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Home termite inspections

Termite inspections are often required in order to secure funding to purchase a home (especially older ones). But they are always a good idea whether it’s required or not. The risk of termite damage to wooden structures is higher for older houses; that is why older premises are more in need of inspections. Here’s what you may want to know concerning the process of most home termite inspections that are carried out by pest control companies.
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Termite mud tubes

Termite mud tubes (or simply, termite tubes) are a very common mode by which termites use to travel across exposed terrain. The pictures below show what they look like. These tubes are frequently made of mud/dirt and/or termite droppings, and are one of the common signs of termites, especially in places where termites are found in abundance.
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The signs of termites

One of the most common questions people usually ask is what are the signs of termites? Understandably, early termite detection is vital if you want to prevent large scale damage to your home, of which a large colony is capable of accomplishing – in a few months. But if the colony is small, or if they are first starting out, it may be very difficult to detect their presence without the use of expensive acoustic or infrared equipment to probe the soil beneath the house.
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