Wood destroying insects can cause thousands of dollars in damage if not dealt with. Early detection is the key! Professional Home Inspection Service experts of Binghamton, Ithaca, Cooperstown, and Cortland, NY have the knowledge and training to locate signs of wood destroying insect infestations in your home.
Wood destroying insects we search for:
- Powderpost beetles
- Carpenter ants
- Carpenter bees
All these insects are active in our area and can easily infest whole neighborhoods. Rely on us to find these harmful insects and help you protect your home.
We recommend including a comprehensive wood destroying insect inspection in your general home inspection before buying, selling, or refinancing your home. For residential homes, any loan that is funded by the FHA (US Federal Housing Administration) requires a wood destroying insect inspection in order to close.
Wood destroying insect infestation is not always easy to spot. We will perform a full inspection of the interior and exterior of your home in Binghamton, Ithaca, Cooperstown, or Cortland, NY, looking for signs of weakened wood structures and termite mud tunnels. Any location where wood comes into contact with the ground is a potential access point for termites and ants to start burrowing and invading your home.
Termites, powderpost beetles, carpenter ants, and carpenter bees either consume wood or burrow through it to lay their eggs, this weakens the strength of common home wood structures including rim and floor joists, foundation, cabinets, porches, siding etc.
Professional Home Inspector Services is DEC certified to find these insects and any damage they may have done. We also carry a T-license category 7C technician card as part of our certification. For all FHA inspections, we complete the mandatory NPMA-33 Wood Destroying Insect Inspection form.
As part of our inspection process, we share all information with the customer and advise them on the best pest control treatment options if further action is required.