A focus of subterranean termite inspections should be on identifying conducive conditions. These can include wood-to-ground contact, excessive moisture (poor drainage and/or water leaks) and access points. Also look for:
- Formboards left in place.
- Debris under and around the structure.
- Footing too low or soil line too high.
- Excessive mulch along and over the foundation.
- Landscaping timbers, stumps and tree roots along the foundation.
- Insufficient clearance in crawlspaces.
- Expansion joints or cracks in slabs, bath traps, shower pan drains and other plumbing penetrations.
A careful inspection of the interior and exterior for such conditions can help professionals find activity and provide excellent service.