In the United States, Termite infestation accounts for more damage to residential homes every year than Fire, Flood and Windstorm combined. The most common type of termites in Utah is the Subterranean Termite, which, as the name suggests, lives in the soil and excavates tunnels which it constructs to help colony members travel to food sources. Any wood to soil contact provides “conducive conditions” for Subterranean Termites to attack and Subterranean Termites can also enter the structure through a crack or seam or other opening as small as 1/32 of an inch.
Drywood Termites are occasionally found in parts of Southern Utah. Typically, Drywood Termites nest in cavities inside the home, including in attics, cupboards, or in open spaces between walls. Due to their nature and habits, treatment methods for Drywood Termites is fundamentally different than the methods used to eradicate Subterranean Termites. In many cases, total fumigation of the structure is required. This means that the home will actually be tented and fumigated. Of course, during such treatment, people and pets must vacate the premises for one or more days to allow the fumigant to ventilate after treatment.
Utah Termite Inspectors, LLC is the only company in the State of Utah which specializes exclusively in Termite and Wood-Destroying Insect inspections. Specializing in Termite Inspections allows us to be fast, affordable and uncompromisingly honest in providing termite inspections and accurate treatment recommendations. For questions or to schedule an inspection today, call: 801-548-4616.