The State of Texas requires that an official inspection of all structures be performed by a licensed, and properly insured, Pest Control Provider whenever a home or business is being bought or sold.
The purpose of the report is to inform the new owner about the presence of any wood destroying insects, whether past or present, and about the probability of infestation in the future. The primary insects of concern are Termites, Carpenter Ants and wood boring Beetles. The actual inspection is mainly based on visual evidence of past activity, or present findings of live insects. The inspector also makes an evaluation of whether “conducive” conditions exist that may greatly increase the chance that these pests will someday attack the wood, or wood based, structure.
- Mud tubes built for traveling above ground
- Damaged or hollow-sounding wood
- Pinholes in drywall or wallpaper
- Small piles of sawdust
- Piles of small wings
- Other specific termite indicators
Our experience and training assures that a thorough inspection will be performed. All too often the WDI Report is overlooked, or put off until the last minute before the closing on the sale of the property. Since there are very few Pest Control Providers that have the experience to write the WDI Reports, the closing often can be delayed by days, or even weeks, especially if it is deemed that a treatment will be needed to correct infestation problems.
Our company promises a one or two day response to complete the inspection and publish the report, thus taking a lot of pressure off the homeowner and their realtors.