How to read a Termite Report
Want to know how to read a termite report? Termite inspection reports are comprised of three sections: one that addresses existing damage, one that identifies areas that seem susceptible to future infestations, and the third section is the detailed diagram listing problem areas.
The first section typically covers any current or past signs of infestation, including dry rot and structural damage.
The second section focuses on immediate risks and suggests measures that can be taken to correct them. Potential risks include stacks of firewood, fallen trees and areas with high moisture content.
Standard termite inspection forms include the following information:
A scale drawing of the home with any activity or damage clearly marked on the drawing.
- Notes about the home’s construction (e.g., basement, crawlspace, slab and foundation).
- Explanations of any features that could complicate termite treatment (e.g. water features, wells and plenum air conditioning/heat systems).
Information about any structural conditions that should be corrected (e.g. moisture problems or wood-to-ground contact).