Realtor & Real Estate Services
Real estate sold in Augusta and Rockbridge county Virginia require a wood destroying insect (WDI) inspection, commonly called a termite inspection, and NPMA-33 form for the bank loan. This inspection is for termites, wood bores, powderpost beetles, carpenter ants and carpenter bees.
Wood destroying insect inspection reports are required by the mortgage company underwriter before a new loan is issued for the sale of a house. The reason for this is that mortgage companies realize that termites cause billions of dollars in damage to structures every year, and they do not want to issue a loan on a house that has serious damage as the property value may be compromised.
Brown exterminating offers inspections and reports for wood destroying insects, water and septic, as well as treatments and warranties at competitive rates within short time frames. If you are a realtor in the area, call today for termite or WDI inspections for your properties today. warranteed properties are inspected yearly to keep the warranty valid and can be passed on to new home owners when a property is sold. Brown Exterminating strives to deliver a professional inspection on every property we evaluate. Upon inspection with no evidence of termites or other wood destroying insects, we will provide a 30 day warranty of our findings.
Builder & Contractor Services
Brown Exterminating Co., offers builder services for termites and wood destroying insects as to warranty new construction against termites, wood borers and powder post beetles In Augusta and Rockbridge county Virginia. There are the three ways to traditionally pre-treat new construction for termites and other wood destroying insects in order to acquire a warranty or guarantee;
This type treatment involves applying a borate solution to the first 2 foot of all wooden members and the surrounding masonry of the structure. The solution absorbs into the timbers making it poisonous for pest that eat wood. It is very effective.
This treatment is done during the dry-in stage of construction. The house must be dried in with roofing material on and before the house wrap is installed. It is best performed before any ruff in plumbing and wiring starts. This treatment can not be used if insulation has already begun or tubs/showers are set or any other thing that would inhibit the complete treatment of all wooden members within 2 feet of the foundation and supports.
Due to heavy regulation, many pest control companies are trying to get away from this type of treatment. It also involves two treatment, one before slabs are poured and one after final grading around the house is complete.
When pre-treating new construction for termites a builder should contact Brown Exterminating a day or so before pouring any slabs and footers. This is to save time and money drilling slabs in order to treat the area. When treating before the slab is poured all plumbing stubs should be in and the slab should be at final grade without poly or wire prior to treatment. On a conventional pre-treat, all dirt under slabs must be treated. This includes any attached slabs such as driveways, carports, patios and porches. These areas are treated where they abut the structure. The final treatment is done around the exterior after all landscaping is done.
Termite Bait Station Installation and Monitoring
This type of treatment is by far the friendliest to the builder and has the smallest environmental footprint. Bait stations must be used when a well or body of water is to close to use a chemical barrier treatment. With new construction there are no scheduling conflicts between your concrete trucks, sub-contractors and us. You basically build the house. Shortly before closing and after final landscaping is done. Call Brown Exterminating and we will come and inspect the home and install the appropriate number of termite bait stations around the exterior foundation. We will then return on a schedule to inspect these stations. If termite activity is found eating the bait we and replace the bait with Termidor infused bait and kill the termite colony before it reaches your home. Bait installation are monitored bimonthly and are contracted for one year at a time.
Regardless of your choice of treatment, Brown Exterminating can provide your pre-treat needs and we provide renewable warranties to protect your investment. Call Brown today for an estimate at 540-470-0175.