February 20, 2015

Termite Inspection

What Does The Inspector Look For?

The WDI inspector will walk around the property, basement and the interior of the home looking for any visible evidence of wood destroying insects that can cause structural damage such as, but not limited to termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and powder post beetles.

What If Evidence of WDI is found?

If evidence of previous treatment for wood destroying insects is found, the homeowner should be asked to provide evidence that the home is under a current guarantee with a pest control company.  If the homeowner cannot provide evidence of a guarantee, then the home should be treated again.  The home inspector will determine the extent of the damage and recommend repair or further investigation as necessary.

Is a WDI Inspection Required?

If you are obtaining an FHA, VA or USDA mortgage a WDI inspection is typically required.  Some lenders will also require it on a conventional loan.  Check with your lender to determine their requirements.  A WDI inspection is highly recommended regardless of whether or not it is required by the lender.