When I ask Buyers about a home inspection. Many say no.
I explain that insect can cause damage you can't see.
I have first hand knowledge of that.
At my cabin, I was residing the screen house we use to get away from the bugs.
I knew we had some ants, it is all sand and perfect for them.
But, when I took the siding off I was very surprised.
Carpenter Ants, and they were not building!
I ended up replacing many studs. I also did a lot of insect prevention and continue today to do so.
This was damage I could not see...A home inspector knowing what they were looking for may have caught it.