Wood-destroying insect damage detection

Termites, carpenter ants, powder-post beetles and other wood-destroying insects can cause extensive damage within the structure of your home. That’s why we inspect your structure to detect possible infestation and help you avoid expensive repairs. 

We provide damage detection services by a certified inspector as part of your whole house inspection. That means no extra charge to visually check for termite and other wood-damaging activity.

Top Notch Home Inspections, Wood Destroying Insect Damage, Boise, Idaho

During your property inspection, our certified inspector looks for visible signs of pests that may have infested your home. Common indicators include damaged wood, mud tubes, broken wings and droppings.

We include signs of activity by termites and other wood-damaging insects in your inspection report. That gives you the information you need to decide if you want to contact a pest control specialist for a professional inspection.

Why inspect for termite activity

Termites cause billions of dollars in structural damage every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Homeowner insurance does not cover repairs from insect damage. That’s why property owners spend more than $2 billion a year for treatment. Here are ways to prevent termites and other wood-destroying insects from damaging your property.
  • Close up openings that give insects access to the structure
  • Fix leaks immediately
  • Keep vents free from blockage, including plants
  • Plant trees and shrubs away from structures and exposed wood surfaces
  • Do not pile or store firewood or wood debris next to the house
  • Inspect property regularly to make sure termite colonies do not become established
*From EPA.gov
Top Notch Home Inspections, Termite Damage, Boise, Idaho

Inspection services for the whole house

Whether you have a historic home or new construction, a condo or townhome, our certified inspector knows what it takes to give you a complete property inspection. We work with buyers, sellers, listing agents, even property managers who want a detailed, unbiased report about a property’s condition.

Our inspections cover your entire structure from top to bottom. Advanced technology, like thermal imaging cameras and drones, helps us assess the condition of all major home systems – structural, plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling, even built-in appliances.


Our certified inspector has background in home construction and remodeling and understands every component of your property


Services comply with all state requirements and national home inspection standards


Web-based inspection reports and electronic payments allow for easy processing and delivery

Top Notch Property Inspections is certified by InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Our services comply with state requirements and national home inspection standards.

Top Notch Property Inspection Services, Mike Nelson, Montana

Extra services to test the health of your home

For even greater peace of mind, you can add on services that can make a big difference in helping you make decisions about your investment. You can choose extra services – like testing for radon, mold, water quality or lead paint – as a stand-alone service or as part of a general home inspection.

Property inspections the Top Notch way

We provide property inspections throughout Treasure Valley — including Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, Star, Kuna, Caldwell, and Middleton. Our service area extends into five counties in Idaho and Oregon.

Phone: (208) 810-3939

Email: mike@topnotchinspecting.com

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