The NPMA-33 inspection is one of the most important inspections required when purchasing or refinancing a home. This is a wood-destroying insect inspection, also known as a termite inspection, and one that may determine whether or not you can obtain a loan to buy a home. As a pest control company, we are experts in not only getting rid of pests in your home, but also locating the presence of them. Our team works closely with you to not only complete the required NPMA-33, but also helping you to safeguard your home.

What Is a Termite Inspection for Home Purchase?

No matter when, where, or how you buy a home, a termite inspection is a requirement if you plan to obtain a loan. This report, called Form NPMA-33, is required to be filled out by a pest control company, specifically by wood-destroying insect inspectors. It reports on whether or not any wood-bearing insects are present. Our goal is to:

• Determine if there is any evidence of wood-destroying insects present
• Determine if there are any signs of previous treatment for such pests
• Inspect the structure itself (business or home) as well as any areas attached to it such as basements, crawl spaces, and porches.
• Determine if and where any dead insects or insect damage are located, including any mudtubes or shelter tubes, exit holes, or any staining.
• Provide only a visual inspection of the damage. Inspectors are not responsible for determining the level of damage including whether or not damage may be structural or just cosmetic. A structural professional should be contacted by the home buyer if there is evidence of damage.

It is not necessary for an inspector to see live insects to claim that a treatment is recommended. Rather, the inspector will use his or her experience and knowledge to determine if there is a reason to believe these pests are present as well as what level of treatment may have been used previously. In addition, lenders, real estate agents, buyers, and sellers may turn to our inspector for guidance on what, if anything, can be done to treat such pests.

How We Can Help You

When you need a termite inspection, contact our pest control team. Our years of experience can help you to learn if there is any risk to your soon-to-be home from wood destroying insects. We not only look for termites but also carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and re-infesting of wood boring beetles. It’s important to have this information before making a buying decision. Our professionals are here to help you learn the condition of your home. Call at 610-287-9804 or email us today to schedule an inspection.

Wood-Destroying Insect Species

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Winged Termite

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Carpenter Ant

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Winged Ant

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Carpenter Bee