Why Termite Inspectors Tap Wood

One ‘pet peeve’ I have is inspectors who all but take a baseball bat to the baseboards and trim of a home to find termites. While tapping is an acceptable method of finding damaged wood, causing damage with harsh or uncaring probing is not. I shot a video the other day that illustrates how tapping works and when a gentle prod can clue you in to what is already there but not necessarily visible. Enjoy the video and I’d love to hear any feed back you may want to share.

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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