Termites, ants and other wood-destroying insects are a serious problem, scheduling a real estate inspection when buying a home is always a good idea. And in fact, most lenders need it.

Would you buy a car that you know has a blown transmission? Of course you wouldn’t waste your money on a bad deal. So why would you make a long-term financial commitment on a house that has serious structural damage? You wouldn’t. Unfortunately, without an inspection you might make a decision that you’ll regret. Termites are silent destroyers that quietly consume your home from the inside out. These pests eat cellulose, which is what wood is made of. This includes timber, drywall and other building materials. Left un-checked, termite infestations can result in devastating and costly damage to your home. According to estimates published by the National Pest Management Association, termites are responsible for an estimated 5 billion dollars in damages each year and that’s just in the United States. And more bad news, termites aren’t the only wood-destroying insects that residents of Virginia need to be worried about. Carpenter ants, carpenter bees, powder post beetles and old house borers also infest and damage homes.

When you choose NorthWest Pest Patrol to conduct your WDI or WDO inspection, we’ll use our knowledge and experience to inspect the home for infestations of wood destroying insects and organisms as well as evidence of damage. Our findings will be delivered to you in a report that clearly documents any damage discovered and/or any active infestations.

We are ready to help you complete your due diligence and satisfy your lender’s requirements. Contact us today to schedule your home inspection!