Wood Destroying Insect Reports

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Home Inspector with Hardy & Hayes Termite Certification & Treatment Company

Usually called in the real estate world a termite report. How many real estate agents know that there are actually four different wood destroying insects we inspect for when doing a "termite inspection"?. They are:

(1) Termites

(2) Carpenter Ants

(3) Re-infesting Beetles

(4) Carpenter Bees

The certification is call a wood destroying insect report and this is only a visual inspection good for only that day regarding what you see. The report can be used for 90 days but your findings are visually what you see the day of the inspection.  The report is not used as a warranty it states this on the document. The word infestation does not mean "live activity" it means any signs of a wood destroying insect, wing, frass, holes, dirt (shelter tubes)......and this is done because of the way wood destroying insects work. Wood Destroying Insect inspections are important and should be done for every home for sale because termites alone cause more damage to homes that fires, storms, earthquakes put together each year and they cost homes over 2 billions dollars in damages each year.  Your home should be inspected at least once a year according to the Department of Agriculture. Just like everything else early detection and same you extensive damage and money. Remember its nature you can't stop nature its coming, you just don't want it coming into your home.

 

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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
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termites alone cause more damage to homes that fires, storms, earthquakes put together each year and they cost homes over 2 billions dollars in damages each year-Wow! I did not know that. And didn't know that there are three other wood destroying insects besides termites that you should look out for when you do a termite inspection. Thanks for sharing.  Great post.

Sep 07, 2009 11:11 AM