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Are Formosan Subterranean Termites a Real Estate Disclosure Item?

By |2018-08-20T12:11:50+00:00August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

There are no unique real estate disclosures with regard to Formosan subterranean termite in La Mesa, or anywhere else in California. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control posed this disclosure question to real estate attorney and real estate broker, Jeffrey B. Hare.

“The disclosure requirements for real estate are very simple. A good rule to follow is, ‘If you know it, disclose it’,” said Mr. Hare. “Otherwise, it’s always a good idea for the buyer to get a professional inspection by a licensed, reputable company.  Let’s face it, most homeowners are not qualified to identify evidence of damage from wood destroying pests, let alone distinguish between western subterranean, drywood or Formosan termites.  Moreover, the costs of expenses and treatment are minor compared to the expenses of not dealing with the issue in a timely manner.”

Formosan subterranean termites are controllable. While a Formosan termite colony possess the ability to cause extreme destruction, that destruction is only caused when the problem is unidentified, misidentified, or ignored. A monitoring and prevention program within the Formosan subterranean termite hot spot, and surrounding areas, are the best way to prevent destruction to your property. Pest control professionals have been dealing with Formosan subterranean termites in Louisiana since the 1960’s and Florida since the 1980’s. This invasive termite species is found in Hawaii, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee, and now, California.

Thrasher Termite & Pest Control, along with other professional pest management companies, use scientifically proven control methods for monitoring, preventing and controlling Formosan subterranean termites. Our goal is to protect your home and your home value by staying one step ahead of the Formosan subterranean termites in La Mesa. A strong prevention program is a positive point to disclose!

About the Author:

Garrett Thrasher is Vice President and General Manager of Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal, Inc. is recognized for his expertise in bed bug control and termite control. Garrett is author of The Bed Bug Battle Plan: Field Tested Solutions for Bed Bug Extermination and Prevention (ISBN: 1500838209). He is the chairperson of Pest Control Operator's of California (PCOC) Termite Committee and past chairperson of the San Diego District of PCOC. Garrett’s solid understanding of pests in San Diego, their behavior, current outbreaks, and experience on camera has made him a leading contact for news and media outlets. He has spoken at PestWorld and PestTech, and was featured in PCT Magazine and the PCT Podcast. He takes pride in continuing to lead and help the pest control industry provide the safest and most efficient methods of pest control while preserving the environment as best as possible. In his spare time Garrett coaches his daughter’s Micro Soccer team (5-year-olds) and enjoys golfing.

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