A Wood-Destroying Insect inspection is a specialized assessment conducted by licensed inspectors to identify the presence of wood-destroying insects and any damage they may have caused to a property. Common wood-destroying insects include termites, carpenter ants, powder post beetles, and wood-boring beetles.

During a WDI inspection, the inspector thoroughly examines the interior and exterior of the property, including areas such as crawl spaces, basements, attics, and around the foundation. They look for signs of infestation, such as live insects, dead insects, discarded wings, mud tubes (created by termites), wood damage, and fungal growth.

When should you receive a WDI Inspection?

A WDI inspection should typically be received during the process of buying or selling a property, especially in areas prone to wood-destroying insects like termites. Lenders often require a WDI inspection for certain loan types, such as FHA and VA loans, to ensure the property meets their standards and to protect the buyer from potential structural damage caused by wood-destroying insects. Additionally, it’s a proactive step for homeowners to safeguard their investment and ensure the property’s integrity.


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