Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) Inspections: Protecting Your

What are they?

Wood destroying insect (WDI) inspections (also known as Termite Inspections or Pest Inspections), are thorough
examinations of a property to identify the presence of insects that can cause
structural damage, primarily focusing on:

  • Termites: These silent destroyers eat away at wood from the inside out, often going unnoticed until significant
    damage occurs.
  • Carpenter Ants: While not as destructive as termites, carpenter ants can still cause significant
    damage by burrowing through wood to create nests.
  • Powderpost beetles:
    These smaller insects create small, round holes in wood as they tunnel and feed.
  • Carpenter Bees:
    These large bee burrow into wood to lay eggs, leaving behind exit holes and potentially weakening structural elements. The larvae in these holes also attract woodpeckers who will further damage the wood to get to this food source.

Why are they important?

WDI inspections are crucial for several reasons:

  • Protect your investment:
    Early detection of an infestation allows for prompt treatment, minimizing potential damage and saving you money on repairs in the long run.
  • Peace of mind:
    Knowing your property is free of wood-destroying insects provides peace of mind and avoids potential anxieties about future damage.
  • Mortgage requirement:
    Some lenders or specialty loans such as FHA, VA, or USMA may require a WDI inspection before approving a mortgage on a property.
  • Real estate transaction:
    WDI inspections are often a standard part of the real estate transaction process, protecting both buyers and sellers.
  • Identify risk factors:
    Even if no current infestation is found, the inspection can identify conditions conducive to future infestations, allowing for preventative

Our licensed and qualified Wood Destroying Insect Inspectors are trained to identify signs of infestation and potential risk factors.

By scheduling a WDI inspection, you take a proactive step towards protecting your property from costly damage caused by wood-destroying
insects, use the link below or call us at 419-503-3644 to schedule your Wood Destroying Insect Inspection today!

Wood Destroying Insect Inspection