“Termite reports,” properly called structural pest control reports/inspections, usually conjure up pictures and questions about reticulitermes flavipes, those wood-eating beasties. The average person usually does not realize there are other problems, some quite serious, that these inspections cover. Besides the destruction of wood by insects, pest control reports also deal with water damage. Wood rot caused by water is much more common than insect damage.
One of the important functions of a professional real estate agent is to read, understand and interpret these reports for buyers and sellers.Read More