a home it takes the path of least resistance and often follows a path straight down. This often causes the water to seep through the termiticide in the ground and could allow termites to enter that area. The more water through a termiticide barrier, breaks down the termiticide and may allow termites into the structure.
This fungus also would generally fail a (WDIIR) Wood Destroying Insect Infestation Report, bear in mind that this report doesn’t get into a lengthy discussion on water and fungus but typically relates to termites and other insects.
Artsy – fartsy…. or so they say…
I don’t exactly know who is in charge here, but somebody is having a BAD day at finding wood. Termites search for wood all the time and sometimes they plain and simply come up the wrong place. This wrong place is the center of the garage and at least 10 feet from any wood. What I really think is cool is notice the termites even attempting to build the tubes up….
Termites here in Arizona are not as voracious eaters of wood as they are on the East Coast of the US but they can and do cause damage if not taken care of. Please call ProBest Pest Management for all your pest/termite issues at 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176 – we offer free estimates and inspections (except for WDIIR – Wood Destroying Insect Infestation Reports often required for the selling of your home).
24/7/365 Termites on the Move!
Termites work everyday and they are only interested in finding wood (your home) sometimes they make mistakes and come up in the wrong place. The thing they have – is that they don’t ever give up. A few tips:
- Don’t plant tress or bushes near the foundation of your home, don’t put mulch up near the foundation and don”t pile stone or rock up to the stucco.
- The same applies to planters, putting a planter up next to the home will only encourage moist and pests.
- Reduce water next to the foundation. Check your drip irrigation, if sprinklers are involved direct them away from the home.
- Watch out for pests like rodents (ground squirrels, rats and pocket gophers) digging near the foundation.
- If you add a concrete slab to your home – pretreat it.
- If you must dig around the foundation notify your Pest Control company.
- Store firewood away from the structure.
- Inspections are good, very good.
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Those damn termites………
If you live in the South you should be familiar with termites, Subterranean termites live in the ground and make their way into your home or structure in a manner of ways including the first picture above. Once they are inside they will forage and look for food, that could be the studs in your home or books like the second picture above. Termites are always looking for food and they will eat anything that contains cellulose. Never store books or papers in the garage on the expansion joints or above any crack in the slab. I recommend a yearly inspection for termites and I also suggest that you walk around your home monthly to take a quick glance at the structure.
ProBest Pest Management offers Free Termite Inspections (this offer doesn’t include WDIIR or Wood Destroying Insect Infestation Reports needed to sell your home)