Termite Inspections

Termite Inspections from MC2 Home Inspections LLC

By: MC2 Home Inspections LLC  07/28/2015
Keywords: Termites, Termite & Pest, Termite Services

Termites in Colorado? Yes, we have them too even with our typically dry climate. In Colorado, the eastern subterranean termite is usually responsible for damage to homes. This is the same termite species that is found in the Northeast. These termites usually maintain contact with the soil in which the main nest is found. They search outside their nest for wood to feed on and construct mud tubes from the nest to the food source. A proper termite and WDI inspection consists of several steps. An inspection of the exterior of the home, looking for signs of termite activity such as termite shelter tubes, as well as conditions conducive to termite and other WDI infestation (such as wood that is too close to the ground, dead tree stumps by the house, improper grading, or tree branches overhanging or touching the home). The inspector will also look for evidence of infestation by other wood-destroying insects such as Carpenter bees, Carpenter ants, Powder post beetles and Borers. An inspection of the interior of the home, with special emphasis on the basement, crawl space, garage, door and window frames, and other areas that are particularly prone to WDI infestation. This part of the inspection will be both visual and physical. The inspection typically involves visually inspecting, tapping, probing, and sounding susceptible wood. The inspector will also be looking for live termites and other insects as well as other evidence of infestation (tubing, frass, signs of prior treatments, etc.), damaged wood, and conditions conducive to infestation (such as excessive moisture levels). We will provide a standardized inspection NPMA-33 form developed by the NPMA (National Pest Management Association) and adopted by various state and federal agencies, that may sometimes include additional documents attached by the inspector to clarify the inspection findings. This form is typically what your lender will require prior to closing.

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