Pest inspections: an important part of the home buying process (unless you're an entomologist and want to live with bugs). This is the first article in a series of 7 that will look at termite prevention, carpenter ant damage and more, while letting you answer the question, "Do I really need a pest inspection?" Mortgage consultant Jeremy Drobeck takes a tour of a home with pest control expert Steve Filkins to see what damage termites and carpenter ants can cause. We'll also look at how much a pest inspection will likely cost, how much that could actually save you in the long run, and how to help prevent wood-destroying insects from taking over your home.
First time home buyers will benefit from this series of videos by understanding the signs of damage they should look for when buying that first house. From damaged window sills to mud tubes, you can find a lot of tell-tale signs of insect activity. A professional like Steve will find even more evidence, plus he will look for areas around the home that would likely lead to insect infestation.
The first video in this series, Carpenter Ant and Termite Pest Inspections part 1 looks specifically how Steve begins his pest inspections, and what damage he finds at this particular house.
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(termite damage photo: Flickr user Chris Baranski)