WDI/Termite Inspections

Termite Inspections in Louisville: Why It’s Important and How to Do It


The National Pest Management Association states that termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage annually. If not found and treated early, termites can cause significant damage.

If you are in the process of buying a home, it is important that you schedule a termite inspection. Termite inspections are not typically considered part of a home inspection and instead should be conducted by licensed pest control professionals. I outsource my termite inspections to the best local and licensed technicians to inspect your home for termites and other wood-destroying insects (WDI) to ensure you are informed.

When scheduling your home inspection, just let me know that you need a termite inspection as well. I will take care of scheduling the termite inspection for you.

Note: Termite inspections are scheduled only when accompanied by a home inspection. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience, but I’m here to ensure you know what to expect during your home inspection.

A termite inspection is a visual examination of a property for evidence of termite activity or damage. It is typically performed by a licensed and trained professional, and is often required as part of the home-buying or mortgage process.

It is recommended to have a termite inspection performed annually, especially if you live in an area with a high risk of termite infestation. Additionally, it’s good to get your home inspected if you suspect termite activity.

During a termite inspection, the inspector will examine the interior and exterior of the property, including the foundation, walls, floors, and any wood structures. The inspector may also use specialized tools and equipment, such as moisture meters, to detect any signs of termite activity.

Some common signs of termite activity include:
-Swarms of winged insects near the property
-Mud tubes on exterior walls
-Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
-Small holes in wood or walls
-Discarded wings near windows or doors

Yes, if an inspector finds evidence of termite activity or damage, they will likely recommend treatment options to eliminate the termites. These options include baiting systems, chemical treatments, and fumigation.