There are many areas in USA that are very susceptible to termites, and all real estates in those areas will probably have problems with termites and damages they do.
It is hard to recognize termite infestation in its early stages, and when the infestation spreads enough for you to notice the amount of money you will have to give for repairs will be staggering. Best possible way to control the termite infestation is to include preconstruction termite control which is done in the process of building the home or any other structure.
There is no way to fully protect your home from termites, but if you use termite resistant wood in the building then the property will be safe from termites for some time.
There is also an option to use chemicals that can be injected into normal wood to increase its termite resistance. Both of these options will protect you home from termites for several years, but you should still have annual termite inspections.
Placement of different barriers under and around the house to prevent the termites from reaching the wood is another option you might consider. These barriers can be made from plethora of materials. One option is to use synthetic blocks that are treated with chemicals or to chemically treat insulation or soil around and under the property. Treating soil with chemicals before you pour slabs is a good way to prevent termite infestation from within the earth.
You can contact the pest control to find out more about termite control preconstruction methods, but the best way to find everything about it is to hire a termite inspection company. Normal pest control companies are not suited to deal with termites, so their advice may not be as sound as the advice gained from a termite inspector.
If you are a buyer, then you can hope that the property you want to buy had some form of protection against termites and that the previous owner, if there was one, had regular termite inspections. . If none of this happened then you will have to call termite inspector to check the property and give you evaluation of all damages and to stress the areas that might get infected in the future.
If a termite inspector found termite infestation in the property then the best thing to do is to ask for evaluation of the damages, and the amount of money that will be required to purge the real estate and to repair already existing damages. If you strike a deal with the owner you can buy the property for lesser price and use the money you have saved to pay for the termite extermination and repairs.
Termites can cause irreparable damages to a property if an owner failed to deal with that issue. That kind of property has no value, and you should avoid it.
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