Real Estate Inspections

Real Estate Inspections for Wood Destroying Insects

Buying a home is one of the largest purchases a person makes in their lifetime. 

It is very important to get the best people involved to help with this decision, especially when it comes to inspecting your home for pests and wood destroying insects. While every home requires a home inspection, basic home inspections are not required to look for more than structural concerns in the home. Because of this, you may not know that your home is at risk from termites and other pests. While many people overlook termites and pests as a small problem that can be handled easily and affordably after purchase, sometimes this is not the case. To avoid huge costs on wood replacement, pest treatments, and other possible costs, a pest inspection is necessary. 

Possible Pest Infestations

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.
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