Congratulations, you’ve decided to buy a new home! This is an exciting process that you’re entering into, and it's important to ensure that you’ve considered all the necessary issues that could come up in the process. In addition to things like the age of the roof and the quality of the plumbing and electric, you should add pest control to the top of your list.
A home that has gone without pest control has the potential for lots of unexpected issues, the most critical of which is termite infestation.
Termites can wreak havoc on an untreated home and on the trees and other structures around it. Cleaning up after years of untreated termite issues can leave you with a big mess, from replacing doors and windows to repairing destroyed rafters. When choosing which house to buy, make sure you do plenty of research to ensure that your investment is sound.
You take the time to have a home inspection when you begin the home buying process, make sure you go the same distance to ensure that your new home’s termite control is up to date. A thorough termite inspection includes checking for various types of termites and termite damage both inside and outside of your house. Whether or not termite infestation will impact your decision to purchase this house you love, it’s always best to go into the arrangement fully informed.
The house you purchase may already have a termite bond. A termite bond is essentially a relationship with a termite control company which ensures a couple of different things: ongoing termite inspections for the time of the agreement, and treatments should any termites be discovered during the period of time covered by the bond. Bear in mind that not all homes will have an ongoing termite bond, and that's okay. You can begin a relationship with a local pest control company as soon as you’ve purchased the house to ensure that it stays clear of any kind unwanted pests.
In most cases, a termite infestation is absolutely fixable. You may have to invest some money to replace infested windows, doors, or even structural parts of your new home, but it can be done. At the end of the day, it comes down to how much you love this house, and whether you have the extra funds required to make the necessary repairs. All of that said, a termite infestation is nothing to laugh at, and considering the speed at which they eat and reproduce, we recommend that our clients deal with their infestation as soon as possible.
If termites are a problem in your new home, give us a call today and one of our Certified Termidor technicians will come out to your home to give you a free, no-obligation estimate.