The Importance of a Termite Inspection

The housing market is still hot. A majority of the houses on the market are listed and sold all in the same day. A crucial part of the home buying process is a termite inspection. While it’s not as glamorous and exciting as buying new furniture, it is very important.


The last thing you want is to discover structural damage caused by termites or other wood destroying insects. Termites cause billions of dollars of damage to structures each year. One single termite can’t do that much damage, but the problem is, is that there is never just one. Termite colonies range in size from a few thousand to several million, depending on their species. The amount of damage depends on how much wood they’ve eaten and how long the colonies have existed in the home and where.


During the home buying process, many mortgage companies require annual termite treatment and inspection. Most require the home buyer to keep a termite contract on the home. They typically also require sellers to provide a one-year termite policy and a letter issued by the contract pest control company. The letter will state that the property has been inspected and was found clear of termites. Arkansas is not an inspection-only state, so any statement made regarding termites must be guaranteed for one year.


Terminator Termite and Pest Control can help you with all your termite inspection and treatment needs from pre-construction treatments, post-construction treatments, renewable termite contracts, and real estate clearance letters. The pest control pros at Terminator have over 30 years of experience taking care of all your termite and pest needs. Contact Terminator today at 479.783.6200.