Protect your clients from termite surprises
Termites are one of the most costly pests around, so making sure a property is free from these hidden destroyers is crucial for property sellers and property buyers. Especially if you’re representing the buyer, you must make sure your client knows exactly what they’re getting, including live termites or termite damage.
FHA and VA financing requires inspection
Treatment is required for FHA and VA financing when the inspection finds evidence of active infestation. Even with other financing, any house that’s being bought, sold, or refinanced in Virginia must be inspected for Wood Destroying Insects (WDI) such as termites and beetles. A clear WDI inspection report, often called a ‘termite letter’ is required before funds will be transferred.
Ark Pest Control & Prevention performs thorough pre-purchase inspections. We examine the inside of the home, the crawl spaces and exterior, and sometimes the attic if it’s accessible. Our technicians inspect for termites and beetles as well as conditions that are favorable for wood destroying insects, such as moisture from plumbing and roof leaks.
The ‘termite letter,’ aka Wood Destroying Insect report
When our inspection is complete, we prepare the inspection report and note whether or not wood destroying insects were found as well as any damage that we observed. The written report is usually available within two to three business days.
If we find WDI, and the subsequent treatment is complete, the property is reinspected and a ‘termite letter’ is issued on the property and the agent may proceed with the closing sale or refinance. Our inspections are good for 30 days from the date of the final report. If a closing is not completed within 30 days, a new inspection will be required.
Ark Pest Control & Prevention warranties
After closing, the new homeowner has the option to inherit the Ark Pest Control & Prevention warranty on the WDI treatment. The warranty includes a once yearly inspection. If the WDIs return, an Ark technician will return at no charge to retreat the property.