Termites are everywhere in the Knoxville/East Tennessee area. This is why it is very important to get a WDO (Wood Destroying Organism) termite inspection report done on your home you want to buy before you buy your new home. It does not matter how your home was built or where it is located in Knoxville/East Tennessee or even how old or how new it may be. Any home in Knoxville and East Tennessee can be attacked by subterranean termites at any time. Subterranean termites are a big threat across 70% of the world. These little termite pests can cause $5 billion worth of damage each year in the United States alone. The damage that termites cause is usually not covered by most home owner’s policies. Also, termite damage can go undetected for many years. This is why you should have a termite inspection done on your home before you buy it.
When choosing a termite inspection company in Knoxville and East Tennessee you want to make sure they carry the highest license in the state of Tennessee. Also, ask them what form they will use when they do a termite inspection. This is a very important question to ask. You need to make sure they will be using the Tennessee Official Wood Destroying Organism Report. They will also call this a WDO termite inspection report. This form is the only form your underwriters will accept for your new home loan.
Tennessee Pest Solutions has done many of these termite inspections through out the years. We understand how important it is to find termites before you buy your home. If we find termites during our termite inspection you can ask the seller to have it treated and fixed before you buy or you may even decide to just walk away.
I hope this information on a termite inspection helps! Please let us know if you ever have any questions about termites or termite inspections. Tennessee Pest Solutions is here to help!