How to Identify Termite Damage

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It is common knowledge that termites can be a problem in Southern California, but not every home is at risk for an infestation. The truth is that our dry climate in Temecula doesn’t attract termites like other locations in California. Termites are still a possibility through. By taking a proactive approach, you can watch for potential signs and eliminate the termites before they infest your property.

As a real estate agent, I make sure that the contracts include information about termite damage. If termite problems are discovered, then I am happy to refer you to a reputable termite exterminator in the area.

Signs of Termite Infestation

These are a few signs you should watch for to see if there are termites in your home:

  • Rotting eaves
  • Fences that are falling down
  • Dry wood with visible signs of bugs tunneling through the wood

If you notice any of these signs, the best thing that you can do is schedule a termite inspection. As a homeowner, most termite companies will come to your home for free to give you an opinion. If it is a pre-purchase inspection, then you will pay a small fee for the service.

Choosing the Right Contractor

When you contact a termite company to help with inspection or extermination, it is essential to make sure that they are a licensed termite contractor. The licensing will give you the peace of mind to know that you are working with an experienced company.

Don’t make the mistake of trying to handle the problem without an expert. It is important that you keep your family protected from the potential dangers of pesticides. Also, an experienced professional will be able to eliminate the infestation so that you can avoid issues in the future.

As a real estate agent, I work with contractors in many industries, including pest control. I stay well-connected so that I can always provide my clients with good recommendations when services are needed.

Are you interested in more information about buying or selling a home in the Temecula real estate market? Contact me anytime; I am here to help: (951) 473-0390 or [email protected]