Termites and other
wood destroying insects can seriously damage a home.
Termites are a subterranean insect that exists in
very structured societies. Their goal in life is to
locate wood by smell. They then tunnel to it and eat
it. They build tubes to gain access to the wood so
they are not exposed to light. Termites look like
ants but their bodies are not segmented. Some are air
born for a very short period of time in the Spring.
Most banks and lending institutions require some form
of termite or wood infestation inspection prior to
providing funding in the real estate transaction. If
the termites are doing their job perfectly, you will
never see them. But they do penetrate the wood
surface occasionally, and also build the tell tales
tubes. In Southeastern Pennsylvania termites are a
real concern. Also present in this area are powder
post beetles, carpenter ants, and carpenter bees. Termites can also feed on paper material
such as the paper in drywall, or old newspapers left
outside the home. During the inspection we will
provide you with tips for your own examination of the
property, and suggestions for ways to reduce your
chances of having termites visit in the future.
Blue Bell Consulting, Inc. does not
perform termite or wood infestation inspections, but we can co-ordinate
it so another company performs the inspection. In most cases, the
inspection is performed during the home inspection.