What does a TERMITE INSPECTION include . . .?

When the pest inspector goes out to do an inspection on a property, what all is included? How is it that a termite inspection includes more that just looking for "pests"? On a property we are considering, the "sellers" termite inspector told us that the house needs "five hundred... show more When the pest inspector goes out to do an inspection on a property, what all is included?

How is it that a termite inspection includes more that just looking for "pests"?

On a property we are considering, the "sellers" termite inspector told us that the house needs "five hundred dollars" worth of work. We have not seen the report, but I am also wondering if this could be and underestimate, as well as, what this $500 worth of work might include?

Thank you.

Any comments/answers will be welcomed.
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