Termite and Ant Inspections
Termites and ants are insects that eat wood. They live in the ground in a colony and venture out to find a food source. They do not live in the wood they eat and must return to the colony or they will die. Termites and ants need a lot of moisture to survive. They become a problem when they try to consume the wood in a house or garage as food. As they live in the ground, most termite and ant damage is confined to the basement and first floor of a house. It is very rare that termite and ant damage is found on the second floor.
Avoid an Infestation
There are several steps a homeowner can take to minimize the chances of termite infestation
Termites and ants need moisture to survive. This is why they need to have access to the ground unless there is a perpetual source of moisture within the home. Be sure grading slopes away from the foundation. In addition:
At Home Sweet Home Inspections, we are licensed by the DEC for termite inspections and include a termite inspection on an FHA/HUD NPMA33 form with every inspection.