CYA Your Termite Real Estate Inspection 6 & 7

The termite inspection: It’s given away for free from canvassing salesman just looking for a reason to get in the door. It’s part of the annual renewal process to extend the termite treatments guarantee. It’s comfort to the worried homeowner when a pest tech takes an ‘extra peek’ while performing his routine service and it is quite possibly the anchor for any successful termite company. But in these scenarios it’s hardly more than a cursory look that provides comfort for the homeowner and a chance for commission for the savvy inspector.

The Inspection That Carries The Most Weight

It is as well, one of the biggest hurdles that has to be dealt with in a real estate deal and it is the only factor in most contracts that can be an absolute deal killer. For most people, the purchase of their home will big their biggest investment they make and it may take them 30 years to pay for. A quick breeze through may seem fine at the time but as so often is the case, problems are found AFTER the alleged inspection and the quick convenient peek around the home is suddenly intensely scrutinized as accusations fly, reputations take a hit and appointments with repair contractors and lawyers are set.

This is last video in this series of real estate inspections but I doubt it will be the final word. Since this small sector of the pest control industry is the reason for the most litigation, hikes in insurance and damage repair claims, I’d say we barely scratched the surface. If I accomplish nothing else with this series except to help one other inspector avoid a devastating episode on a botched inspection or report then it will be worth it. If you’ve missed the other videos in the series you can find them here & I hope you take a few minutes to watch them and comment or ask questions on anything specific. CYA #1, CYA #2 & 3, CYA #4 & 5

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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