Allied Building Inspections provides termite inspections. Harry
Morrell is a Missouri licensed termite inspector (License #N04630). A
termite inspection can be performed at the same time as the full house
inspection. A termite inspection is always recommended for a real estate
transaction. Some lending institutions require a clean bill of health on
the presence of termites. FHA lenders all require termite inspections
for real estate transactions.
Missouri termites are mostly subterranean, and are hard to detect
unless you know exactly what you are looking for. The termites are most
always in the ground below grade, in the wood, or traveling through
shelter or mud tubes.
Real estate transaction termite inspections are typically visual in
nature. No destructive or intrusive inspecting is performed. This will
prevent damage to your home before it is sold. Small colonies of
termites can often exist without the home owner's knowledge. Termites
are slow eaters and a small colony will not cause noticeable short-term
damage. Follow up inspections are always recommended on a yearly basis.
Never let your house go without a termite inspection for any extended
period of time.
Treating a home with termicides as a preventative measure is not
allowed for environmental reasons. The only alternatives home owners
have is regular inspections or underground bait stations placed around
the perimeter of the house. Fees for termite inspections start at $85.00
for a house with a full inspection. Commercial buildings and
multi-family dwellings are higher.
Call us with any further questions or concerns you may have.