August 19, 2015
I have recently been struggling with severe shoulder pain and loss of motion in my left arm. It has been an absolute nightmare – pain keeping me awake at night, inability to hold my grandchildren, needing help to do household chores, and worst of all needing assistance in getting dressed each day.
I went to several doctors and each had an opinion about what may be wrong and how it should be treated but to no avail. It wasn’t until a year and a half into it when a doctor finally ordered an MRI and the damaged nerve was found that a proper plan was able to be put into place to repair and restore my arm.
So, what does this have to do with real estate pest inspections you may ask? Well, nothing and everything! Just like it was impossible to know exactly what was going on inside my shoulder without an expert looking into where I couldn’t see, it is impossible to know exactly what is going on inside the ‘bowels’ of your home without an expert looking into where you cannot see.
Real Estate Pest Inspections
Common Real Estate Pests
There are many insects that can be on the attack right under your nose without the slightest notice. Termites
, carpenter ants
, carpenter bees, powder post beetles, and old house borers are the most common culprits here in Arlington Virginia
As a matter of fact, termites alone cause over $5 billion annually in damages to American homes and businesses. Cellulose, which is their main food source, is found in any wood products such as timber, sills, beams, drywall, and furniture– anything wood is on the menu!
Although they each have differences, the one thing they all have in common is that they are usually not even noticed until the damage to a home is so severe it requires tons of time, stress, and money to repair; and many insurance companies will not cover the cost of damage done by these wood-eating pests!
If you are considering the long-term financial commitment of purchasing a new home, the best thing you can do is order a home inspection for wood destroying insects (WDI) and wood destroying organisms (WDO).
While a home inspection
looks at the mechanical and structural aspects of a home, real estate pest inspections take a close look at pests that could lead to structural issues. Termites, especially, are deadly culprits that could undermine your investment quickly. However, with real estate pest inspections you can avoid serious issues that could harm your investment.
Real estate pest control
Real estate pest control services like those offered by our team at Mitchell Pest, give you peace of mind by preventing the damage that so often accompanies pests like termites, carpenter ants, beetles, and even fire ants.
Pest Control Companies Like Mitchel Pest Can Help
While most Virginia Beach
lenders do require these to be done and an NPMA33 to be filed within 30 days of closing, some do not. It is still within your rights and responsibilities to protect yourself and your financial future by requesting this to be done.
The experts here at Mitchell Pest Services are highly trained technicians that are qualified to inspect and report on pest control problems in Richmond
and surrounding areas.
The peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have nothing hiding inside the recesses of your home working diligently to undermine its integrity is priceless; and, if a problem is discovered, we will work with you to implement an affordable tailor-made pest control plan that best fits your needs. We can effectively eliminate your pest issues while ensuring safety to your home, family, and environment.
Protect your most important financial investment with a pest inspection today and you will never know the stress of buyer’s remorse tomorrow. Keep reading to learn about the side effects of summer in Virginia Beach.