When I bought an old farmhouse close to New York City, I knew that I was incredibly lucky. No one had lived there for years, and the outbuildings were in deplorable condition. The house was surprisingly nice though, even with years of neglect. I bought everything as-is, without knowing if it was even inhabitable. Anyone who understands real estate in NYC can absolutely understand that with the price that I paid for the property itself. I knew after looking at one of the sheds that I needed a company that does termite removal in New York City before I made any decisions on the house itself.
I had no problem tearing the house down and starting from scratch if that was what was needed. I actually hoped though that the termite damage I had seen in the shed was restricted just to that one outbuilding though. The house did not look anything like the shed, which was a good sign, but I also knew from studying about termite damage that it did not mean that the termites had not done damage inside the house that was just not visible. It seemed likely that the damage in both spots would look about the same, but I was not taking any chances.
I looked at several different companies, and I was able to find the one that I wanted to use. I called them about what I had seen, and I scheduled an appointment for that same week for someone to come out and do a complete inspection. As predicted, the termites had definitely been in several outbuildings, and I was so thankful when I was told that there was no evidence in the house. They did a perimeter inspection of the house as well and set up bait traps, but none were found when they came back out. It was such a relief to know that I only had to tear down the outbuildings, and I get to put the old house back to its glory!