Most buyers should add a WDI inspection/report ($95) along with their General Home Inspection. WDI stands wood destroying insects such as termites, powder post beetles, carpenter bees and carpenter ants. If left undetected, these pests can cause major structural damage to your home, Also, the WDI report is often required by your lender (VA, FHA, USDA Loans). During the termite inspection, I look for evidence of insect damage and conducive conditions around the home. While the report cannot guarantee the house is pest free, I will recommend treatment or removal of conducive conditions, if there is a cause for concern. Most pest control companies offer a warranty or guarantee for their termite treatments.
THE WDI REPORT
The WDI report breaks down into four main parts: information about the home, conducive conditions, active/past infestations and treatments noted, a diagram of the home inspected with treatment recommendations. This drawing will help a pest control company if treatment is required and also will serve as a guide if further evaluation and inspection is needed. In summary, the WDI termite inspection is outside the scope of the general home inspection and requires a licensed pest control technician. Along with my Texas Inspection License, I also carry the Texas Pest Control License which allows me to offer both services with a package discount.
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