Every good home buyer understands the need for a home inspection before signing on that final dotted line. What many home buyers forget though, is that a pest and termite inspection is just as important. Termites and other boring inspects can cause severe structural damage to a home, and add up to big dollars and big headaches down the road. Plus, other pests and rodents can pose health and safety risks to you and your family if not identified and exterminated.

Structural Damage
Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damage in the U.S. every year. California’s coastal climate is an ideal place for termites, contributing to countless infestations in this area. Termites can eat through the wood in your home and add up to large extermination bills if not caught early, and even larger reconstruction bills. Any costs associated with pest removal or reconstruction should be identified before you buy a home.

Health Risks
Other pests such as mice or roaches can pose sanitation risks and may be dangerous to your family. Pest inspectors can help identify if there are any signs of past or recurring infestations that may raise red flags. Pest inspectors can also identify any current infestations and take care of them before you buy the home.

A thorough home inspection isn’t complete without a detailed pest and termite inspection. Identifying problem areas is an important step in buying a home. Contact us for a thorough pest and termite inspection, so you can enjoy your new home, pest free, for years to come.