Jun 20, 2022

If you have never seen a termite in your home, you may assume that there are no termites there. However, termites are very rarely seen, and many homeowners are blissfully unaware of their presence. Don’t wait to book termite treatment in Knoxville until you see evidence of a potential termite invasion; by the time you notice the signs, they may have already been destroying your property for months or even years! That is why it is important to book annual termite inspections even if you think you have no termites.

Why Are Annual Inspections Important?

No matter how old your house is, it is important to have an annual termite inspection. It can be tempting to skip it to save a few dollars if you think your home is termite-free, but the truth is if you do unknowingly have termites, they could be wreaking havoc on your property that will end up costing far more to repair than the cost of an annual inspection! It is estimated that termites do around $30 billion of damage in the United States every year. Homeowners can expect to pay an average of $3000 to repair termite damage if termites are left unchecked. In the worst-case scenario, termites could destroy the structural integrity of your home, so the sooner they are discovered, the sooner you can book termite treatment in Knoxville and minimize the damage to your property.

Pro Tip! There is a common misconception that termites will only be found in older homes. This is not the case! While it is true that a newer home is likely to be less at risk from termite infestations than an older home, it is still a possibility, and termite inspections are still necessary to protect your home.

Benefits of Annual Termite Inspections

Carrying out regular termite inspections comes with many benefits to the homeowner. First and foremost, it allows you to start termite treatment in Knoxville as soon as possible, allowing you to minimize the damage done by the termites. It also gives you peace of mind that your home is free of these destructive pests. An additional bonus is that if the time ever comes that you want to sell your home, having a record of annual termite inspections and any instances where you had termite treatment in Knoxville, it will prove that you have taken steps to keep the property free from termites. This can make it much easier to sell the property.

What Does a Termite Inspection Involve?

When you book a termite inspection, a technician will do an in-depth inspection of your property to look for signs of a termite infestation. It can be very tricky to spot termites if you don’t know what you are looking for, so even if you think your house is free from termites, it is best to have the experts give it the once over as well. If any evidence of termites is found, they can discuss with you the best options for termite treatment in Knoxville. Skipping annual inspections is really not worth the risk to your property. Yearly inspections will allow you to nip any infestations in the bud before the damage gets out of hand. In the long term, the investment will save you money compared to the expensive costs associated with repairing termite damage.

Why Otis Pest Control?

At Otis Pest Control, our technicians have been providing termite treatment in Knoxville and the surrounding areas for many years. They have extensive experience in the field and understand the best approaches to rid your home of termites. We offer a free initial termite inspection, and then if any pests are found, we can discuss the right termite treatment option to suit your needs. We often find that a combination approach using Advance Termite Bair Stations in conjunction with Termidor chemical foundation treatment will get the job done the first time! We can monitor your bait stations regularly to ensure your property stays termite-free.


Otis Termite & Pest Control is a full-service pest control company with a focus on outstanding service. We have been serving the East Tennessee area for over 56 years and our reputation is built on prompt and effective service. We’re good at what we do and we’re fast. We do the job right the first time – and that’s an actual guarantee! 

Call 865.690.1662 or visit www.otispestcontrol.net.



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