Having a yearly termite inspection is one of the best things you can do to protect your home from the severe damage caused by these relentless, wood-eating pests. Knowing what to expect from a pest control company during the initial setup and during the actual inspection will give you a good understanding of what will take place and how you can prepare your home so that the inspection can be as thorough as possible.

Treatment plans

Finding a pest control company that will come to your home at regular intervals to check your property for termites and treat any places if termites are found, can keep your home safe without you having to remember how long it has been since the last inspection. A professional termite exterminator can set up quarterly or yearly inspections so your home is getting a good scan of any potential evidence of termites.

Treatment for termites can include:

  • Sprays and foams sprayed into the walls through tiny holes to eradicate termite colonies.
  • Soil barrier termiticides are placed in the ground around the home.
  • Green options like the electro-gun that use high frequency and high voltage that can identify colonies through the walls and eradicate the termites without having to worry about chemicals being in the home.
  • Bait traps are placed around the outside of the home to eliminate colonies through poisoned food brought back to the colony. 


When you call a professional pest control company to inspect your home for termites, the trained eye of the technician will thoroughly search your home and property for these bugs that can cause so much damage. If you want to help make sure every inch of your home is inspected, prepare your home by clearing out items from dark, forgotten places in and around your house before your technician arrives. Be sure to clear places like the attic, any crawl spaces, unused cabinets, around the perimeter of the home.

Don’t put off starting a yearly inspection of your home from the expensive damage of termites. Protect your home from the damaging effects of termites by calling a professional who has a plan to treat your home and property for termites.

Damage Termite damage can easily be extensive and very expensive because the termites eat cellulose in wooden boards, causing structural damage to the home. Because termites do not like light, the damage they are creating happens out of sight with little evidence on the surface of walls, wooden furniture, or wood floors. When the infestation is discovered, the damage can be so much that your Monterey county home is now structurally compromised. Protect your home by setting up a routine termite inspection with Target Pest Control in Monterey County today!