ant and TERMITE Inspections

Wood Destroying Insects Destroy Homes

Termites and ants are both insects that eat wood – also known as Wood Destroying Insects (WDI). WDI inspections, with a particular emphasis on termites and carpenter ants, are a fundamental aspect of property assessment and homeownership. Termites and ants are insects with a voracious appetite for wood, but they do not reside within the same structures they consume. Instead, they establish colonies in the ground and venture out in search of a food source. However, these wood-destroying insects require ample moisture to survive, which makes them a potential threat when they target the wood within a house or garage as their sustenance.

At Home Sweet Home Inspections, Inc., we understand the critical nature of these infestations. Our dedicated team is well-equipped to detect and address any signs of termite or carpenter ant activity promptly. It’s worth noting that, due to their ground-dwelling nature, most termite and ant damage is typically confined to the basement and first floor of a house. The second floor is rarely affected.

WDI Inspections

Don’t leave the structural integrity and value of your home to chance. Schedule a WDI inspection with Home Sweet Home Inspections, Inc. today to protect your investment and ensure peace of mind for years to come. Your property’s well-being is our top priority, and we’re here to help you make informed decisions when it comes to your home. Contact us now to schedule your inspection and safeguard your home against these wood-destroying insects. Your property and your wallet will thank you.

How to Avoid a Termite 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.