Furthermore, FDACS identifies “conducive conditions” that may encourage residence by a wood-destroying organism, such as moisture content in wood greater than 30%. Some regions of Florida are also seeing an increasing danger from an Asian/Formosan hybrid termite that is more destructive than any single species. Homeowners are frequently ignorant of termite infestations in their properties. If left unchecked, substantial damage is inevitable, and repair expenses might run into the hundreds of dollars, unless you have purchased a termite bond Jacksonville FL recognizes; none of the damage is covered by your home's insurance.
As a condition of a purchase offer, most potential purchasers nowadays will have the home examined for wood-destroying organisms. As a loan requirement, the VA/USDA requires a clean report. Any buyer who buys a Florida property without having it examined for wood-destroying organisms is taking a big risk.