I have a client that is strongly considering not buying a Virginia house because a few active termites were found and old mud tubes during a pest control inspection in Virginia.
I have tried to explain that almost every house in Virginia will have or has had termites at some point in time. And every home I have lived in has had termites at some point.
Yet he is still not comfortable buying it.
I think it is a matter of misinformation. Some builder friend said not to buy the house because it could lead to future settlement issues or foundation issues (maybe I misunderstood the reason, but they said not to buy it).
But my friend who is the CEO of a Virginia Pest control termite company assured me that is not the case in Virginia. Maybe in other places like Florida, but not here.
While I dont want to pressure them into buying, I want them to get a more informed information on the matter.
Any suggestions on how to educate them on termites and how it would be just the same as finding ants.