Pest Inspection Near Me
A professional inspection is the most essential aspect of effective pest control. At Complete Exterminating, our technicians have the training and experience to perform thorough inspections and establish the type of pest you are dealing with and the severity of the infestation. There are a variety of pests that are common in the Vancouver area, including rodents, ants, cockroaches, termites, and spiders. During our inspection, we will look for entryways, nesting areas, and other common indications of the pest that you have. After the inspection is complete, our technicians will draw up a custom treatment plan for your home or business.
The inspection process varies from pest to pest. For rodents, our technicians would look in attics, crawl spaces, and other common nesting areas. For ants, we would look behind cabinets, walls, refrigerators, and other areas of the property, depending on the species. You can be confident that all of our inspections are performed professionally and thoroughly, ensuring we gather enough evidence to formulate the most effective treatment plan. Without a proper inspection, treating for pests becomes a guessing game. When we treat your property for pests, we know exactly where to treat, how often, and how much product will be needed. We have over 25 years of experience providing pest control services. When you are looking for a reliable company call Complete Exterminating.
There are many species of termites, but the most common ones found in the Vancouver area are the subterranean and damp wood termites. Both species can cause severe property damage. If left unchecked, a termite colony can multiply and cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. During a termite inspection, our technicians will look for common signs of termite activity like mud tubes, hollow wood, discarded wings, and warping around doors and windows. Damp or rotting wood attracts termites and is one of the first places that our technicians will look. It is also a problem that should be resolved to prevent future issues. The Pacific Northwest is known for its particularly rainy climate, which means Vancouver residents should take special care to inspect their homes and businesses for damp or rotting wood and repair it immediately.
Termite swarmers are about 3/8 inches long, including their wings. Their body is dark brown to almost black. The soldier’s head is rectangular, not narrowed toward the front. Their length is two times their width. Their mandibles lack teeth. They only eat the springwood and leave the lignin-containing summerwood, which they cannot effectively digest. Hence, damaged wood appears to be layered. The colonies are usually located in the ground, generally below the frost line, but above the water table and rock formations. Mud tubes are built to cross areas of adverse cracks less than 1/16 inches wide. If a constant source of moisture is available, colonies can exist above ground and without ground contact.
The damp wood termite swarmer can be up to 1 inch long, including wings. Their antennae usually have more than 22 segments. They are not hairy and have one or more large spines along the length of the tibia and the apex. The coloration of their body is amber. The soldier is between 3/8-3/4 inches long. Their mandibles have an odd number of teeth on each member of a pair. Antennae are the same as the swarmer, as well as the spines and coloration. If the wood is sound, they will eat only the springwood; however, if the wood is decayed, they will eat across the grain, consuming both spring and summerwood. By doing this, they make a series of chambers connected by tunnels whose walls are smooth as if finely sandpapered.
Pest Inspection Cost
At Complete Exterminating, we understand how nerve-wracking it can be to have pests in your home or business, which is why we offer free pest inspections! Simply give us a call to schedule an appointment and allow one of our professional technicians to investigate and establish the source of your problem. In addition to our inspections and pest control treatments, we also offer quarterly services where we inspect and treat your home for common pests like rodents, ants, spiders, and wasps every three months.
Some pest control companies have unlicensed “door knockers” that utilize scare tactics to force their customers into buying unnecessary services and don’t treat the source of the issue to ensure long term solutions. At Complete Exterminating, we understand problems that having pests in your home or business is not only unnerving, but with some pests can also be a health risk for you, your family, your employees, and customers. We treat your property as if it was our own and strive to eliminate the problem as quickly as possible. Vancouver home and business owners rely on us for their pest control services. We are honest, reliable, and care about you. If you’ve got pests, give us a call to set up an appointment for a free pest inspection and let us help you keep your home pest-free!