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At American Pest our team understands the anticipation of buying or selling a home or business. The process is not only exciting, but it can be nerve-wracking at times. Clients who partner with us to perform WDI termite inspections for real estate transactions find our process comprehensive, efficient and with quality results. When wood destroying insects stand in your way of finalizing your sale or purchase, you can trust American Pest to provide you with the information you need to make swift decisions on treatment.
Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing your home or business in Maryland, Washington D.C. or Virginia, most lenders require a termite inspection (referred to as an NPMA-33 inspection report) prior to approving the mortgage or closing the sale.
The cost of the real estate inspection is usually an expense that falls on the home buyer, but it can save time, frustration and provide peace of mind when it comes to protecting your most valuable asset. If visible signs of wood destroying insects or damage is found during the inspection—whether or not the presence of live insects are located—the buyer can make an informed decision regarding next steps. If live termites or other wood destroying insects are found, the certified termite inspector will provide a consultation on treatment options.
In the mid-Atlantic region, wood destroying insects typically found during a WDI inspection are termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees and powderpost beetles. Damage caused by each of these pests varies widely, but in most cases is localized and easily treatable. In rare cases, structural integrity may be compromised. An American Pest termite inspector will consult with you to determine the best course of action and make recommendations if repairs are needed.