Everything is bigger in Texas, including the termite colonies! If you’re planning to purchase a new home in the Houston area, do your due diligence by ordering a termite inspection before moving in. At Green Team Pest, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you determine if termites are present and how to get rid of them.

Should You Purchase a Home with Termite Damage?

Should I Buy a Home with Termite Damage?

Should you purchase a home with termite damage? Well, that depends on the extent of the damage. Many Texas homes have termite damage because of the high concentration of termites living in the warm Houston soil. It is important to determine the extent of the damage before purchasing the house; if the damage is caught early enough, you may be able to negotiate the cost of repairs and treatment with the homeowner. Extensive damage, however, can be costly to repair.

Get a Specialized Pest Inspection

Your bank or loan office probably requires that you pay for a home inspection before closing on the house. Unfortunately, many home inspection companies do not thoroughly examine for termites or termite damage. They typically only examine those things they can easily see or touch. If you suspect termite damage, It is crucial to hire a specialized pest inspector who will look specifically for evidence of termites and pests.

Dealing with the Damage

If it turns out that the home has a termite problem, we recommend negotiating the cost of repairs and termite treatment with the homeowner. A Green Team representative can provide you with a quote on termite treatment services in advance. This, coupled with an estimate for the cost of repairs from a certified contractor, will give you an advantage during your purchase negotiations. 

Request a Free Consultation

At Green Team, we inspect every home as if it were our own. If there is a termite problem on your property, we will find it and recommend the best course of action. Plus, we offer a free warranty and termite cost protection plan on our termite services. Call us at (281) 295-1633 to learn more about our termite inspection services, or request a free consultation now.