Pest infestations are usually unnoticeable but can literally eat away your most significant investment. Whether you are purchasing a new home or are an existing owner, hiring a professional pest inspection service is essential in both cases to check pest related problems.
Pest inspection service looks for pests such as termites, beetles, ants, and more. Here are some frequently asked pest inspection questions to help you learn more:
What Is a Pest Inspection?
Pest inspection (officially known as a structural pest inspection?) is a significant pre-purchase tool, especially when you are buying a property. This pest inspection mostly targets many wood destroying pests that are harmful to the structure both inside and outside your house. These pests include:
- Carpenter Ants
- Moisture Ants
- Subterranean Termites
- Damp wood Termites
- Velvety Tree Ants
- Wood Decay Fungi (Wood Rot)
When Is a Pest Inspection Needed?
The purpose of a pest inspection is to detect pests in a home or building. They are usually recommended for potential real estate buyers to make sure they are investing in a home that is free from any existing pest problems.
What Is Involved in a Pest Inspection?
Whether you are considering buying a new home or an existing home with signs of an infestation, it's essential to know what to expect from a pest inspection. The pest inspector will look for evidences of previous pest activity as well as circumstances that can multiply the risk of potential pest problems. They may use specialized gadgets to detect the existence and/or the risk caused by the following:
- Termites and termite-related structural damage
- Ants and ant-related structural damage
- Rats, mice, roaches, and other home pest problems
Why Do You Need Pest Control?
There are several reasons why regular pest control is necessary for every homeowner to consider. Benefits of pest inspections include:
- Reduce major health risks
- Control damage to the property and belongings
- Keep food safe and healthy
- Stress-free living
Does a Home Inspection Include Pest Inspection?
Not all home inspectors are certified in structural pest inspections. Some inspectors offer this service along with the home inspection. Licensed home and structural pest inspectors are trained in all the required skills and tools to conduct a comprehensive structural pest inspection. They perform effective pest detection to make you aware of the condition of the property.
Who Pays for Pest Inspections?
A home purchase is a serious investment, and the future homeowner should be extremely cautious when making this enormous purchase decision. The simple answer to the question is that both buyers and sellers can pay for a pest inspection, but it is mostly a buyer’s expense. Some sellers will address pest related issues themselves before placing the house for sale.
Contact us to learn more about our structural pest inspection service or to schedule a home inspection with us today!