Did you know that your home could be infested with termites without you even knowing it? A colony of termites could be eating away at the wood in your home while you go about your daily routine. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t learn about their termite infestation until severe damage has been done. Texas is prone to Wood Destroying Insects (WDI) so you don’t want to leave your home unchecked. According to the inspection experts at AlamoThistle Inspections, there are five major reasons to schedule a termite inspection with your home inspection.
1. Detect a Current Problem
You want to know all the facts about the home you’ve made an offer on, including an active Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) infestation. Your AlamoThistle home inspector is licensed by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to perform a Termite inspection which can be conducted during your home inspection. Your inspector will report any active infestations or conditions that may promote insects to infest your home at a later date. It is much better to be aware of the problem before you close on the home, because it gets worse and more expensive to fix as each day goes by.
2. Prevent Future Infestations
Save yourself the headache and cost of repairs and prevent termites from entering your home in the first place. While doing an inspection, professional pest control experts can offer you tips on how to reduce the chances of a termite infestation. For example, any wood (fence post) that is in contact with soil and your home can act as a highway for Termites and other pests to enter your home. Keep wood that is in contact with soild away from your home and make sure the area is clear for annual visual inspections.
3. Uncover Existing Damage
You always want to get an inspection before buying a home. A termite inspection is an easy add-on to the basic inspection that tells you what you need to know about the condition of your potential home. Even if there is no current infestation, there could be old damage that you should be aware of and should have corrected before committing to the purchase.
4. Find Other Pests
When the professionals at AlamoThistle are conducting a termite inspection, they’ll also be on the lookout for signs of other wood destroying insects, as well as potential conditions for future pest infestations. Our goal is to provide you will all the facts your need to know about your home.
5. Gain Peace of Mind
Even if we do not find termites in your home during the inspection, you will be able to sleep better with the peace of mind knowing that your home is free of wood destroying insects. If a problem is found, you will have the information you need to get it fixed right away before it can get worse.
If you are in the Houston area, including Sugar Land and Richmond, or in San Antonio, don’t wait to schedule your home and termite inspection. Contact AlamoThistle Inspections today at (281)725-4601 (Houston) or (830)360-4610 (San Antonio) for a free quote or to schedule an appointment.