How Do I Get a WDI Report in the North and East Bay?
Anyone buying a home must get a WDI report, which determines the existence or absence of past or active termites in the property.
Upon buying, selling, or refinancing a home, it is always required to get a Wood Destroying Insect Report. This WDI report is conducted by a registered pest control company and used to document either the presence or absence of wood-destroying insects in the property. In addition, the report can also often point out potential issues that may lead to future infestations, which is why it’s so essential for homeowners to make sure they receive a thorough WDI report in the home-buying or selling process.
WDI Inspection Process
When a pest control company is enlisted to help with a WDI report, there are several steps involved:
- A thorough inspection is performed visually as an experienced inspector checks all areas of the property for signs of wood-boring insects.
- In addition to seeking out active signs of pests, they will look for evidence of past activity and risks of future problems.
- Any accessible wooden structure, including decks and porches, will be thoroughly investigated. Anything that isn’t accessible without causing damage, such as the inside of walls, beneath carpets, and more, will likely not be inspected. Additional fees may apply in the case that they should be.
- The report will be created and will indicate the presence or absence of wood-destroying insect activity, including termites, carpenter ants, powder post beetles, and more. It will also indicate the risk of future infestations and any evidence of previous treatment.
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Why Do I Need a Wood Destroying Insect Report?
If you’re buying or selling a home, a WDI report is always required. No one wants to buy a home if its infested with active termites! It’s also extremely important to make sure the home you’re acquiring or moving away from is in a good condition and not threatened by pests. In the case your WDI report indicates active termite activity, you may be able to re-negotiate the price of a house you’re buying, which could save you money! For this reason and more, homeowners should never skip out on this essential part of preventative pest control.