If you are selling a home in the state of Georgia, you are probably aware that a thorough termite inspection is a key part of selling a home.


Very few homeowners in Georgia are unaware of the dangers posed by termites. These insects are destructive and known to be voracious in their feeding habits. It only takes a few short months to incur thousands of dollars in damage to your home from these dangerous invaders. Because of this, it is vital to monitor your home for termite infestation and damage. The first step in the process is having an ongoing inspection of the home and surrounding property. There are three goals to the inspection process:


  1. Identify any evidence of pest activity in and around the home
  2. Identify and remove any conditions that could be conducive to future infestation
  3. Determine the best preventative treatment plan to keep the home pest-free


A variety of different treatments exist to keep your home free of termites. None of the treatments work for every property; treatment is unique to the situation. An inspection is absolutely necessary in order to determine if the home is vulnerable in certain areas and in certain ways. Buyer beware of pest control companies that claim to have a single solution for all homeowners. There are a variety of different treatment options to keep your home termite-free. However, none of these treatments are the best in every situation. Buyer beware of any pest control company who says their solution is best in EVERY situation. At Canton Termite and Pest Control, we tailor your treatment to your home.


When selling your home, a termite inspection is important in the process. Realtors and lenders in Georgia will require a document called a Wood Destroying Organism Inspection Report, also known as a WDO. The report must be completed by a pest control company that is licensed to cover termites and other wood-destroying organisms such as fungi and beetles. pests such as wood-destroying fungi and beetles.


Notes will be made of any termite damage, whether past or present and any other pest activity which would harm the structure of the home. This is important for protecting the investment of the buyer and the interests of the seller since it notes the conditions of the home at the time of the sale. This prevents future damage from being blamed on the previous homeowner and helps the buyer know exactly what they are purchasing and investing in during the sale.


Canton Termite and Pest Control are here for your termite inspections and pest needs. We are your one-stop solution for all things insect! Our professional team of inspectors, technicians, and office staff is ready and waiting to help your home remain pest-free.

And remember, this promise is backed by a satisfaction guarantee and many positive customer reviews.

So if you are in need of a termite inspection in the Canton, Cartersville, Woodstock, and surrounding areas, or simply have a question, call us today at 770-479-1598!


By: Robin

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