Many lenders require a termite clearance letter when buying a home. A termite clearance letter indicates a pest control company or Licensed Home Inspector has come to the property and inspected for termites and has found no evidence of termites or any damage caused by termites at the moment. Even if your lender does not require it, Pilgrim Home Inspections strongly recommends a Wood Destroying Insect Inspection. Connecticut and New York State have a moderate to heavy probability of termite infestation and termites damage an estimated 600,000 homes per year and are very difficult to spot. Most homeowners will spend upwards of $3,000 to repair damage caused by wood destroying insects. Just because the home has termite damage doesn’t mean you can’t still buy it. If the damage is minor and the seller is willing to have the home treated at his or her expense the property may still be worth considering. Pilgrim Home Inspections offers competitive pricing and can offer you peace of mind with your home purchase. Bundling with our other services is also available for even more additional savings.