Termite Inspections in Washington, DC and Maryland
Breathe Easy Knowing Your New House Is Good To Go
It’s A Requirement To Have A Home Inspected For Wood Destroying Insects Prior to Sale
Wood Destroying Insects Include Termites, Carpenter Bees & Ants & Powderpost Beetles
Mud tubes, leavings and wood rot in the basement of a home in Washington DC.
- Our inspection process is pain-free and easy to set up.
- We will identify any pest problems you are having so the seller can get it fixed before you buy your home.
- We can also treat for termites and other wood-destroying insects.
- We are licensed and insured so you can be sure of professional inspection techniques.
Nest Pest Control Inspects For Wood-Destroying Insects in Washington DC & Maryland
These are the areas required by law for us to inspect:
- The interior of the home, including the basement.
- A minimum of 3 feet surrounding the building.
- We also inspect the garage and within 3 feet of it. This goes for attached and detached garages.
- We will inspect any outbuildings like sheds that are within 3 feet of the residence or garage.
- Finally, we will inspect “A maximum of 10 linear feet of the nearest portion of a fence on the property that is within 3 feet of the residence or garage” per law.
We will inspect for visual evidence of termites like mud tubes and piles of wings that indicate you have a swarm infestation. Outside, in the soil, is another place that termites like to travel to your home. We will check for evidence there, too.
We will look for evidence of other insects, too. Like holes and chewed wood that carpenter ants and carpenter bees leave behind. Powderpost beetles will leave different evidence, though it may look similar: holes and sawdust where they are entering the structure.
Feel Good Buying That Home With A Clean Report
Even if the inspection comes back as showing evidence of an infestation, we have treatment options at a good price. So the home can sold relatively quickly.
One time we did an inspection and found evidence of swarming activity. The termites hadn’t done any damage to the structure, yet, but we were able to treat that Washington DC home and the owners were able to keep the contract intact and the sale went through just fine.
Most of the time we find no evidence of termites, but these pests are endemic to the DC/Maryland area so it makes sense to get an inspection as early in the sales process as possible.
Call Soon. Don’t Delay.
The sooner you get the inspection completed, the sooner the home can sell.
Did you know…
The WDI report will include several sections. First, it will show which sections of a property were inspected. Sometimes there are areas of a property that are not accessible. These will be noted as will all accessible areas of the property.
The report will provide the details of the visual inspection. We will indicate if we saw signs of infestation, like dead wood-boring insects or other evidence of them.
The inspector will include a map of the property, and point out which areas have damage caused by wood-destroying insects.
Finally, we will include an estimate for termite treatment to rid the property of termites and other insects like them.
The homeowner is not obligated to use any specific pest company to repair and treat any damage, though we will make the offer.
Many folks have questions about the termite inspection process, Nest Pest Control and more. Here are a few. If you have something else on your mind, feel free to call, please.
How much is a wood-destroying insect report?
Starts at $600 for a pretreatment. Call and talk to James for a further explanation of what that entails.