Class Termite is proud to have top quality State licensed Branch III field representatives. Each of
our inspectors has had many years of experience in the industry. For 40 years we have been
providing our customers with complete and reliable information on the status of their homes.
Don't hesitate to give us a call and schedule an inspection! (310)328-7781 or email
Here in Southern California we have two types of termites to be concerned over: drywood termites
and subterranean termites. Both types are present throughout our area and can cause extensive
damage to the most valuable investment in most of our lives, our homes. Even if you have not
noticed any evidence of these insects, either seen the live ones or the damage they cause, it is
still quite possible they are systematically tunneling through the wood in your home. The trained
eye of a professional state licensed Branch III field representative is best qualified to perform a
thorough inspection of any structure in question to let the concerned consumer know of any
potential problems and what can be done to solve them.
Termite inspections range in scope of what the field representative looks at.
Target inspections: There is an obligation to the producer of the fumigant to find the "target
insect" before the fumigant can be legally used on a structure. The target inspection is limited to
one area of suspicious activity. If the insect is found a measurement of the structure is then
made to determine the amount of fumigant to be used. Target inspections are used when the
consumer feels 100% certain they have dry wood termites and want a quick price to fumigate.
Target inspections do not include observations for subterranean termite activity and control or
any other potential problem condition.
Limited inspections: These type of inspections are quite common in the industry. Many times a
consumer will only wish to address certain problem areas. A limited inspection will cover any
problem conditions the field representative may see in the given area.
Original (full) inspection: These are the most comprehensive of all inspections. The field
representative will look at the entire readily accessible structure. This type of inspection is time
consuming and is intended for those truly concerned about the state of their structures and
perhaps interested in an Annual Termite Control Service. This is also the type of inspection
requested by most lenders in the state of California for escrow purposes during a sales
A termite inspection covers more than just scouting about for termites. Other conditions are also
addressed (primarily in an original inspection). Faulty grades, substructure ventilation, earth wood
contacts, various structural damage, water testing of stall showers, moisture conditions, and
several other types of conditions will be identified by the field representative. A termite
inspection is a valuable aid to the property owner in maintaining value.