Pest inspections are performed to determine damage or possibility of damage from insects, bugs, termites or dry rot conditions.
Common Pest Inspection questions and answers:
1. What does a pest inspection with AHI entail?
The pest inspector will look around the exterior of the home, including the foundation, around the windows and roofline, including rafters.
A WDI (Wood Destroying Insect) report is created to identify areas of concern and layout recommendations to alleviate the issue. The WDI report is done separately from the whole home inspection.
2. Who performs the pest inspection?
AHI, in collaboration with a licensed pest inspector, will perform the inspection and complete the WDI.
Please note: we only inspect and make recommendations. We do not treat.
3. What is the benefit of a pest inspection?
- Peace of mind as a homeowner: identifying the presence of pests allows the homeowner to treat them and rest assured the home is a pest-free environment.
- Cut-down on costs: a pest inspection is less costly than the thousands it could possibly cost to fix pest damage or rid the home of an infestation.
- Identify the source: AHI will be able to find the source of pest entry and make recommendations for treatment based on those findings.
- Keep you healthy: pests can be a risk, especially if they cause disease, bite or trigger allergies.
4. Does my lender require a pest inspection before purchasing the home?
The answer to this is dependent on the type of loan you acquire. For example, a conventional loan may not have as many requirements for a pest inspection compared to a VA or FHA loan.
Check with your lender for loan requirements.
5. How often are pests found?
The answer varies on the location of the home. For example, homes surrounded by heavily forested areas are more likely to have pest damage.
As well, foundations – even concrete – that have the drying or settling cracks are susceptible to pest intrusion.