Things You Should Know About Pest Inspections

Pest infestations are usually unnoticeable but can literally eat away your most significant investment. Whether you are purchasing a new home or are an existing owner, hiring a professional pest inspection service is essential in both cases to check pest related problems.  Pest inspection service looks for pests such as termites, beetles, ants, and more. Here are some frequently asked pest inspection questions to help you learn more: 

What Is a Pest Inspection?

Pest inspection (officially known as a structural pest inspection?) is a significant pre-purchase tool, especially when you are buying a property. This pest inspection mostly targets many wood destroying pests that are harmful to the structure both inside and outside your house. These pests include:

  • Carpenter Ants
  • Moisture Ants
  • Subterranean Termites
  • Damp wood Termites
  • Beetles
  • Velvety Tree Ants
  • Wood Decay Fungi (Wood Rot)

When Is a Pest Inspection Needed?

The purpose of a pest inspection is to detect pests in a home or building. They are usually recommended for potential real estate buyers to make sure they are investing in a home that is free from any existing pest problems. 

Read More: Things You Should Know About Pest Inspections

Views: 10

Tags: Pestcontrol, Pestinspection, Pestinspectionnearme, homepestinspection


You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros Forum to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros Forum

Comment by Franco Oyuela on June 11, 2019 at 1:33pm

Recognize termite activity

There are a couple of visible signs of termite activity. First of all, you might notice brownish tubes these pests build for protection, or sagging floors and doors, or destroyed paint and plaster.

What tools should a pest inspector have?
When inspecting a site, a pest inspector should bring a long probe, moisture meter, thermal image camera, ladder, torch, and a magnifying glass. Of course, some of them have a wide range of sophisticated equipment. It all depends on the company you hire.

In general, all timber under the floor and roof. You shouldn’t neglect the structure outside of your house, such as garden, fences, and others timber structure on your property.

When coming to inspect a site, nest inspector should look for early signs of termite infestation, for instance, termite nests, wood borers, rotten wood, and any current or previous termite activity.

There are a couple of things you can expect with a termite infestation. It can include structural damage, like floors, floor joists, wall frames, and roof structure.

Additionally, termites don’t only focus on timber; they can also chew everything else such as furniture, fabric, and clothing.

What are your options with termite infestation?
In this case, chemical treatment is the only solution. Nowadays, many companies use synthetic pyrethroids. This is a natural product, which other has a low odor, it’s non-toxic, and it’s safe for people, children, and pets.

With this product, you don’t have to empty your empty your cupboards because it will dry within an hour and doesn’t leave stains. On the other hand, if the floor is concrete, then you need to drill holes 30cm apart, around the slab. This will help you inject the poison and eliminate the nest.

When it comes to expenses, it all depends on the property size. But, some average price would be between $300-$500. However, before you hire a company, make sure to get a quote, and later compare the prices and services.

Forum Discussions


Started by CMC Energy Services in General Forum 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

The problems with gas stoves

Started by Jacob Corvidae in Best Practices. Last reply by Diane Chojnowski on Saturday. 1 Reply

Heat and A/C on a boat

Started by Ed Minch in HVAC. Last reply by John White Jun 4. 3 Replies

Worst boiler ever?

Started by Mark Furst in General Forum. Last reply by Minnie Coleman Jun 3. 6 Replies

Where to spend my marketing dollars?

Started by Trip Smith in Marketing. Last reply by Alan Bine Jun 1. 11 Replies

How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help

Started by Daniel Baur-McGuire in General Forum. Last reply by Ed Fritz May 23. 9 Replies

Latest Activity

Profile IconLee Blumenfeld, Joe Sanfilippo and 2 other members joined allen p tanner's group

Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment…See More
1 hour ago
CMC Energy Services shared their discussion on Facebook
3 hours ago
CMC Energy Services posted a discussion


Great opportunity to join a growing company!  Now hiring Technicians who will perform energy…See More
3 hours ago
CMC Energy Services joined Diane Chojnowski's group

Job Board

This group is for posting jobs related to all aspects of the home performance industry including…See More
5 hours ago
Joe Sanfilippo added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Krendl MS 1000 Spray Cellulose machine and 75KW John Deere Diesel Generator with 1998 F700

This setup is too big for our operation. Truck runs great with a cummins 5.9 and 6 speed manual…See More
7 hours ago
Ned Van Nostrand added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

2005 Ford Econoline 150

Sieda Community Action Weatherization has a 2005 Ford Van for sale.  59,900 miles.  Fairly decent…See More
8 hours ago
Lamont Thompson replied to Jimothy Whisnant's discussion 2-Minneapolis Blower Doors w/DG700’s and 2-Ductblasters w/DG700’s $5000 in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Does the $1000 cover the dg700 with the duct blaster??? Can you post pics of the equipment…"
12 hours ago
Profile IconPreston Shimer, CMC Energy Services, Lee Blumenfeld and 1 more joined Home Energy Pros Forum
19 hours ago

© 2019   Created by Building Performance Association   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service