A Termite Inspection is outside the scope of a general home inspection and NOT included, it is offered as an additional service for a fee
Wood Destroying Insects (WDI) or more commonly known as "Termites"
Termites are insects, which mostly feed on dead plant matter like woodchips, decayed wood (logs), leaf litter, and soil. They are sometimes called “white ants” but they are only distantly related to ants. There are around 50 species of termites in the United States.
In addition to wood inside the home, termites are drawn inside by moisture, wood in contact with house foundations, and cracks in building exteriors. Different combinations of these factors attract different species. Additionally, geographic location plays a role in how likely homeowners are to deal with infestations.
Termite inspections are often required in order to secure funding to purchase a home (especially older ones). But they are always a good idea whether it’s required or not. The risk of termite damage to wooden structures is higher for older houses; that is why older premises are more in need of inspections. A termite inspection is vital for any new home because termite damage or infestation may not be readily apparent to the untrained eye. Even though termites can do plenty of damage in a short period of time, the damage to the foundation of your home may not present itself right away.
What We Inspect During Your Termite Inspection:
Here’s what you may want to know concerning the process of most home termite inspections that are carried out by pest control professionals.
The inspector will look at the interior and exterior areas of your home, checking for visible signs of a termite infestation, which include: droppings, broken wings, mud tubes, and damaged wood. During these inspections, the pest professional will closely examine all areas of the property that are accessible. These areas include:
Interior of the home
Other areas that are readily accessible
After this has been completed, the professional will inspect the exterior, especially areas that are dark and damp, as these spots are much more prone to termite problems.
After we complete the inspection, we will promptly send you a detailed inspection report so you can use it to make safe, informed decisions about your home.
When you are ready to schedule your termite inspection, simply call, text, or email us at
or submit the short form on our page.
Termite Control & Treatment:
The presence of termites in a home that you are thinking about purchasing is a big deal but does not have to be a deal-breaker. After the termite inspection, you can discuss treatment options with the inspector. There are a few different options depending on the severity of the infestation and the type of termites.
Can you get rid of termites permanently?
While you cannot get rid of termites permanently from the environment, you can help prevent them from taking root in your home and control any active colonies nearby. Although it may be tempting to try termite control yourself, prevention and treatment are best left to the professionals.
Many people ask whether or not we do Termite Treatments for properties that we inspect. The answer is No. We are strictly an inspection company. We feel being a neutral third party that does not perform repairs will allow us to form unbiased opinions without the fear of trying to get work for ourselves.