Termite Inspections

Termite Inspection Services in Utah

Termites can be difficult to detect.

They require an expert eye that is trained to see what others overlook. Termite inspectors must understand termite biology and evidence, construction and building practices, and best treatment methods. Thorn has the termite experts to give you peace of mind.


A focused approach on termite inspections

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Termite Inspections

If they are around, we'll find them.

Whether you need an inspection because you are buying or selling your home or property and want to make sure there are no termites silently eating the structure or you suspect you have termites, we are here to help.

What We Inspect

Thorn professional inspecting for termites with a flashlight

Signs of Damage 

When inspecting for termites we look for mud tunnels or mud tubes. Subterranean termites are known for making this kind of damage in wood. Mud tunnels are a good indication of an active termite infestation.

Thorn professional inspecting for termites

Building Exterior 

A thorough inspection of the exterior of the building is a must when dealing with termites. We will look for possible entry points into the structure and for any activity from the termites. An important part of the exterior inspection is checking the foundation for activity as well.

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All Possible Angles

Thorn professionals take pride in their work and therefore they take inspections very seriously. We will look at every possible angle of the problem to ensure treatment is effective. Asking ourselves the right questions helps us get in the mindset of a thorough inspection: Where are they coming from? How did they get in? Where is their food source?

Thorn can inspect so you can rest easy.

What We Look For

Termites leave behind trails of destruction of where they have been. Thorn professionals are trained to be keen observers in inspections to find these clues.

Thorn professional inspecting for termites

Damaged Wood

Termites love wood! Subterranean termites prefer to eat slash pine, loblolly pine, sugar maple, and the soft layers of Springwood.

Termite damage behind a wall

Tunnels Through Wood

As termites are eating their way through wood, they create tunnels and passages throughout.

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Mud Tunnels

Subterranean termites create mud tunnels from the wood they have eaten through. These tunnels protect them while they travel from their nest to food sources.

Termite colony all with wings

Clusters of Termites

Termite colonies can contain 60,000 to 1 million termites! Winged termites, like the ones pictured here, are called swarmers which fly out of the nest to mate.

What are the benefits of a Thorn termite inspection?

  • Highly trained termite experts
  • Peace of mind that the inspection was done well
  • Well versed in VA Home Loan Inspections
  • Written inspection reports

How much does an average termite inspection cost?

Thorn pricing for a termite inspection costs $150 for most single-family homes. Commercial businesses typically cost $150 per hour. The price can vary depending on the size of the building and the extent of the infestation, but if you contact us for pricing today, our team would be happy to help you get started.

What should a termite inspection include?

The termite inspection process is thorough. The highly-trained Thorn pest control experts who perform termite inspections review the entire structure, including the basement or crawl space, to check for signs of damage. We have a complete termite inspection checklist to follow, and at the conclusion of the inspection, we’ll deliver a written report of our findings.

What questions should I ask a termite inspector?

The most important thing to ask is whether your termite inspector is licensed and insured to be working on your commercial property or residence. You will want to ask for referrals, too, so past clients can speak to their experience and knowledge.

 

Thorn professionals are all both licensed and insured to operate in the state of Utah. In addition, we have a unique understanding of both termite biology and construction, allowing us to provide a thorough inspection for both established businesses as well as homeowners looking to buy or sell a house.  

Our termite control professionals will then use this knowledge to recommend the best treatment methods, and will also make critical recommendations to repair damage and prevent future infestations.

How often should a house be inspected for termites?

Termite inspections aren’t uncommon in Utah and other areas where subterranean and dry wood termites reign. Inspections commonly take place when a home is going to be bought or sold, or when there’s evidence of potential damage. 

 

It’s best to have a termite inspection every few years, especially if you live in an area where you know they’re rampant, or when other homeowners or business owners in your community are experiencing issues. If you can spot damage early, you’re likely to save yourself thousands of dollars in repair costs.

 

What do they do in a termite inspection?

Termite inspections require an inspector to audit both indoors and out, all around the foundation of a building, and inside the basements and crawl spaces. Thorn’s termite inspectors will  look for termite activity on the structure of the home or building, and provide a detailed report to present the findings of the audit.

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