A wood destroying insect report, also known as a termite inspection report, is a document that outlines the findings of a professional inspection of a property for evidence of wood-destroying insects such as termites, carpenter ants, and wood-boring beetles.
The report provides detailed information on the current condition of the property, including any visible damage or signs of infestation, as well as recommendations for treatment or prevention measures if necessary. The inspection is usually required during the process of buying or selling a property and is often mandated by mortgage lenders and insurers.
The inspection typically involves a thorough examination of the interior and exterior of the property, including crawl spaces, basements, and attics. The inspector will look for visible signs of wood-destroying insects, such as termite tubes, damaged wood, or insect frass (waste). They may also use specialized equipment such as moisture meters and infrared cameras to detect hidden signs of infestation.
A wood destroying insect report is an important document that helps buyers and sellers make informed decisions about a property's condition and potential risks. It is essential to have a professional inspection conducted by a licensed pest control company to ensure that the report is accurate and comprehensive.