Termite inspections are performed by a pest control professional. They will look for signs of termites and wood damaging insects as well as potential risk areas such as wood that is in contact with soil at the foundation of the home. Subterranean termites are a common problem in Houston and Formosan termites, a species of subterraneans, are particularly vicious, causing extensive damage to homes and other structures. 

Signs of termite damage that the inspector looks for include:

  • Swarming (usually occurs in the spring)

  • Mud tubes running along walls or ceilings

  • Soft or crumbly wood

  • Wood that has a hollow sound when tapped

  • Wallpaper that “bubbles”

Areas of particular risk include open access points in lower levels or basement of your home, and anywhere with significant moisture. During your inspection, we’ll look for signs of infestation such as mud tubes—the tell-tale signs of termites that often leave blisters and raised patterns on hardwood floors, and hollowed-out wood features in the home. Bullseye Home Inspection will complete a thorough visual inspection of your: 

  • Foundation walls 

  • Support piers and beams 

  • Sill plates 

  • Floor joists & boards 

After your termite inspection, we’ll provide you with a copy of the report for your records. In our report, we’ll outline any discovered damage or infestations, the extent, and potential risk factors for future infestations. Once you receive the results, you can make an informed decision about how to proceed. It’s worth noting that not all termite damage and past minor infestations will impact the cost of a home. If the damage is superficial or the infestation is caught before the termites really burrow in, then you will have documentation of that, too. That way, you can decide to make repairs to your home if selling, or negotiate repairs when buying. 

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