Most real estate transactions involving a re-sale property, as opposed to a new home, involve a wood destroying insect inspection, or more commonly referred to as a “Termite Letter” which many lending institutions require. Most new homes are required to be treated with pesticides during the construction process and should not be susceptible to immediate insect damage. Even if a Termite Letter is not required in your situation, you may choose to have this service provided as additional assurance or information. some conditions relevant to potential insect damage, may not, by licensing board requirements, be included in a home inspection report. You would need both inspections to receive a more complete assessment of the property.
Any person must be licensed by the Structural Pest Control Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in order to issue a Wood Destroying Insect Report (WDIR-100) or by a reciprocal agreement with the state of South Carolina Department of Fertilizer and Pesticide Control, Regulatory and Public Service Programs to issue a CL-100 report. All of our inspectors are licensed Registered Technicians, and are accredited members of the North Carolina Pest Control Association.
Pest inspections identify the presence or evidence of past/present wood destroying insect infestations and or damage from: Sub-Terranean Termites, Powder Post Beetles, Old House Borers, Carpenter Bees, and Carpenter Ants. Conditions conducive to infestations by these insects will also be identified.
A wood destroying insect inspection and report “Termite Letter” may be included with your home inspection. Typically a home inspector will spend much more time inspecting a home than a person who is only conducting a pest inspection. For this reason, having CHI handle the pest inspection while conducting the home inspection may provide a more comprehensive examination of the home. The WDIR-100 (NC) or CL-100 (SC) report forms will be included in the home inspection report as an attachment, easily printed or forwarded to the appropriate parties.
For more information about what is or is not included in the pest inspection click on the link below:
Wood-Destroying Insect Information Reports
Pest inspection services are provided under license agreements with Termitech-South, Inc.
Pest control and treatment services are also available. Please contact us for more information.
As I've thought about the past year and all the changes in my life, some nice people come to mind. Thank you so much for the wonderful work you did on my 2 home inspections. The information helped me to better decide on my new home in Charlotte. I'm loving living in Pineville... Your reports were so thorough and complete and your PATIENCE in answering questions was VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!!!! Thanks, too, for giving me a bit of a break on your fees because of the 2 inspections. Have a very HAPPY and BLESSED NEW YEAR! Most sincerely, Charlene Will
My clients and I always appreciate your professionalism and integrity. Thank you for being there!
[He] was very polite, professional and showed concern for (what I felt) my safety. He was on time and very thorough with the inspection and the submitted report. He was informative and helpful with all the questions I asked. He would stop what he was doing when I voiced a concern about something totally different, just to address my concern right then and there. And he even Thanked me for pointing it out - even though he probably already noticed it. Yes I would recommend Expert Property Inspections, Inc to my friends, especially if Ken was assigned the job.
[The inspector] is an outstanding professional and is an asset in his field. I recommend EPI to all potential home buyers.
Excellent job and highly recommended.
[The inspector] was very professional and walked me thru things he felt needed to be fixed. I felt like I had knowledge of what was found within my house. I truly appreciate his expertise.
[He] does an awesome job!!! He is very thorough and takes the time to speak with my clients....