Nashville Home Inspector – Gross Picture Alert – 6.1.11

Nashville Home Inspector – Gross Picture Alert!  Do you know what you are looking at?

HINT:  These guys come out in droves in Nashville every 13 years.


ANSWER:  Dead Cicada bugs!  Hundreds of them!  YUK!  All found laying on the driveway and swept up into this pile.  YUK!  But the birds and fish are really getting fat down here.  YUK!!

Can this affect your home?  Not usually.  Cicadas are not known to do damage to homes or cause unusual circumstances.  But, it would be possible for a large colony like this to impede a vent line such as a plumbing vent or HVAC vent or exhaust.  But this is not a common occurence.

Thank you,

Richard Acree

Comments in this blog posting are the copyrighted intellectual property of Richard Acree, President, HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC,  and are intended to educate and otherwise assist home owners, sellers and buyers, building owners, sellers and buyers, realtors, real estate investors, property managers, and lenders in the process of owning, buying or selling homes or commercial buildings.  HABITEC is a residential (home) and commercial building inspection company serving Middle Tennessee including Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Mt. Juliet, Hendersonville, Dickson, Belle Meade, Columbia, Spring Hill, Lebanon, Gallatin and more!  In addition to building inspections HABITEC offers Environmental Services for mold assessments, radon testing and water quality analysis.  Additional information about HABITEC can be found on our website at, or call 615-376-2753. 

Richard Acree is the author of  the HABITEC Home and Building Inspections blog at ActiveRain, WordPress, and Blogger, and Founder of the ActiveRain Group Tennessee Home and Building Inspectors.  All are welcome to join and comment on those blogs and group.   You can also follow HABITEC on Facebook and Richard on Linked.  Thank you!


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