Termite Inspection Services
Southwest Ohio Home Inspections provides State Licensed Dayton Ohio Termite Inspection services!
What is a Termite Inspection?
A visual inspection of the interior and exterior of the home and garage for visual evidence of wood destroying organisms, including termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and powderpost beetles
Qualified, Licensed Inspectors
The state of Ohio requires that termite inspectors are licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Our license # is 134620
Should you have a Termite Inspection?
If you are using FHA or VA financing, you are required to have a termite inspection performed. An NPMA-33 form will be required before you can close on your home, and we will provide you with that.
Unbiased Inspections by a Company you can Trust
We will not attempt to sell you any treatment services. An inspector from a pest control company could see your termite inspection as a sales opportunity. We ONLY perform inspections.
Wood Destroying Insect Information
Subterranean termites are the most destructive insect pests of wood in the United States. They cause more than $2 billion in damage each year, more property damage than that caused by fire and windstorm combined.
In nature, subterranean termites also are beneficial. They break down many dead trees and other wood materials that would otherwise accumulate. The biomass of this breakdown process is recycled to the soil as humus.
Carpenter bees resemble bumblebees in both size and appearance, but are not social insects. They construct their nests in trees or in frame buildings. Most of the top of the abdomen of carpenter bees is without hairs and is shiny black in color. By contrast, the abdomen of bumblebees is fully clothed with hairs, many of them yellow in color. If you see a number of large bees hovering near the eaves of the house or drilling in wood, you have carpenter bees.