When your home is being inspected for termites a dishonest person will often greatly exaggerate the dangers that termites pose to your home. This may make you feel obligated to spend a lot of money on a costly treatment that is not even needed. If you are worried you are being tricked, the best thing to do is compare services and prices with other companies in the area. It is also important that you get a contract for the work containing a written guarantee that covers your home against termites for a defined period of time.
Many homeowners do not have a great deal of knowledge when it comes to termites and so will naturally trust the “expert”. Do not just rely on their word though, ask them to show you where the evidence is that your home has termites. You will recognize termite damage by seeing hollowed-out wood along the grain and its galleries will be lined with mud or soil. If you are shown this evidence in a woodpile or fence, not connected to your house, then do not be alarmed as this does not necessarily pose an immediate threat to your home. Don’t allow anyone to scare you into thinking otherwise.
Finally, be careful of any companies that approach you, especially those that offer free termite inspections. It is quite likely that they will find a problem that doesn’t actually exist or greatly exaggerate one that does.