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Wood Destroying Insect Inspection

Cleveland, OH WDI Pest Inspections

Formal Termite Pest Inspections For Real Estate Transactions

Are you are purchasing, selling or refinancing a home? Most HUD, FHA, VA loans now require wood destroying insect inspections to be performed. Hire Lakewood Exterminating, an Ohio Licensed Pesticide Business, to perform your WDI pest inspection. All inspections are filled out electronically using Ohio’s only approved form for reporting WDI inspections, NPMA-33 form.

Completed Reports Printed On Site And Provided To Customer For Same Day Submission.

If your Real Estate Contract similarly states that: “The Seller shall, at Seller’s expense, have the property inspected for WDI by a qualified inspector, and furnish a report of the findings…”

Call To Schedule Your WDI Inspection: (216) 466-2486

What Is a Wood Destroying Insect Inspection?

“The purpose of the WDI Inspection is to provide the parties with a factual report of the inspector’s observations as to the presence or absence of visible evidence from WDI, damage due to any such infestation, and recommendation(s) for treatment(s) necessary for control of any infestation(s) noted, based upon a careful and professional visual inspection of the areas which were open and accessible for visual inspection with in or on the structure(s) listed on the Real Estate Contract on the day that the inspection was performed. The Ohio Department of Agriculture

Covered Pests And Structures:

  • Wood Destroying Insects:

    • Subterranean termites
    • Drywood termites
    • Carpenter ants
    • Carpenter bees
    • Powder post beetles.

    Any other wood destroying insect found during the inspection is mentioned in “Additional Comments” Section.

  • Covered Structures:

    • Main structure (house)
    • Any attachments to the main structure (excluding fences)
    • Porches and decks when attached to the main structure,
    • Additions and attached garages.

    People ordering the WDI inspection must request any detached structures to be included.

  • Structures Not Covered:

    • Fence posts
    • Stumps
    • Mulch
    • Landscape timbers/ railroad ties, and wood piles

    When not located within a covered structure. May be mentioned in “Additional Comments” Section.

Any visible evidence of wood destroying insects in or on the covered structures will be reported on the inspection.

Live insects do not need to be present on or in the covered structure to report it as infested.

Termite Evidence

  • Mud shelter tubes
  • Detached swarmer wings
  • Excavated wood debris

Carpenter Ant Evidence

  • Excavated wood usually containing pieces of insect carcasses.

Carpenter Bee Evidence

  • Round holes in deck rails, porch ceilings, or fascia boards.
  • Fecal matter and pollen debris adjacent to nests.
  • Woodpecker damage exposing carpenter bee galleries in siding.

Signs Of Previous Treatment:

Companies contracted to provide termite service will often use printed stickers to indicate the termite control service that they provided. Look for them on the furnace, hot water tank, or electric panel.

Finding termite bait stations are signs of a previous termite treatment. Drill holes also indicate previous termite treatments. These might be found along foundation walls and through concrete slabs.

How To Prepare For Your WDI Inspection:

  • Gather relevant information from the other parties involved. Know what structures are included in the purchase contract, and therefore need to be inspected. Share pertinent information about closing. By doing so you will allow for sufficient delivery time.
  • Attain a copy of the Seller Disclosure Form. Here the Seller discloses structural problems, water leaks, roof damage, and past WDI treatments. These can be very benefical to provide the WDI inspector.
  • Remove Clutter. Provide access to inspect all areas of the structure. Relocate belongings away from the perimeter walls. This way the inspector will have the ability to provide a more accurate report.
  • Clear crawlspace and attic entry points. Clear the undersides of decks and porches too. Access doors greater than 18″ by 18″ will be part of the inspection. So be sure your inspector has room to work.
  • Secure pets. Thus we will not be responsible of pets left of the property during service.
  • Notify adjacent property owners if access to their property is required to inspect certain areas of the structure.
  • Do not clean or remove possible evidence of wood destroying insects.