Are you buying a new house and want to make sure it isn’t infested with termites or another wood-destroying insect? Have you noticed unusual holes in wood structures in your current home and are wondering whether they were caused by a wood-boring insect? Either way, you’ll need a home pest inspection from a reputable pest control service.

The specially trained inspectors at Seitz Brothers Termite & Pest Control are highly qualified to check for wood-boring bugs and suggest a treatment plan if they’re discovered. Here’s what you should know about wood-destroying home pest inspections.

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What Is a Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection?

This visual inspection to look for wood-eating insects is performed on readily accessible areas including basements, crawl spaces, and attic areas, which are prone to wood-destroying insects. Our WDI certificate is accepted by all leading institutions, and each Seitz Brothers inspector has passed a comprehensive wood-destroying insect training course.

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How Much Damage Can Wood-Boring Pests Cause?

Termites alone cause more than $5 billion in property damage each year, and other wood-boring pests could add hundreds of millions or billions of dollars in additional damage. Worse yet, most homeowners insurance policies don’t cover termite (or other wood-eating pest) damage.

Why Inspect?

Every year, thousands of homes are attacked by termites or other wood-destroying insects. Homebuyers need to know if these pests are present before investing money, and homeowners need to discover and fix wood-boring pest damage as soon as possible.

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Is a Home Pest Inspection for Termites Only?

No! The subterranean termite is the #1 wood-destroying pest in the US, so its name is often attached to the so-called “Termite Report.”

However, there are other wood-destroying insects that will also be included in the report, such as:

  • Deathwatch beetles
  • Powderpost beetles
  • False powderpost beetles
  • Old house borers
  • Carpenter ants
  • Carpenter bees

If evidence of infestation is found, a Seitz Brothers inspector will recommend an appropriate treatment.

What Happens if Wood-Destroying Insect Damage Is Observed?

Damage is an alarming term. It may be superficial or quite extensive. Damage is evidence of infestation, but evidence may not include damage. When damage is found, Seitz Brothers always recommends a qualified building contractor.

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Why Should I Choose Seitz Brothers for a Pest Control Service?

We, as members of the Pennsylvania Pest Control Association, provide inspection and property services concerning wood-destroying insects on behalf of sellers of real estate in Pennsylvania to buyers, mortgage lenders, and government insurers.

Seitz Brothers inspectors have all participated in the wood-destroying inspection accreditation program. We have a commitment to professionalism and proficiency in the reporting of wood-destroying insect inspections of homes and other structures.

Our home pest inspector training covers many areas, including:

  • Complete understanding of subterranean termites
  • Complete understanding of wood-destroying insects (carpenter ants, carpenter bees, old house borers, powderpost beetles, and others)
  • Step-by-step inspection instruction
  • Tools needed to perform an inspection

This means, when working with a Seitz Brothers inspector, you’ve chosen someone with experience who has taken the time and made the commitment to become highly knowledgeable in the process of wood-destroying insect inspection and reporting.

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    Make an Appointment for a Home Pest Inspection

    As part of our pest control service, we have convenient locations covering places like Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton at our Trexlertown location in the Lehigh Valley; Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Stroudsburg at our Tannersville office in the Poconos; and Hazleton, Reading, and Lancaster at our Tamaqua Headquarters in Eastern and Central PA. We also service other parts of Pennsylvania, and New York.

    Call today to schedule an appointment and see why Seitz Brothers Termite & Pest Control is the best pest control service in PA.