Termite Problem Can Derail a Property Purchase

termite controlA termite infestation is among the most feared pest-related issues that can worry a homeowner. They are notorious for causing extensive structural damage—damage that can be expensive and time-consuming to repair.

And while a termite problem can be a huge issue for someone currently living in a home, it can also be a major concern for someone who is considering buying a property (or, from the opposite perspective, a seller hoping to attract a buyer interested in the property).

Many lenders require a termite inspection prior to approving a mortgage or other real estate loan, and a negative report is often a deal-killer. But even if your lender isn’t pushing the issue, you should enlist an inspection on your own before committing to buy a property.

The risk of termite damage and the related expense is such a major concern that the Your Investment Property site lists it as one of the top five worst property problems, and advises investors to walk away from any property with a termite issue.

The good news is, if you have a property with a termite issue (or are just worried about that possibility), you have your choice of many do-it-yourself termite products that can solve this problem for you.

Review the termite control products available at ePestSolutions.

Monica Bird (949 Posts)

Monica’s compassion for her customer's struggles with pest control issues and passion for pest control stems from over 10 years in the industry. With a master’s degree in entomology, she uses her knowledge and experience in chemistry, insects and pests to educate her customers.

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