Termites and other wood destroying insects are very prevalent in this part of the country. That is why with every home inspection, we look for and report on the presence of wood destroying insects (termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees and powder post beetles) and this is included with your home inspection. (* See below about condominium inspections.) Why do we do look for wood destroying insects during your inspection? Because termites and other WDI’s cause billions of dollars in damage to homes each year. They primarily feed on wood, but also damage paper, books, insulation, and even swimming pool liners and filtration systems. Termites can injure living trees and shrubs, but more often are a secondary invader of woody plants already in decline. It’s a critical part of the inspection.
*(Wood destroying insect inspections are not included as part of a condominium inspection, as this generally falls on the responsibility of the Home Owners Association. If you would like to have a WDI inspection done on your condo, or if it is required by your lender, please call our office to discuss pricing.)