Termite Inspections provided by Dwell Inspect Arizona

 

It is estimated that termites and similar wood destroying organisms cause an estimated $30 billion in damage to crops and man-made structures in the United States.  It is also estimated that a homeowner who discovers termite damage can spend an average of $3,000 to repair the damage caused by termites and treat the affected areas.  Since termites feed primarily on wood, there is the possibility, if left unnoticed, that the strength and integrity of a structure can be compromised. In some cases, termite damage can cause some structures to be uninhabitable until the integrity of the structure is restored.  

Some signs of termites include

Subterranean termites, build their colonies in the soil and are attracted to the surface in search of moisture. If there is standing water in or around your home's foundation, it creates an attractive environment for these termites.

  • Termite shelter tubes. Termite shelter tubes in fan pattern along foundation wall.
  • Subterranean tunnels. 
  • Blowholes in trees.
  • Earthen packing.
  • Termite noises and wood excavation.
  • Piles of termite frass in or around the home.
  • Presence of wings.
  • Sagging floors and hollow wood.

The Desert subterranean termite is one of the most common subterranean termites in Arizona. The Desert subterranean termite lives in desert plants including dead cactus, but can severely damage structural timbers in buildings, utility poles and other timber structures.

Termites are active all day and almost year round. Termites are found to be very active in January through April when rain loosens the soil. There is a slower period in May and June when the Arizona desert heat causes the ground to harden, but as a result of the moisture carried by monsoon storms, August through November is the termite's most active period.

Should a home owner be concerned with termites?

Yes, termites are a concern and commonly found in Arizona, as much of the state sits on top of one of the most active subterranean termite ‘belts’ in North America. We are also home to the drywood termite, making it almost inevitable for most homeowners to have a run-in with these invasive and highly destructive pests. In many cases, its not 'if' a house has termites, but 'when' will it have termites.

Allow our trained inspectors to inspect your new home for termites before your purchase the proeprty!

We are a full-service inspection firm that provide solutions to home buyers.  We specialize in Termite Inspections in order to provide our clients with additional peace of mind and safety. Our services are available to homebuyers, homeowners, and business owners in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Mesa, Glendale, Peoria, and the surrounding areas of Arizona. Contact us at (480) 867-4599 to get a free quote on a Termite inspection today.