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Home Buyer Beware

What prospective buyers may not consider when touring a new home is the potential for serious issues such as termites and other wood-destroying insects that can silently consume their homes. These pests have been known to cause major property damage, so it’s important to know what you’re looking out for during your stroll through neighborhoods or farms!

Termites can be a silent killer of your home. Not only do they chew through wood and other materials undetected, but their damage will often go unnoticed by buyers for up to eight years before it’s too late! You should always request an inspection with the seller or pest control company if you want peace-of mind that there has been no infestation found in this property – even though most people don’t think about termite inspections until after buying their house (and then its usually too late). The United States houses around 30 million homes made out mostly post oak trees which make them vulnerable targets when combined together; however the key is getting an inspections and knowing what you are getting yourself into.

Although most people think of insects like flies and mosquitoes when they hear the word “insect,” termites can cause just as much damage. These pesky creatures eat through wood, leaving behind an empty space that may be filled with fungus or rot – resulting in major structural problems for your home! So if you’re thinking about buying a new house (or selling one), make sure to schedule both types: standard inspections by professionals who specialize exclusively on homes; AND specific Termite/Wood Destroying Insect Inspections done at least once before closing day so no surprises come up later that weren’t expected.


Purchasing property is an important step in life- whether it be your first home or not – so why take any chances? By requesting that the seller agree to have their pest control check out your place once things go papers changing hands (and while still negotiating), those prospective homes won’t end up being more than just another headache waiting around.

To keep your home safe and sound, it’s important to take care of all the small details that could easily go overlooked. Make sure water doesn’t pool around outdoor furniture or deliquesce into cracks in driveways with leaky faucets- check for leaks before they become bigger problems! Leave enough space between house walls so air can flow freely without being blocked by vegetation near windowsills; this prevents mosquitoes from taking up residence inside your home.  Know the signs: Look for anything out of place or missing on your home’s exterior to determine if termites have been activity at work! monitor all areas where paint meets wood, like windows and door frames as well. If you notice any changes in these things then its time to contact a professional asap Spire Pest of Richmond has been in the business of ridding homes of termites. Give us a call and we can make sure you are getting a good bargain on your new home without the pests (804)396-2704.