WDI Inspections

If you’re buying, selling, or refinancing your home, chances are you‘ll need a “Wood Destroying Insect” (WDI) Inspection.

A WDI Inspection is a written report of an inspection on a home, where visible and accessible evidence of infestation or damage by wood destroying insects is documented.

One is typically required for a closing and commonly called a "Termite Inspection", "Clearance Letter", or "Termite Letter".

1st Call Services specializes in WDI Inspections. One of our State Certified and Licensed technicians will inspect your property for five wood destroying insects: termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, powder-post beetles, and old house borer beetles.

Additionally, we inspect for water damage and conducive conditions which may contribute to infestation such as plumbing leaks or earth to wood contact.

Whether buying or selling a home, the experience can be a trying one. The last thing you want to worry about is who to call for this very important WDI Inspection.

Call us or schedule online We’re locally owned, family operated, and so confident in our inspectors, that we give a FREE 90 DAY WARRANTY ON ALL WDI INSPECTIONS.


Why Inspect?
Every year thousands of homes are attacked by termites or other wood destroying pests.
Home purchasers need to know if these pests are present before investing their money.
Therefore it is wise to have the property inspected by a representative of a licensed pest control company
who can detect the presence of wood destroying pests and can provide a report on his findings.

Who Orders An Inspection?
A pest control firm may be selected by the seller or his agent, lending institution, or buyer, depending on the state's real estate laws or established practice.
As a purchaser, you should be advised as to which company is doing the inspection and in some areas as a buyer you can make the selection.

What Does The Inspection Entail?
A qualified representative from the licensed pest control company will perform the inspection.
He inspects all visible areas of the structure which are readily accessible to him.
If he finds evidence of an infestation he reports the evidences on a specified form.
An inspection may include sounding or probing areas where infestations are suspected.

What If Evidence Of An Infestation Is Found?
The company will recommend the appropriate treatment to control the pest.
For termites, a treatment is usually warranted for a year,
Meaning if an infestation is found while the warranty is in effect, the company will retreat at no charge to you.




THREE TYPES OF REPORTS

1. No Visible Signs of termite activity.
During this inspection we found that the house appeared to have never had termite treatment.
A 6 month renewable service contract is included at no additional cost.

2. No Active Signs of termite activity.
This report finds no active termite activity at the time of our inspection, however, our interview with the owner of the house,
in addition to other visible evidence, makes it clear that at one time in the past there was as active condition of termites and it has been corrected.
We suggest that you contact the home owner, and verify if a service contract is currently in effect.
If not, a one year renewable service contract is available from Knockout at an additional cost.

3. Active Signs of Termites.
A current active termite condition has been found.
A proposal for the correction of both the termites and the damage caused by the termites will be provided.
Once 1st Call Services has corrected the termite problem, a renewable one year service contract will be issued.