STRUCTURAL PEST

STRUCTURAL PEST

No one wants to deal with pests in their home. While many are more of a nuisance than destructive, wood-destroying organisms eat away at the structure of a home, costing homeowners hundreds to thousands of dollars in repairs and remediation. This is where our Structural Pest Inspection can help!

No one wants to deal with pests in their home. While many are more of a nuisance than destructive, wood-destroying organisms eat away at the structure of a home, costing homeowners hundreds to thousands of dollars in repairs and remediation. This is where our Structural Pest Inspection can help!

Structural Pest Inspection

Our inspectors will check for signs of active infestations and provide guidance on how to mitigate conducive conditions.

Structural Pest Inspection

Our inspectors will check for signs of active infestations and provide guidance on how to mitigate conducive conditions.

Structural Pest Damage

Wood can last for centuries if protected from moisture and insect attack. However, if not sufficiently protected, wood will decompose naturally due to moisture intrusion which causes fungi, rot, and decay. Additional moisture can also create conducive conditions for insects that eat the fungi or the wood itself.

Pests such as subterranean termites, powderpost beetles, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and drywood termites can cause significant structural damage to a home. For example, termites cause the most destruction with national costs for control and damage exceeding $1.5 billion a year. Beetles are next in line with the amount of damage caused nationally on a yearly basis. Depending on the geographical location, bees, wasps and ants follow third, as do wood-inhabiting fungi.

Our Structural Pest Inspection

Our Structural Pest Inspection will:

  • Determine the presence of any wood-destroying pests

  • Identify conducive conditions

  • Provide suggestions for appropriate preventative action

We have designed our Structural Pest Inspection to be as thorough as possible. Our inspectors will check for signs of active infestations and provide guidance on how to mitigate conducive conditions. Pending presence of a structural pest is found, our inspector will provide guidance regarding control and remediation.

Common Wood-Destroying Pests

Some examples of wood-destroying insects common to the Pacific Northwest include:

Subterranean TermitesThese pests live in rich moist soil and forage for sources of food above ground, including the structural wood of homes and other buildings. In some cases, subterranean termite colonies can become established above ground, such as in structures with chronic moisture problems. This includes leaves and moisture accumulation on flat roofs, leaking pipes, and poorly ventilated crawl spaces. 

Powderpost Beetle – This pest derives its name from the fact that its larvae feed on wood and can reduce it to fine powder. Powderpost beetle larvae spend months or years inside wood while developing, and are only noticed when they emerge as adults, leaving behind tiny openings the size of a pinholes called “shot-holes.”

Carpenter Ants – These pests prefer to build nests in dead, decaying, and damp wood, chewing out the wood and cutting passageways to and from different sections of the nest. They commonly infest wooden structures and buildings. However, unlike termites, carpenter ants do not consume the wood. Areas that are vulnerable to moisture, such as decks, porches, windows, and roof eaves, are more likely to be infested with carpenter ants.

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    Our team is dedicated to providing superior service and attention to detail that both first time home buyers as well as seasoned property investors can appreciate. Helping people for over 20 years in the home inspection industry, you can feel confident we have the experience to provide peace of mind!

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