A Wood Destroying Organisms inspection (WDO), commonly referred to as a “Termite Inspection” is a written report of an inspection on a home for visible and readily accessible evidence of an infestation or damage by wood destroying organisms. A WDO means arthropod or plant life which damages and can re-infest seasoned wood in a structure namely, termites, powder post beetles, old house borers, and wood decaying fungi. Usually a WDO (Termite) Inspection report is done when a home or structure is being sold and the mortgage lender requires the inspection as part of the transaction. This inspection is highly recommended for residential or commercial structures and can be added as an additional service to your home inspection. Upon request, South Country Home Inspections will provide a third party licensed pest control company to perform this inspection. Read Five Signs Exterminators Look Out For when it comes to Termite Inspections.
WDO (Termite) Inspections should be performed by a professional licensed with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services who can pinpoint where the possible termite entry points are and determine whether or not they are in fact still there. WDO (Termite) Inspections are usually done by seeking signs of termite or other WDO movement by looking for things like termite and other WDO damage, droppings, wings, entry points and exit points, as well as potential hot spots which varies between termite species. WDO inspections can be done in between 30 mins to 2 hours. It all depends on the size of the house that is getting the inspection done.
WDO (Termite) Inspection Reports are written reports of an inspection on a home for visible and readily accessible evidence of an infestation or damage by wood destroying organisms.
WDO (Termite) inspections can prove to be beneficial in the home buying process as well. Though most mortgage lenders already require it, a house that has any indications of termite damage or that has termites in it can be negotiated during the purchasing process. (4 Reasons Why You Should get a Termite Inspection) WDO (Termite) Inspections are also important to protect the value of your investment if you are the home owner to make sure further damage can be prevented. Feel free to give us a call for your termite inspections and we will gladly help give you a thorough and accurate report.
*All WDO (Termite) Inspections are performed by a licensed third party Pest Control Company.