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Can Termite Infestations Affect a Home’s Resale Value?

It’s bad enough if you discover a termite infestation in your home and have to call in a pest control company to eradicate those nasty houseguests. However, termite infestations can also have a long-term effect on your home’s resale value, especially if you’ve had more than one infestation.  Let’s cover a few points for the […]

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After A Termite Infestation – Fix It Or Replace It?

Sure, termites play a critical role in our ecosystem by helping to break down dead, organic material, but that doesn’t make us feel any better when that dead organic material happens to be our home. Unfortunately, termites can’t tell the difference between a dead tree stump and our wooden deck or patio, and since colonies […]

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Real Estate Agent Quick Tip: Make Sure New Homes Get Termite Pre-Treatment

The numbers on new home construction are finally starting to jump, which means real estate agents are jumping as well (for joy!). If you’ve taken on a client or two who are looking for a brand new home or looking to build a home, it’s important to suggest that they consider properties that are pre-treated […]

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Real Estate Agent Quick Tip: Always Ask For A Home’s Termite Infestation History

Home sellers are required to disclose a variety of information about their home to buyers. The specific disclosure requirements vary by state, so buyers and their real estate agents should make sure they know what is and is not required. Some states require the seller to disclose the home’s past history of termite inspections. In […]

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When Do Termites Strikes?

Q: I’ve heard that termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year in the United States. I definitely don’t want that happening to my house! Is there a certain time of year when they strike so I can be on the lookout for signs? A: You’re right, termites cause a significant amount of damage […]

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Q& A: Termite Inspection Before or After Escrow?

Q: When purchasing a home, is it better to have the termite inspection performed before or after entering escrow? A: This is a question we get a lot in the wood repair business. Homeowners are understandably nervous about agreeing to purchase a home only to get back a termite inspection report that shows massive termite […]

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Is Termite Damage Covered by your Home Owners Policy?

For most people, their home is the largest investment they will ever make. That’s why it’s so important to have homeowner’s insurance to cover the cost of repairs if the house is ever damaged by fire, earthquakes or from any other unseen event. In fact, homeowner’s insurance is so important that all banks require it […]

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The Termite Grinch

Termites have a certain Grinchiness to them. They certainly don’t mind sneaking into your house or ruining your Christmas with all the damage they create. The holidays aren’t an ideal time to get termites, but when is? If you find the little suckers (or maybe I should say “little biters”), sampling the wooden structures in […]

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Get The Most Out Of Your Termite Inspection

If you read my previous blog post on how to look for termites, you may have made an unfortunate discovery. If it looks like those nasty little wood munchers may have gotten ahold of your home, it’s time to call in the professionals. Termite inspectors are trained to find termites and to kill them. If […]

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