As a home inspector, my job is to find problems that need to be addressed.
Bugs, unfortunately, sometimes make this task a little too easy.
When I see wood that’s been gnawed on by carpenter ants or anobiid beetles, I’m not so much a detective as simply the bearer of bad news. Fortunately, most insect damage isn’t the end of the world (or wooden beam).
During a recent inspection in Oak Harbor, I saw insect damage at the base of a 6×6 support column in a home’s crawl space. In my report, I recommended the replacement of deterioration and the insect-damaged structure.
If you have questions or comments about insect damage or home inspections in general, tweet me (@AIHomeInspect).