Pest Control: How to Check for Termites

Pests can cause serious damage to a home. If you suspect that there are pests such as termites doing damage on a property, there are a few telltale signs. First, see if you notice a small pile of discarded wings. When a swarmer leaves its colony, they drop their wings after finding a spot to colonize and mate. Because termites chew and eat the wood’s interior, check for wood that’s fragile or sounds hollow. In particular, maze-like tunnels on the surface of wood elements at the foundation of the property likely point to a termite infestation. Contact us to learn more about keeping property free of termites or other pests.

What are the limitations
on an inspection?

A real estate inspection or home inspection is not an appraisal or a check for compliance with building codes; it’s also not an evaluation of environmental hazards. See the NYS Standards of Practice for more information on the limitations of a home inspection.