Termites, wood boring beetles and other wood pests such as carpenter ants can do massive damage to a home and greatly impact its value. Moisture penetration and plumbing leaks in a building can lead to damage in a structure requiring extensive repairs.

A termite inspection is a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of a home for evidence of Wood-destroying insects (termites and wood boring beetles) and wood-destroying organisms (fungus and dry rot).  The inspector will visually inspect the entire interior, exterior, basement or Crawlspace of a home.  After the inspection has been performed, the findings are reported on a State mandated form, along with a cost estimate for the needed repairs.  A termite report is separated into two areas of concern referred to as “sections”.

SECTION 1 is concerned with actual termite or beetle infestation or dry rot damage, cause by moisture.


SECTION 2 concerns itself with conditions which are conductive to, and can lead to future infestation

or infection.

Most Realtors recommend termite inspections as a routine part of the transactions process even when a buyer is purchasing a home in its current state or “as is”.  When you look at the amount of money invested in a home, the termite inspection fee is well worth it..  When we inspect for wood destroying pests, or organisms that cause dry rot, we can point out leaks or find termites before the problem becomes serious. It is highly recommended that you get a termite inspection in addition to your general home inspection.