When it comes to buying real estate, something that everyone needs to do before signing their name on that dotted line is to have a thorough inspection done. In areas with a lot of pest problems, older properties, or just for peace of mind, many potential buyers are looking for pest control companies that will perform real estate inspections. If you are thinking about having a pest control company perform your real estate inspection, here are a few things that you should expect.
- First, keep in mind that for real estate inspections, pest control companies are not required to go in every nook and cranny of the property.
- Second, many companies look for signs of pests, not necessarily damage from past pest exposure. This means that while your potential property might not have termites, it may have termite damage. Be sure to get a thorough report not just from your pest control company, but from the previous owners as well.
- Third, ask for a WDIR (Wood Destroying Insect Report) when they are done. A WDIR gives you a better idea of issues that may have or will occur due to wood destroying insects, such as subterranean termites, powderpost beetles, old house borers, carpenter bees, carpenter ants, and wood-destroying fungi. It will also mention areas of high humidity.
For information regarding a real estate inspection in your area, contact us at NC Pest Control today.