Don’t Risk It: Invest in a Termite Inspection Before Buying a New Home

Buying a home is a major decision, and it is important to be well-informed before taking the plunge. At Americas Choice Inspections, we have performed thousands of inspections in AshevilleWinston-SalemMooresville, Charlotte, and the surrounding areas. In addition to traditional home inspections, we also perform specialty inspections, including pest and termite inspections. When it comes to termites, don’t take the risk: schedule a pest inspection with our team to make sure your home is sound.

Termite Inspection

What We Look For

At Americas Choice, our inspectors are highly trained, licensed, and experienced; they know exactly what to look for during a termite inspection. While there are different types of wood-boring insects, subterranean termites are the most common in North Carolina. We typically look for signs of swarming, mud tubes, and/or feeding. Swarms of winged-insects, mud tube formation on floor joists and walls, and soft hollow wood are all signs of a termite problem.

Impacts of an Infestation

Finding out that your home is infested with insects is bothersome; finding out that these insects are destroying your home is even more frightening. Termites and other wood-boring insects traditionally feed on wood and can damage floors, walls, and joists. Additionally, termites feed on insulation, paper, books, and even swimming pool liners and filtration systems. Termites can also invade and damage shrubs and trees. 


If our inspectors believe termites are present in the home, we recommend dealing with the issue promptly. Even if termites are not currently active on the property, the damage has already been done. Deal with structural damage properly to ensure the safety of your home, and have your home treated to ward off future infestations. If needed, we can refer you to a licensed pest control company that can treat and warranty your home. 

Inspecting with Excellence

At Americas Choice, we believe in inspecting every home as if it were our own. Our home inspectors are licensed by the state of North Carolina and continually receive ongoing education. To make a well-informed decision when buying a home in the Charlotte area, contact us at (704) 504-9798 or schedule an inspection online. Whether you need a whole home inspection or have concerns about termites, mold, or other hazards, we’ve got you covered.

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