Wood-Destroying Pest Inspection
Serving North Bay and East Bay Areas
Wood-destroying insects cost property owners thousands of dollars in damage each year, which is why it’s essential to receive WSO structural pest inspections. Especially useful when buying, selling, or refinancing a home, wood-destroying insect reports (WDIRs) are conducted by registered pest control companies and used to document either the presence or absence of wood-destroying organisms in the property. This report can also pinpoint potential issues that may lead to future infestations from wood-destroying insects.
Do I Need a Wood-Destroying Insect Report?
Structural pest infestations often occur when there are moisture issues within the home. A leak in your bathroom, basement, or kitchen can lead to structural damage from wood-destroying pests right under your nose, which is why regular inspections are so important. The organisms an inspector will look out for during a WDO structural pest inspection include:
- Carpenter ants
- Wood-boring beetles
- Dry rot
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What Happens During a WDO Structural Pest Inspection?
One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to home inspections is that they include pest inspections. Unfortunately, that is not the case—a professional pest control company is your best bet for a thorough, reliable report. The following steps are taken during the inspection:
- An experienced inspector thoroughly checks all areas of the property for signs of wood-destroying organisms, as well as evidence of past pest activity and risks of future problems.
- Any accessible wooden structure, including decks and porches, will be carefully investigated.
- The report will be created and will indicate the presence or absence of wood-destroying insect activity, including termites, carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, and more. It will also indicate the risk of future infestations and any evidence of previous treatment.
Whether you’re buying or selling a home—or simply looking to ensure the longevity of your property—a WDIR is crucial and sometimes even required. Western Exterminator, formerly Hitmen has decades of experience providing comprehensive, expert inspections. To keep your home healthy and safe from wood-destroying organisms all year long, we also offer repair services including structural repairs, deck repairs, moisture barriers, leaky window replacements, sump pump installations, and more. Call us today to find out more about our reliable wood-destroying pest inspections!Back to Termite Exterminators – Control – Removal