According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the most common types in the U.S. are the native Subterranean and Formosan termites. They cost approximately $1 billion in prevention and structural damage annually. They damage wood and any material containing cellulose. Termites are no laughing matter. Once established on site, it’s a slow degrade to destruction.
When purchasing or refinancing a property, most lending institutions will require a termite inspection to know if it has been damaged by termites or other wood destroying insects. To ensure you receive an accurate inspection, it’s important to use trusted inspection companies. At Texas Country Inspection, we’re the area’s leading trusted source for termite inspections.
Termite infestations and damage can be devastating to any property. Termites are often called “silent destroyers” because they may be secretly hiding and thriving on properties or yard without any immediate signs of damage. Because all termites consume cellulose-based plant materials, all homes regardless of their construction type can provide cellulose food for termite infestation.
Even if you find your dream home, the presence of termites may be a deal breaker. You may be willing to take on minor repairs and upgrades, but there can be some conditions that aren’t worth your time or money. One of those is for sure a termite infestation and the damage they can cause.