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What is a Termite Letter in Georgia?

August 28, 2018

There's lots of important paperwork involved in buying a home. From credit scores, to tax returns, to statements and payments, you may get lost in the piles of paperwork.

However, there are some documents that you won't want to miss or forget about, like your termite letter. Unless you like bugs, and home damage, the termite letter might be one of the most crucial pieces to fulfilling your new homeowner dreams.

What is a Termite Letter?

You might hear termite letters also referred to as the “Official Georgia Wood Infestation Inspection Report.”

If you are a part of the real estate transaction process, whether you are a buyer or seller, it is highly recommended to have your home inspected by licensed pest control professionals.

These licensed pest control professionals will provide you with a termite clearance letter stating that the property has been inspected for termites. This letter may be required by mortgage or loan companies.

These letters should be read carefully after they are received because they could state that there is not a current termite problem, but there might be prior termite damage that was untreated or uncorrected. If this is found, it is important for the buyer and seller to negotiate who is to be responsible for repairing this damage.

Termite damage is very serious and can cause your home to have detrimental structural falters, and expensive repairs. If termites activity is found or suspected it should be inspected and treated immediately.

What Does Termite Activity Look Like?

Termites are very subtle and stealthy; they can live and eat away at wood in your home for years unbeknownst to you. Want to do a self-inspection for termites, but don't know what to look for?

Here are some of the most common signs that you might have termites eating away at your beloved home:

• Swarmers, or discarded wings of swarmers near your home
• Sinking floors, or blistering floors
• Mud tubes
• Damaged roof tiles
• Cracks in walls
• Foundation damage through floor joists
• Difficult to open windows or doors caused by tunneling that makes the frames misshapen
• Hollow wood
• Cracks on ceilings, support beams, or rafters
• Termite droppings

How Can Pest Control Professionals Help?

For peace of mind, and the general well-being of your home, you should get a termite clearance letter from a pest control professional.

In Georgia, Breda Pest Management is your best bet. We have been servicing Georgia and the Southeast since 1975.

Breda Pest Management will inspect your home for termites for free. We go above and beyond the industry standards of inspection by using Flir infrared cameras and a Termatrac for an extremely thorough and effective inspection.

After inspection, if termite activity is found, Breda Pest Management is the only pest control company in Georgia that offers the most effective and efficient termite treatment, Termidor HPII. We will schedule our service with you and can guarantee your termite troubles will be left in the past.

If live termites are discovered after treatment, Breda will fix the damage at no cost to you. Our termite repair coverage includes cosmetic and structural coverage and carries a $0 deductible.

For more information about termites or the revolutionary Termidor treatment, check out our latest free guide, Future of Fighting Termites. In that guide, you will find all the information you need to know about Termidor HPII.