Termite Inspection w/ NPMA 33 Form
Termites in Michigan? We have them everywhere. We've seen countless scenarios with termite infestations in Michigan. However, not all of them have been severe. Termites love water, food source and dark areas where they can hide out of site. That's why you need a Home Inspection company that knows where to find them if they exist in the home. We use everything from experience to technology like infrared imaging and moisture meters to stethoscopes. That's right, stethoscopes! If you've got an active hive of termites you can actually here them eating their lunch. If you're a United States Veteran and you've recently applied for a V.A. Loan then you're definitely going to need this inspection service along with the NPMA 33 form. You're loan officer will be asking you for it if they haven't already.
So call us today and we'll come out to the property and find those termites if they exist. If not, which we hope they don't we'll make sure we issue your clearance "Same Day". So if you're a home buyer or a loan officer in a time crunch definitely give us a call. We're here to help.
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One of the biggest challenges when it comes to termites is they do their dining — and often, damage — out of sight. In Michigan, the subterranean termite will eat through plastic, foam, plaster and even asphalt to get to wood. They destroy the wood from the inside out, which means by the time the damage is discovered, beams can be nearly hollow.
New homes infested with termites
“Like a hurricane of bugs in the wall just flying out. I'll tell ya, I've been around a long time and I’ve never seen anything like it,” said David Dvorozank who showed Action 9 pictures of the telltale mud tunnels left behind by subterranean termites.
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Termites can crawl up into a house from the soil through tubes they make out of dirt and saliva, or winged adults can fly in, or both, depending on the species and type of termite involved. Once they’re established inside a house, they crawl through tight spaces — like the cockroaches they’re closely related to — gnawing and scraping the wood, causing damage to anything from structural wood and paneling to furniture.
How to Protect Your Home from Termites
Many homeowners don’t realize they have termites until their home’s structure has been severely damaged. Prevention is always more cost-effective than treatment, so make sure to take the necessary steps to avoid such issues. Many termites enter homes at the ground level or below, so door frames, decks, deck posts and planters placed against the house can all facilitate termite movement. Termites can also travel through cracks in the foundation, concrete and brick, so repairing these will help decrease the likelihood that they can move into the home.