Termites are found in almost every state (Alaska has been spared due to its colder climate), and these small bugs cause an estimated $50 billion in damage to buildings and dwellings every year.
Termites are a concern because they can cause extensive damage before you ever realize you have a pest problem. They eat wood from the inside out, so their presence is hard to detect unless you know what to look for.
A termite inspection is a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of the home for evidence of wood-destroying insects. The inspector will visually inspect the entry and interior of the home including any sub-spaces such as a basement or crawl space. Typical costs of a termite inspection can run from $55 to $100+ and usually includes a Wood Destroying Inspection Report.