Termites and other wood-destroying insects cause more than $5 billion in property damage every year. These “silent destroyers” can chew through wood, flooring and wallpaper without being detected, When buying a home, it’s important to specifically inspect for these pests to prevent purchasing a home with major issues.
Termites may be present in a home from three to eight years before obvious signs of their presence are detected. Damage from these pests is often not covered by homeowners’ insurance policies, leaving buyers responsible for mitigating the infestation and making repairs at their own expense.
Before buying a home, it is advisable to have the home inspected by a pest control specialist for termites or other wood-destroying pests. A standard home inspection may not uncover an infestation of this nature. A pest control company will thoroughly inspect the home for signs of termites, and will look for conditions that are conducive to infestations.
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