Part of owning a home includes protecting it from termites, especially in the warm, moist environment of eastern North Carolina.  If you’re not sure you’re covered or are considering a transfer of your termite coverage, it’s time to schedule a termite inspection.

It’s important you understand the termite inspection process. Here are the top 5 questions home-owners ask a termite inspector.

  1. Are you experienced, licensed and insured?
    It is important to ensure your pest control company is reputable. Verifying licensing and experience gives you piece of mind. Ask the company how many years of experience they have.  May Exterminating has been providing services to eastern North Carolina families since 1963. Recommendations from family, friends and neighbors help, too. 
  2. How does the inspection process work?
    An initial termite inspection and treatment are the beginning of your home pest control services.  Ask questions about the process.  Find a company with pest control technicians who will answer your questions. They should be willing to explain the inspection process and services to you. This is the beginning of a long-term partnership to protect your home.
  3. What are the costs of a termite inspection?
    Ask about costs of services up front.  Your technician should be able to explain any costs and protections of the plan to you.  Termite inspections protect your home from termites, but do not control spiders, roaches, ants or other insects. This is a great time to ask about other pest control services available as well.
  4. How do I get a written report and recommendations?
    Once the inspection is complete, will you receive a report with the company’s findings.  Ask how you will receive it and what it will include.  Will it include recommendations for servicing your home?  Areas of concern?  Will it be available by email, postal mail or both?  At May Exterminating, we deliver all reports electronically and by postal mail if desired.
  5. What’s the difference between annual inspections and control services?
    Annual termite inspections offer peace of mind for home owners.  Your home and investment are protected against termite infestations.  Pest control services are typically provided on a quarterly basis and treat for a wide range of insects like ants, roaches, spiders, wasps and others.  Having an annual termite inspection is important to protect your home’s value.  Having quarterly pest control services protect your family and pets from insects and pests.


If you are a home owner, you want to protect your home and the future you are building. Join the May Exterminating family where we take the time to talk to you about our processes and answer your questions. 

Did you know May Exterminating offers $100 off your first termite inspection?