International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
 

New Jersey Association of Licensed Professional Home Inspectors

TERMITES WOODBORERS

Primary Queen TermiteTermites, powder post beetles, carpenter bees and ants are the focus here.  Termites and beetles are the primary concern because they are much more destructive.  Did you know there are 2200 termite species worldwide and 45 of those are in the United States?  New Jersey has only subterranean termites which come from the soil to eat and digest any cellulose (wood containing matter).  They thrive where cellulose and high moisture exist, therefore it is essential that moisture drains away from your  dwelling and wood products are up and away from the finish grade. Winged Female Carpenter Ant Termites can have colonies of over 1,000,000 and can eat one pound of wood per day.  Termites appear similar to winged ants except they have non-segmented bodies, four wings of equal length and straight antennas (not elbowed like ants). Power Post Beetles enter a home already embedded inside wood members (usually large timbers in older homes).  They too can be devastating to your homes structural integrity.  They kick out their frass (sawdust like powder) from small 1\16 inch holes they create in the wood.  Polo & Associates offers a wood destroying insect inspection at a discounted rate when combined with our most popular package. This package includes a comprehensive home inspection, radon testing and a wood destroying insects certification all at a $70.00 savings! Call us today!

Polo & Associates inspects for termites and beetles by "sounding" and probing wood members along with visual means.  At times a combustible gas detector can be used.  This device detects methane gas that termites expel.

Is Your Home Bugged?

   
   
   
   
   
Schedule an Appointment with Polo and Associates Home Inspections, LLC
Testimonials

It was a pleasure meeting you.We were extremely pleased with your inspection. Was by far the best one we have had. Very thorough and explained everything.. Will definitely refer you to friends and family if they need a house inspection.

Thank You,
Terry & Jennifer R. - Parsippany

I found your services to be honest and professional. You were extremely thorough with your inspection which is exactly what I was hoping for. You made me feel comfortable because you took time to explain everything to me. I would definitely recommend you to my friends!

Alicia

I hired David Polo to conduct a mold inspection in my unit. David was very professional and knowledgable. He also followed with very thorough reports just as he had promised. I would definitely call on him again should the need arise.

Heidi W. - Wanaque

Many thanks for your time in coming by to inspect our home. While the process itself was short, the peace of mind you've given my family runs long and is much appreciated. Nothing but good things to say regarding all aspects of your business.

Mark, Carolyn and AJ R. - Riverdale

Click Here to Read More