Wood destroying insects pose the biggest threat of damage to your home. Many termite problems can go unnoticed for years, and by the time it is realized the damage may amount to large restoration fees. Termites literally eat wood and if the infestation spreads too far, the structural damage within your home may be too great to fix. In addition to termites, other pests also pose a risk for your home and property. Gophers, voles, and moles will leave large holes and tunnels in your lawn, potentially damaging expensive landscaping. Rats and mice carry a range of diseases that can be harmful to your family and your household pests. In addition, rodents make a huge mess and their droppings will also pose health risks in your home. It is also important to check for insects in your home inspection. Spiders, ants, cockroaches, and fleas are real infestation concerns in a home that can lead to large additional costs.