Glendale Termite Inspection
“Who in their right mind buys a home in Glendale Arizona without a termite inspection report?”
When it comes to termites and termite destruction Arizona has a national reputation. That reputation may well be deserved as we have at least 17 unique species of termites. Not all termites are the same. In fact they come in all sizes, shapes, colors and each species has its own unique habits. Depending upon the species termites in Glendale can invade from outside, underground, above ground, via flight or be imported into your home hidden within infested wood or furniture.
Everyday 1000s of homes across the state come under attack from Arizona termites. Because of the cryptic nature of many of these species some of these infestations will go years or decades without being detected. Often the first sign of infestation is when the homeowner discovers damage, a tube hanging from the ceiling or along the outside foundation.
Seasoned exterminators advise that every home in Glendale Arizona should be inspected for termites at least once a year. That includes homes that have been recently serviced and/or that may have a termite history. Consumers considering the purchase of any home in Glendale are best served when they get a thorough termite inspection prior to making the buying decision.
Although there is no law mandating a Glendale termite inspection report for the purchase of a home, your lender may require a termite inspection report as a condition of the loan. Seasoned lenders are aware of the destruction Glendale termites can unleash on a home. Even a small infestation can result in thousands of dollars worth of repairs.
Termites are a problem across the State and Glendale is no exception. In fact all 17 known species of Arizona termites can be found in Glendale including one of the most destructive in North America – Western Drywood Termites.
Given the destructive nature of termites…a termite inspection report is a valuable tool in making the proper home buying decision. Nobody wants to buy a termite infested home, nor do they want to discover hidden termite damage after moving in to their “dream home.” Once the transaction is completed it’s too late to get a “do-over” if termite problems are discovered. Educated buyers and realtors always insist upon a thorough termite inspection report prior to agreeing to purchase any structure in Glendale Arizona.
While not all termites are the same…most inspectors are only familiar with one or two of the more common types. This leaves the potential for an inexperienced termite inspector to miss the subtle signs of infestation by a less common species and/or miss hidden structural damage.
Glendale Az is home to other wood eating insects such as Carpenter Ants, wood boring beetles and Carpenter Bees etc. An inexperienced termite inspector can overlook obvious signs of infestation or damage from these pests.
Not all exterminators are the same. When considering the purchase of any home in Glendale Arizona do your own research and select a termite company with the experience and reputation to provide a thorough termite inspection and report.
A proper Glendale termite Inspection at a minimum should take 30 minutes; the average home can take 1-2 hours depending upon circumstances such as location, history, construction type etc. Completed reports contain two pages of written information and a detailed diagram listing problem areas and conditions conducive to future termite infestation. Valuable information about evidence of previous treatments and termite history should be included in the report.
When an offer to purchase a home is accepted by the seller…the buyer has ten days to complete a termite inspection report. The termite inspection should be ordered and/or completed within the first couple days to allow the buyer(s) time to review the findings along with sufficient time for follow-up inspections.
If corrective actions and/or a termite treatment are necessary the buyer should insist upon selecting the termite exterminator as they will be dealing with that company in the future. A seller’s motivation is to select the cheapest solution as they typically pay for the service.
Corrective actions and/or termite treatments should be completed prior to the buyer(s) taking possession of the home.
When you need a home termite inspection report call the experts at Bills Pest Termite Control. Our experienced Glendale termite inspectors will provide you with a thorough inspection and complete a professional termite report containing all the information you will need to make the right home buying decision. Bills Pest Termite Control is your Glendale Arizona hometown exterminator…We know Arizona termites!