San Diego Termite Escrow Inspections
Right Now, 1 In 16 Homes Have Termites!
Termite escrow reports are typically ordered by the bank funding the property’s loan or second mortgage. Termite inspection reports are sometimes known as wood destroying pests and organism inspection reports or termite clearance reports. Termite findings are used by your bank to help determine the value of the property based on the soundness of the structure.
License To Kill provides termite escrow inspections and second opinions in San Diego county. Your home is 10 times more likely to be damaged by termites than by fires or floods! Termites infest 1 in 16 homes across San Diego county, averaging $8,174 for treatments and wood damage repairs.
VA Refinancing Termite Inspection
Termites and other wood destroying pests can pose a serious problem for homeowners, buyers and sellers. Home buyers often worry about the condition of older homes, and in some cases rightfully so. To the untrained observer, termite infestations are very difficult to spot unless there is obvious wood member damage. Fortunately, VA loan rules are designed to protect the buyer and the property the VA borrower wants to purchase. The VA requires termite inspections on existing properties if they are located in areas where there is a moderate to very heavy probability of termite infestation like San Diego county.
What Do You Look For During Termite Inspections?
Drywood termites swarm into the home, creating new colonies. If your structure has an infestation of Drywood termites, your termite inspector will see evidence of wings, boring dust, fecal pellets or termite galleries during the inspection. We treat for Drywood termites in several ways; fumigation, localized spot treatments and wood replacement.
Subterranean termites move through mud tubes known as shelter tubes, which protect them from predators. Your License-To-Kill termite technician will thoroughly inspect your garage and foundation areas for these tubes and other evidence of Subterranean termite activity. Subterranean termites live in the ground, and come up to feed on the wood in your home. It is necessary to treat access points throughout the home where the subterranean termites can enter. Many times, front porches, garages, and other areas that have cement need to be drilled and injected with termiticides underneath the cement slabs to provide successful termite control.
Fungus & Dry Rot
There are two different kinds of fungus that all termite inspectors look for. When wood has become infected with fungus or dry rot, it must be removed immediately. Care must also be taken to ensure the source of moisture is sealed to prevent further leaks. If left alone, the excess moisture and weakened wood provide a perfect entry point for a colony of termites.
Wood Boring Beetles
License-To-Kill treats for wood boring beetles in a variety of ways depending on the severity of the infestation; whole structure fumigation, local spot treatments or wood replacement.
Any type of paper trash, leaves, wood branches, firewood, cardboard, etc. left under the home will encourage termites to feed there. Removal of these items will decrease the chances of infestation.
Soil to Wood Contact
When wood directly contacts soil, the wood decays rapidly. Timber to soil contact conceals termite infestations and causes dry rot and fungal infections. Typically, the wood will need to be replaced - or at the very least, the soil re-graded.
Faulty Grade Levels
When soil is even or above the concrete foundation of the structure, it may be concealing infestations, fungal infections or dry rot. A flash wall or re-grading the soil may prevent termite infestations.
If Termites Are Found
Upon completion of the termite escrow inspection, License-To-Kill will e-mail, fax or mail the report to the authorized party responsible for the wood destroying pests and organism inspection report. At your request, we can expedite this process to within 24 hours of the property’s inspection.
If you have another inspection report and wish for a second opinion, we welcome you to e-mail, fax or mail it to us. Our termite technicians will inspect your property, suggesting alternative methods of control where available. When secondary treatments are not available, your License-To-Kill termite technician will offer competitive pricing for primary termite treatments. After the property has been inspected and corrected, a clearance of the property can be issued, finalizing the sale.
Why People Choose License To Kill
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Termite Control Reviews
Amazing service, found some termite damage that should have been treated by another company during escrow. License to Kill came out and did a free inspection and let me know how to handle the situation. They did not take a penny and the other company came out and fixed the damage.
I'm a real estate agent who works with termite companies on a regular basis. Whenever I get to pick who to hire, my choice is always License to Kill!! Their quality of work, attention to detail, and customer service are better than everyone out there! License to Kill does their part in making my real estate transaction smooth! They go above and beyond the rest!
I had subterranean termites under the slab portion of the house. License To Kill was prompt in inspection and met my scheduling needs. Successful work and left the work areas clean. Came back a year later under warranty to supplement and took care of another location unrelated to the first treatment. Cost of work was reasonable.
I hired them to get rid of my pest issues and not only did they provide exceptional service, but they also repaired the damage the termites did to my patio. They were friendly and professional. The price is what I expected to pay for the level of service they provided.
License To Kill was very easy to work with and they returned phone calls and were very polite on the phone. We had a urgent request for License To Kill to do a termite clearance on a property that was scheduled to close and they made it happen. Thank you License To Kill for working with us in a time crunch and your staff was very professional.