Any licensed pest control operator has the authority to write a termite letter. Termite letters, sometimes called wood infestation inspection reports, are an important part of the real estate purchase process in most states. Banks, lending institutions and buyers receive these reports prior to sales.
Termite letters are known by many different names in other states, including home inspection reports, realty termite inspections, real estate reports and clearance letters. They are meant to determine the presence and extent of any wood-destroying organism infestation underneath or inside the home or other structure. Companies and buyers use these reports to analyze purchase risk and potential structural damage.