Termites love to cause damage to Houston homes. From wood, insulation, swimming pool liners, and even filtration systems, these small insects will eat about anything and cause potentially thousands of dollars in damage. In order to avoid such a home hazard, Bryan & Bryan Inspections of Pearland, TX has some suggestions for Houston area homeowners.

Know what termites look like.

Confusing winged termites and flying ants is a common mistake. The University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture points out the following distinction: “Termites can be differentiated by their straight antennae, uniform waist and wings of equal size. (Ants have elbowed antennae, constricted waists and forewings that are longer than the hind wings.)”

Be able to spot signs of termite infestation.

If you see a termite inside your home, you’re likely to find more than one somewhere else in your house. (If this is the case, Bryan & Bryan Inspections recommends you contact a termite inspection professional as soon as possible.) Other signs of termite infestation include mud tubes found on your Houston home’s exterior, foundation, supports, floor joists, and so on.

Choose a quality Houston termite home inspector.

Before you book a termite inspection, make sure the inspection company has the proper credentials. The University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture notes “The company should be licensed by the Department of Agriculture or agency responsible for regulating termite control in the state.” Be sure to ask a variety of questions and feel comfortable with the termite inspector before booking services. If you are a Houston area homeowner in need of an inspection, consider Bryan & Bryan Inspections, located in Pearland, Texas. We are a family-owned and operated termite inspection company. Our friendly staff and inspection team prides ourselves in quality home inspections and pest control treatments. Call Bryan & Bryan Inspections at 281-484-8318 to ask any questions or schedule an appointment.