Whereas a general home inspection seeks to ensure to that your buyer’s home is hazard free, in good repair, and is relatively energy-efficient, a home pest inspection determines the presence and/or the risk factor of many things:
- Termites and termite-related structural damage
- Ants and ant-related structural damage
- Bed bugs, fleas, rats, mice, roaches and other home pest problems
Here’s a brief video showing termites (specifically Eastern Subterranean), the damage they can cause and why it is important to have your buyers get a pest inspection when buying a home! Stay Smart and Subscribe to my Youtube Channel!
Be aware that a termite-specific home pest inspection will not necessarily include a check for additional possible home pest infestations. You may want to request that your pest inspection includes not only an extensive inspection for wood destroying insects but also a check for cockroaches, earwigs, fleas and ticks, silverfish, spiders, stinging insects, and other common household pests.