Of all the countless types of common household pests, there’s one that homeowners dread most—wood-destroying insects. A threat to homes nationwide, wood destroying pest cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage each and every year. This is especially true in South West Georgia due to high humidity, which creates a climate and environment favorable to termites, carpenter ants and wood boring beetles. As a homeowner, the last thing you need to be surprised with is a wood destroying pest infestation. These pests have an uncanny ability to launch silent attacks on the wood found on the exterior, crawlspaces, seal plates, floor joist, rafters, windowsills, doorsills, support beams, flooring and other wooden structure components used to ensure the stability of your greatest investment.
Subterranean termites are the most destructive termite species, using their scissor-like jaws to chew through wood 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can strike at any time. Signs of termites can be difficult to spot and often, by the time these signs have been spotted, extensive termite damage may already be done. The powder post or wood boring beetle, attacks lumber materials used throughout many homes. Carpenter ants create tunnels through wet or rotted wood to build their nests. The tunnels are usually found in window frames and doorframes, and crawlspaces under roofs, chimneys, sinks and bathtubs.
Sentry Home Inspection Services utilizes the latest technology in evaluating a home for signs of related activity/infestation or determine and highlight conditions that may be conducive to attracting such destructive pest.
Once completed, you are given a full report that includes standard digital images. We also include a summary page reviewing our assessment of the property and you can speak with the inspector to review any questions you may have. Let us take the guess work and stress out of having a comprehensive inspection done and let us give you the information about what you cannot see – to help you make an informed investment decision.