Olympia Home Inspectors Find Huge Bug!

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in Inspection Stories | 3 comments

Olympia Home Inspectors Find Huge Bug!

This big guy was mounted on the wall of an Olympia home during a recent home inspection. This is clearly an exotic, museum quality specimen and not a local insect.

While the insects we have here are much smaller in statue, they can be very destructive. Older homes can have significant bug damage that is not apparent to the home owner or perspective buyer. Even a home that has been tastefully remodeled inside can have damage under the home that needs to be addressed.

One of the major insects in our area is the Anobiid Beetle. This beetle infests wood with a moisture content between 14-20%. Older homes that did not have plastic in the sub-crawl area and were not well vented in the sub-crawl area may have damage from these beetles. While they are relatively slow to cause damage, the end result can be very destructive.

 

Having a thorough home inspection, including a Pest Inspection, provides a buyer with more information about the condition of the structure than a home inspection alone.

Sound Choice Inspections has been a licensed Structural Pest Inspection company since 2004. We would be honored to inspect your next home and identify any existing Pest issues.

 

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