1. Много хора си задават въпроса: Нуждая ли се от termite bond? Ако живеете на изток, където
термитеите са основен проблем, то отговорът със сигурност е - ДА. Въпреки, че технически
в някои щати за продажба на имот се изисква да има направена инспекция за термити,
termite bond не е задължителна, но е препоръчителна. Най-добре е да си направите нов
termite bond, когато ще сте нов собственик на къща.
Termite bond е договор между фирма за контрол на вредителите и собствениците на
Recently a client asked me this question while we were previewing a home. Living in the south
where termites are a major problem, my response was it is always advisable for a buyer to have a
termite inspection. While they are typically required by the lender, technically in Georgia, a
Termite Bond is not required to sell a property. However, I always do my due diligence and advise
my buyers to obtain a new or assume an existing bond.
A Termite Bond is a contract between a homeowner and pest control company, effective after an
inspection has been accomplished and any treatment performed. Treatments for termite
recurrence are free for the life of the bond. An annual inspection is typically included and many
companies also provide damage compensation (they pay for repairs/replacement) if the termites
The seller indicates on the sellers disclosure whether they have a transferable bond or not so
there shouldn't be any confusion on whether or not one already exists. As a buyer, you're
spending a lot of money for the home, why not have the peace of mind knowing your home is
termite free? With termites, if you don't pay for protection now, you will definitely pay more later!
So, what are Termites?
Termites are small burrowing insects that feed on wood (the cellulose). There are over 2,000
species but they can generally be grouped into four categories: Dampwood, Drywood,
Subterranean, and Formosan.
Dampwood Termites are found where there is a high moisture content like in forests or near
ponds. They are typically not found in homes.
Drywood Termitesdo just that, they attack dry wood. Wood above the soil level is susceptible to
infestations, such as attic framing. Sealing all structure cracks will help keep these pests out.
Subterranean termites live in large colonies and build mud tubes to attack wood and protect
themselves from open air. With up to 2 million members per colony, they are the most destructive
Formosan Termites are the most aggressive subterranean species and can collapse a building if
left untreated long enough. Difficult to control, prevention is the key with these wood lovers.
Tips to help avoid termite infestations
Get a Termite Bond and have regular inspections
Move all untreated wood products away from the house and avoid wood-to-ground contact
Eliminate water leaks and fix any cracks/holes in the foundation
Keep gutters/downspouts clear of debris and avoid rainwater buildup wherever possible
Basement, Crawl Space, and Attic should be well ventilated and dry
Avoid wood mulch and keep all vegetation away from the foundation
Treat exposed wood and/or paint where appropriate
Screen your vents...termites can fly
Fun Termite Facts
Termites look a little like ants but are most closely related to the cockroach
The termite is the most destructive insect in North America
Termites cause billions of dollars of damage annually in the U.S.
The queen can live up to 30 years, laying hundreds of eggs each day
Termite nests can be 20 feet high and hold well over a million insects