Home sellers are wise to order a termite inspection report before they market their home. Select a termite inspector the same way you would any contractor. Ask several people who recently had termite work done if they would use the inspector again. If you had your home inspected fairly recently consider using the same contractor, unless you had a bad experience.In some states, termite inspectors don't contract to do repair work. In other states, most structural pest control companies do both the inspecting and the repair work. If you're using the same company to do the inspection and the work, be sure to talk to several people who had work done by the company.
A good inspector might not have the best work crews. In this case, you might want to use one company to do the inspection and another to do the repair work. If you're having trouble getting good recommendations, ask an experienced local real estate agent.
Make sure to use a termite company that specializes in your area. "Termite" problems tend to vary from one area to the next. So you should rely on a pest control contractor who is an expert in your location.Sellers who are not planning on selling immediately should consider having termite repairs completed before they market their home for sale. Sometimes completing the termite repairs in advance will have the added benefit of improving the home's appearance -- if a deck is rotted or a bathroom linoleum floor is shot. The house will show better and you'll have a clean bill of health from the termite company to pass along to the buyers.