Real Estate Termite Control
Now providing escrow inspections & real estate termite control in Corona, Ontario and Riverside!
Termite inspection reports are also known as "wood destroying pests and organism inspection report." Termite escrow reports are typically ordered by the bank funding the property’s loan or second mortgage. Your Southland termite inspector will start by inspecting the exterior of the home. Your inspector will pay extra attention to typical termite harborages like rafters, roof facing, roof shingles, fascia, windows and doors. After thoroughly examining your home or building for evidence of termite infestation, the termite inspection will move inside to the bedrooms, living rooms, kitchen, bathrooms, attic and garage. Southland provides termite escrow reports for a nominal fee. If termite work is required, the fee will be waved.
Comprehensive Termite Escrow Reports
Our comprehensive wood destroying pests and organism inspection reports cover all sections of termite activity.
- Section 1 - All active termite infestations at the time of the termite escrow inspection.
- Section 2 - All potential findings that are conducive to a future termite infestation.
- Section 3 - Areas that are unable to be accessed and cannot be inspected for termites.
- Section 4 - All other findings not caused by wood destroying pests.
Fungus & Dry Rot - there are two different kinds of fungus that all termite inspectors look for. When wood has become infected with fungus or dry rot, it must be removed immediately. Care must also be taken to ensure the source of moisture is sealed to prevent further leaks. If left alone, the excess moisture and weakened wood provide a perfect entry point for a colony of termites.
Drywood Termites - Drywood termites swarm into the home, creating new colonies. If your structure has an infestation of Drywood termites, your termite inspector will see evidence of wings, boring dust, fecal pellets or termite galleries during the inspection. We treat for Drywood termites in several ways; fumigation, localized "spot" treatments and wood replacement.
Subterranean Termites - Subterranean termites move through mud tubes known as "shelter tubes" which protect them from predators. Your License-To-Kill termite technician will thoroughly inspect your garage, attic and other areas for these tubes and other evidence of Subterranean termite activity. Subterranean termites live in the ground, and come up to feed on the wood in your home. It is necessary to treat access points throughout the home where the subterranean termites can enter. Many times, front porches, garages, and other areas that have cement need to be drilled and injected with termiticides underneath the cement slabs to provide successful termite control.
Wood Boring Beetles - Both true and false Powder Post beetles will leave holes and other damage in wood. Southland treats for wood boring beetles in a variety of ways depending on the severity of the infestation; whole structure fumigation, local "spot" treatments or wood replacement.
Faulty Grade Levels - When soil is even or above the concrete foundation of the structure, concealing the infestations, fungal infections or dry rot. A flash wall or re-grading the soil should help to prevent termite infestations.
Soil to Wood Contact - When wood directly contacts soil, the wood decays rapidly. Timber to soil contact conceals termite infestations and causes dry rot and fungal infections. Typically, the wood will need to be replaced - or at the very least, the soil re-graded.
Cellulose Debris - Any type of paper trash, leaves, wood branches, firewood, cardboard, etc. left under the home will encourage termites to feed there. Removal of these items will decrease the chances of infestation.
After the Termite Inspection
Upon completion of the termite escrow inspection, Southland will e-mail, fax or mail the report to the authorized party responsible for the wood destroying pests and organism inspection report. At your request, we can expedite this process to within 24 hours of the property’s inspection. If you have another inspection report and wish for a second opinion, we welcome you to e-mail, fax or mail it to us. Our termite technicians will inspect your property, suggesting other methods of control where available. When secondary treatments are not available, your Southland termite technician will offer competitive pricing for primary termite treatments. After the property has been inspected and corrected, a clearance of the property can be issued, finalizing the sale.