Commercial Termite Control
Commercial termite control work seeks to prevent damage termites can cause or stop existing infestations in commercial buildings and surrounding properties. Termite populations are not choosy about the places they attack, as long as they feature a good supply of food and relative shelter. Businesses and industrial buildings are just as susceptible as residential properties are to the efforts of these wily and unrelenting creatures. For anyone who suspects trouble or who has noticed pest activity in these quarters, the best thing to do is to get a professional inspector out to the property. Commercial termite control inspectors can develop suitable action plans to implement and follow once their inspection is complete.
How Commercial Termite Inspection Works
Affordable termite control inspectors go through these buildings in much the same way they do private residences. The only difference is in the scale of the job. In some cases a contractor might send out multiple inspectors to work as a team and cover the perimeter and the interior in better time. Basically, using the tools and equipment they have available to them, inspectors check for past and present activity. Past activity from a termite population indicates a few things: possible structural weaknesses that might result if the damage done was severe enough, and an indication of risk for further attack in those same areas.
Present activity is noted by location and severity. This gives the contractor good information to go by as they begin treatment, a treatment based on the action plan arrived at by the inspectors in consultation with the building owner or management. And one more thing is included on the final report and possibly denoted in the action plan as well. Any areas that seem particularly vulnerable to future threats whether or not they have ever been victimized in the past are noted. This could be something as simple as decorative mulch in a front bush bed against the foundation right by where the customers walk in the front, or it could be something much more complex that could require some modifications to the building in order to be carried out. These details are worked out between the involved parties and may or may not be part of the termite control contractual agreement.
Controlling Pests in Commercial Structures
Commercial termite control is a different kind of challenge than the one we take on to eliminate and control termite colonies in our homes. In the commercial environment there are some key differences that can make it harder to catch these things right away. First of all, depending on the type of business being run, the building might not ever be as clean as houses usually are, so it could be harder still to notice a commercial termite control problem. It is not like it is at home where you usually notice any little thing that’s different, from a small pile of sawdust in a corner to a little squeak in the subfloor where there never used to be one before.
Commercial termite control is also different because no one usually lives at the shop, office, or warehouse. In many cases at least some of the workers report in the morning and then go out in the field every day; so again, it is tougher to notice something wrong such as a pest control issue because no one is there as long as folks are in their homes. Elimination efforts, then, are quite often really playing catch up because these things so often do not get noticed until a great deal of damage has already been done. Even so, there is no reason to give up and just shrug your shoulders if you do discover a major commercial termite control issue in your building. No matter how bad it is, it is worth treating because only eliminating the termite colony can help you regain control of the situation and allow you to make any necessary repairs to help things get back to normal.