Wood Destroying Pests Inspection
5 Star Home Inspections Inc. Can Find Destructive Insects In Your Home
Our pest inspection is a non-invasive visual inspection. We search for Termites, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees and Powder Post Beetles. We do a thorough visual inspection in and around your home looking for signs of active infestations and any past treatments. We use the standard NPMA-33 form which all banks will accept, FHA and HUD approved.
Termites mostly feed on dead plant material, generally in the form of wood, leaf litter, soil, or animal dung. These pests that can cause serious structural damage to buildings, crops or plantation forests. Termites are major detritivores, particularly in the subtropical and tropical regions, and their recycling of wood and other plant matter is of considerable ecological importance.
Carpenter ant species reside both outdoors and indoors in moist, decaying or hollow wood. They cut "galleries" into the wood grain to provide passageways for movement from section to section of the nest. Certain parts of a house, such as around and under windows, roof eaves, decks and porches, are more likely to be infested by Carpenter Ants because these areas are most vulnerable to moisture
Carpenter bees make nests by tunneling into wood, vibrating their bodies as they rasp their mandibles against the wood, each nest having a single entrance which may have many adjacent tunnels. The entrance is often a perfectly circular hole measuring about 16 millimeters (0.63 in) on the underside of a beam, bench, or tree limb. Carpenter bees do not eat wood. They discard the bits of wood, or re-use particles to build partitions between cells.
Powder Post Beetles
Powder Post Beetles are considered pests and attack deciduous trees, over time reducing the wood to a powdery dust.