Termite and Pest Inspection
In submitting your offer (if applicable in your geographical area) you may require that a termite and pest inspection be performed. This company will not only inspect for termite damage and pest infestations, but will also inspect for dry rot and water damage amongst other things. The company chosen to perform the inspection is important to you as a buyer as you want to be sure they do a complete and thorough inspection. It is important to the seller because customarily they will be the one to pay for the inspection and certain types of repairs that may be required.
You should determine which company you want to perform this inspection and make it a part of your offer. Otherwise the seller will choose. If you are unsure which company to use, ask your real estate agent to make a recommendation.