5 Mistakes people make choosing an inspection company.

  • 1. People do not research the inspection company.
  • 2. People look for the cheapest price only.
  • 3. People have the Realtor pick their favorite inspection company that puts the Realtor first.
  • 4. People use poorly trained or inexperienced inspector.
  • 5. People use an inspection company that does not want you at the inspection.

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The American Association of Professional Inspectors is considered specialists in the Termite inspection field. We train other inspectors to perform proper termite inspections and how to properly fill out  the Texas Wood Destroying insect report.

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One of the most common complaints we hear about other inspection companies is, “my inspector missed the termites when we had our inspection!” See Why...

Termites exists in all soils all the time, we depend on them to break down our trash in our dumps, process our dead foliage and is part of your natural environment. Mostly what you will see is subterranean termites in the north Texas area, however there has been almost all varieties found in the north Texas areas.  Carpenter Ants are more typical of older areas with well established trees and foliage area suited for nesting such as in rain gutters or thick bushes. Carpenter Bees are more likely in rural areas and farm areas.

To learn more about wood destroying insects you can go to the link below or just call us or email us. 

This house has been inspected twice by other inspection companies in the past 90 days. Both inspection reports said that there were no termites. They missed the termites. Both times it was inspected by the buyers agent’s favorite inspector. Then we came along. We saved our client 400.00, the cost of entire inspection was under 400.00

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This is called a termite swarm castle. We found it in the garage on the wall dividing the garage to the kitchen.  The home owner said that a “pest control company” was just out 2 days before and said that there were no termites anywhere. The seller was shocked! We saved our clients 950.00 in just the cost of taking care of the termite issue, the cost for the entire inspection was under 400.00.

Choose an AAPI inspector for your inspection ?

Our inspectors have experience to know there will be some problems at properties where no book out there or any class room training will prepare them for the unordinary. It takes more than a quick walk around to fully evaluate all the items at any structure be it a residential or commercial property. Below will be some examples of overlooked items from other inspection companies that we identified.

This was interesting. The home was under contract with a pest control company. The company was at the property at the same time that we were inspecting it. Before we were finished inspecting it the pest control company reported to the homeowner, the buyers realtor and our clients that there was absolutely no termites anywhere at this property.  Our client had told us that we did not need to do a termite inspection because the pest control company was going to do it for FREE!  It is not our nature to discredit other companies, but we felt that it was our duty to show our clients active termites on the property and recommend that the infestation be treated. We saved our clients over $800.00 in a termite treatment and $2,500.00 in repairs to the structure. The cost of the entire inspection was under 400.00.

Here the listing agent told us that the property was just inspected that afternoon by her best inspector. He had provided a termite report with no signs of any active termites and guaranteed that termites were not at this property. So she was expecting a clear report from us. We saved our clients $800.00, the cost of the entire inspection was under 400.00.

Drywood Termites Look closely you will not see many of these in the DFW area. We found them and saved out clients 500.00 in just the cost of the treatment, the entire inspection cost was under 400.00.

Just looks like some wood rot pieces, look closer is infested with Sub. termites found during inspection. Home was under warranty with a well known company and was inspected by  them the day before we arrived. We saved our client 800.00 in just the treatment and the entire inspection cost  was under 400.00.

The property has had on going infestation of Termites for years. Termite swarm castle in crawl space hidden from other inspection company and pest control company. This was hidden from the view of most inspectors. We found this and identified active Termites for our client. We saved our client about 900.00, the entire inspection cost was under 400.00.

The realtor representing the buyer of this new construction house told us we did not need to inspect for any wood destroying insects because it was a new construction house.  The house was in a older neighborhood. We found a Carpenter Ant infestation on the house and inside the walls . This one tis about 3/4 of a inch long. We saved our client the cost of the house being treated for carpenter ants, about 500.00, the entire cost of the complete home and termite inspection was under 400.00.

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We were called in as experts to investigate active powderpost beetles, we were recommended by a Entomologist as the best to identify and document the infestation. We saved our clients 25.000, entrire cost of the inspection of the proeprty was under 600.00

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From same house as above. Powder post beetle frass at left of shutter magnet found during inspection, ordinary house fly to right.  Look closely you will see small exit holes under and above fly in wood.  House had long ongoing infestation of powder post beetles throughout, had to be tented and fumigated, treatment was over 25,000.00.

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we found this infestation of powderpost beetles at 2 million dollar home in the cabinets. We saved out client 18,000.00 in the just the treatment of the property alone, the entire cost of the inspection was under 600.00.

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Powder post beetles, found at the above property, these actual size are times smaller than common ants.

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Had infestation under the cement cap covering of the slab base and termites has made a tube along the crack line of the cap covering to the weep hole opening between the bricks and into the walls all the way to the ceiling and attic space across the ceiling to a near by bathroom.  We had a termite from another home inspection company from 3 days before which stated there was no termites or signs of any past termites. We saved our client 450.00 and the total cost of the complete inspection on the property was under 400.00.

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This movie about Formosa termites in New Orleans.

Close-up of Subterranean solider Termite

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Carpenter Bee confused as bumble bee by anther inspection company.  We were call in to do proper identification for the Realtor and her client.

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Formosan Termites, seldom seen in the DFW area.

Our advice, don’t expect the cheapest inspector to do a through termite inspection.

Termite repairs in walls - Notice the small round holes about the size of a end of a writing pen opening in the wall studs- person in video does not realize that there is powder post beetles also in the wood.

We specialize in the field of Termite Inspections, Classification and Identification

We recommend that you have your home inspected at least every 2 years.

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