Does your Buyer or Lender require a VA Pest Inspection, Termite Inspection, or WDO Inspection NPMA-33 form?
Call for a no-cost phone consultation or to schedule your Livonia VA Pest Inspection today. At the completion of the VA pest inspection, your pest inspector will scan your report signed by you and emailed directly to your phone for easy forwarding to your Lender. VA Pest Inspection takes about 45 mins. Payment at time of service by cash, check, and or electronic payment.
Providing VA Pest Inspections since 2007 to Westland MI, Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Novi, Northville, Livonia, Wayne, and Ypsilanti MI
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Subterranean termites in Livonia Michigan are the most damaging insects of wood. Their presence is hard to notice, and damage usually is found before the termites are seen. Prevent infestations because if they occur, they will almost always need a professional VA pest inspections.
Generally, the first sign of pest infestation is the presence of swarming termites on the window or near indoor light. If they are found inside the house, it almost always means that they have a pest infested. Other signs that may be found are termite wings on window sills or in cobwebs, and shelter tubes, which are tunnels constructed by the termites from soil or wood and debris. Usually, wood damage is not found at first, but when it is found, it definitely reveals a termite pest infestation. Anywhere wood touches soil is a possible entry into a home for termites. Examine wood which sounds dull or hollow when struck by a screwdriver or hammer. Inspect suspected areas with a sharp, pointed tool, such as an ice pick, to find termite galleries or their damage. If you suspect pest infestation call for a Livonia VA Pest Inspection.
Your VA Pest inspection is nonintrusive, I will check the exposed foundation of the house, garage and other buildings for shelter tubes coming from the soil. Checks around porches, connecting patios, sidewalks, areas near kitchens and bathrooms, and hard-to-see places. Checks window and door frames, and where utility services enter the house for termite infestation or wood decay. Also, looks behind shrubbery and plants near walls. Checks areas where earth and wood meet, such as fences, stair carriages and trellises. Pest inspections include checking exterior electrical meter or fuse box set into the wall, a common point of pest infestation and more.
VA Pest inspection includes checking all doors, window facings, baseboards, and hardwood flooring. Discoloration or stains on walls or ceilings may mean that water is leaking and can decay wood, and this can aid termite infestation. Inspects where plumbing and utility pipes enter the foundation and flooring. Also, examines the attic for shelter tubes, water leakage, and wood damage.
The most important thing to do is to deny termites access to food (wood), moisture and shelter. Your Livonia VA Pest Inspector recommends the following prevention steps:
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