There are many types of pests that can cause serious problems for restaurant owners. At the top of the list are pests like roaches and rodents that can contaminate the food supply and spread disease. Restaurant owners know how devastating it can be to get an infestation of these pests and most take appropriate action to protect against them. There is another type of pest that will not harm the food supply but can still cause big issues at your restaurant. That pest is the termite. Termites are wood destroying organisms (WDO) that can cause extensive damage to the structure of your building. If you suspect a termite infestation – or simply want to make sure that your restaurant is safe from harm – get a professional termite inspection. Keep reading to learn what to expect from the inspection process.
A thorough inspection of all areas
A trained technician will come to your restaurant to perform a termite inspection. The inspector will look in all accessible areas for signs of termite activity, damage, and conditions that make your restaurant vulnerable to an infestation. Be sure to clear out anything that could potentially block the inspector’s access to areas of your restaurant.
A detailed WDO report
After you have your restaurant inspected for termites you will receive a detailed WDO report. In this report you will learn if you have an active termite infestation in your restaurant. This report will also let you know if any damage was discovered. If there are elements around your restaurant that make it vulnerable to termites you will read about those in the inspection report.
A plan for eradication and continuing protection
Another important part of the termite inspection process, and the WDO report, is developing a plan for eradication and continued protection. If the inspector discovers termites in your restaurant, you will receive recommendations for treatment based on your specific needs. If your restaurant is termite-free, the WDO inspection report will include information about how to best prevent an infestation in the future. Basically, you will receive a guide that lays out what you need to do to protect your restaurant from the threats that termites pose.
A professional termite inspection is the first step in protecting your restaurant from termites. It is not a disruptive process but it may require a little bit of preparation from you. The most important thing to remember is that the inspector needs access to all the areas of your restaurant. Be sure and move any obstacles that could prevent the inspector from gaining access to areas that need to be examined. For example, if there is something blocking the access door to the crawlspace, take the time to move it before the inspection. Getting a professional termite inspection for your restaurant today can save you time, money, and frustration down the line.