As you have gathered from various answers, termite occurances are not all that common but it is not to say that they don't ever exist - given optimum conditions.. anything is possible as they say. Case in point, I once heard of a situation of a brand new home having termite damage which was attributted to the lumber used to frame the house already had termites present and somehow the lumber slipped through the cracks and ended up as a wall stud et viola! Surprises are found all over, whether its an old home or a brand new one.
If you ever suspect or concerned about the presence of termites, you should always get it professionally inspected in order to satisy yourself to the condition of any property which you are thinking of purchasing.
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I don't believe most inspectors look for signs of termites. I do think it's a good idea to be familiar with the warning signs, which can be done online (of course!).
Denver's low-bug climate is wonderful. I came here from a place where fleas and ticks were a constant torture for pets, and when I found out there are no fleas and few ticks here in suburbia, I was very happy (I do believe I've seen two fleas in the 15 years I've lived here, but I think they died of loneliness.)
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