Inspection reports for wood-destroying insects are required for VA mortgages and refinancing. They may also be required for some conventional purchases, HUD mortgages, or general building inspections. It is not uncommon for buyers to request a wood-destroying insect inspection prior to purchasing a property. Creature Control’s certified pest control technicians can evaluate whether these insects are present (or have been present) in your home or business.
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In Colorado, termites are a prevalent wood-destroying insect. Moist or decaying wood is their primary food of choice; they can do extensive damage to a home or business once they infiltrate. Carpenter ants are also widespread throughout Colorado, digging tunnels out of moist wood. Powder post beetles and carpenter bees are also wood-destroying insects in the Colorado region.
A typical wood-destroying insect inspection takes a minimum of one hour to complete. Our technicians will do a thorough evaluation of the structure and record any live or deceased wood-destroying insect activity, including the observance of dead insects, boring activity, exit holes, and frass (a powdery excretion of insects’ waste). If there is no evidence of insect activity, this will be noted as well. Our technicians need access to all building areas for the most comprehensive findings, including basements, crawlspaces, attics, garages, porches, and the entire exterior. If we do not have access to one or more areas, this will be noted in the report.
Recommendations will be given based on the damage – if any found. All customers will receive a copy of the Wood-Destroying Insect Report, a standardized form called “Form NPMA-33” by the National Pest Management Association. Call Creature Control today to schedule your inspection.