After an earthquake in San Diego get a termite inspection

earthquake damge creates termite openings

Earthquakes can occur at any time in San Diego. After an earthquake, you need to inspect your home for damage and ensure it is still structurally sound.

Even the smallest of earthquakes could create tiny cracks in foundations, crawl spaces, and other areas of your home, creating easy access for insects and other pests.

Once pests take up residence in your home, it is difficult to get rid of them without help from our termite company in San Diego.

Another reason to have a termite inspection completed is because earthquakes sometimes cause insects to seek out new homes for reestablishing colonies, if their in-ground home becomes damaged or destroyed. You might discover there are hundreds of termite colonies, ant colonies, or other insects on your property that you were not aware of before the earthquake. While most insects rebuild their colonies in the same general area, some may migrate to your home, instead, especially if it provides a reliable source of food and water.

In the event your home is damaged and requires repairs, this is also a good time to schedule a termite inspection with our termite company in San Diego.

The wood used to make repairs, as well as exposed areas of the home, are easier to treat for pest control and prevention before construction is completed. In addition, the existing structures can be examined for signs of termite activity, as you might have had an existing infestation or the start of one you were unaware of until after the earthquake damaged your home. The cause for damages to the home could easily be the result of termites destroying the structural integrity of support structures.

Regular inspections by a termite company in San Diego protects your home

Maintaining the structural integrity of your home in between earthquake events is equally important.

We recommend you have an annual San Diego termite inspection to keep your home protected from unwanted pests and rodents. Without regular inspections, you run the risk of existing treatments wearing off and not being fully effective in safeguarding your home.

In San Diego, it is not a matter of if, but when termites will infest your home and ruin your living spaces.

The frequency of pest control inspections in San Diego is largely based on your current pest and rodent control problems, the location of your home, and the weather patterns throughout the year. For instance, if it is extremely dry for an extended period of time, insects, rodents, and other pests look for ways to get into your home to gain access to water and food. One of our experienced pest management professional will discuss which options and treatment schedules are the most appropriate for your San Diego home.

Schedule your complimentary home inspection today, here at Pacific Coast Termite, by contacting us at 1-800-PACIFIC (1-800-722-4342), and verify that your home is termite and pest free.