If you live in Arizona, the best time for a termite inspection is every year. Every homeowner should budget for an annual inspection and termite preventive treatments. Remember, the worst time for a termite inspection is after you have a termite infestation. By then, the damage may be done.
Best Time for A Termite Inspection in Arizona
Homebuyers and mortgage lenders usually require a termite inspection as a condition of purchase. Even if the property was inspected just 11 months ago, that’s no guarantee it doesn’t have a termite infestation now. Especially here in the Valley.
Many U.S. regions see more termites in spring when the warm weather encourages termites to expand their colonies. That’s the best time for a termite inspection in other states.
In Arizona, termites are active year-round, whether you can see them or not. For us, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure.
You Might Have Termites If…
Signs you may already have a termite problem include:
- Doors/windows difficult to open – Termites create a high-humidity environment. The excess moisture can make doors and windows “stick” when opening or closing them.
- Flying “ants” – They look like ants, but they’re termites.
- Swarming – If they’re flying in your house or yard, there’s a colony nearby. The “swarmers” are flying around, looking for ways to expand their colony.
- Termite wings – You may find their tiny wings on windowsills or in cobwebs.
Costs of Termite Infestations
There are many variables, but the national average cost for annual termite treatment is $565.00*. If you have a maintenance agreement in place with your local pest elimination company, the cost should be less.
A quote for professional termite inspection will depend on:
- Extent of infestation
- Number of treatments required
- Size of the home or commercial property
- Type of treatment needed
The longer you wait, the more difficult and expensive termite treatment and damage control will be.
Damage Repair Costs
Following your termite inspection and treatment, it’s time to assess structural damage. Homeowners insurance will seldom cover the cost of termite damage to a home or building. Estimates for repair vary by location and level of damage.
Repair costs can be:
The Best Time for A Termite Inspection?
Even at the lower cost, their warranty is longer than the national name brand companies’. –A.Hall
If you put a foot-long 2×4 board into a termite colony, it would be destroyed within six months. That’s how fast termites can damage your residence or commercial property.
Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination uses fast-acting Altriset® termite pest control. Within a few hours, termites stop feeding. Within 3 months, the termite infestation is eliminated. This powerful formula is safe for people, pets, plants, and the environment.
Any time of the year you want to prevent termites and avoid structural damage is the best time for a termite inspection. Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination offers a termite warranty because we believe our Altriset treatment is superior and it works.
Local real estate companies depend on our termite inspection service, and you can, too. We’ll keep your Arizona property termite-free today and tomorrow. When’s the best time to contact Budget Brothers Termite?
*All costs are based on HomeAdvisor national estimates. Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination quotes will not be the same and in many cases, and may be less.