Termites and other wood destroying insects (carpenter ants, powder post beetles) can cause serious problems in the wooden structural components of a home which go undetected for long periods of time. This Wood Destroying Insect Inspection has different names in different areas of the country including: Pest Inspections, Termite Inspections, Wood-Destroying Insects Inspections and Wood-Destroying Organisms Inspections, etc. Whatever it is called in your area, the inspection is generally inexpensive but could save you thousands of dollars in structural repairs and treatment.
In our area of coverage, north of the 45th parallel, where the climate is cooler, we do not typically contend with termites. We do contend with carpenter ants, powder post beetles and other wood destroying insects. Therefore, we offer our Wood Destroying Insect Inspection to all our clients. In our area of service below the 45th parallel we are always on the watch for termite infestation as well as the other wood destroying insects.
Fifty percent of the homes we inspect are cottages and second homes. These seasonal homes are often in greater risk of infestation because they can go unnoticed for long periods of time. Many of these homes are log homes, have wood siding, and crawl spaces which are all conducive to wood destroying insect infestation.
With Big Moose Home Inspections, you can schedule a Wood Destroying Insect Inspection in conjunction with your home inspection and save money. Our certified (WDO) inspector will perform this service at a minimal fee and provide a detailed report on the existence or non-existence of wood destroying organisms in the home. Big Moose also offers stand-alone Wood Destroying Insect Inspections.
Our certified (WDO) inspectors use the NPMA-33 report form (National Pest Management Association) that is recognized as the preferred report format for FHA, HUD, RD and VA mortgages and is often required prior to closing by most loan institutions. NPMA-33 Pest Forms (Available in PDF Format)
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