Wood Destroying Insect (WDI)
A Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) Inspection is commonly required for a Real Estate transaction and Loyalty Home Inspections, LLC will complete your termite inspection. A proper termite and WDI inspection consists of several steps including the exterior of the home, looking for damage caused by any type of insect, primarily termites that feed on, and nest in, the wood that supports your home's structure or wood components, and other signs of termite activity such as termite shelter tubes, as well as conditions conducive to termite and other WDI infestation. There are about 2,000 species of termites. The inspector will also look for evidence of infestation by other wood-destroying insects because of course, not all wood-destroying insects are termites. Ants, bees and beetles, and numerous larva are also notorious for making a meal or playground of your home's wooden elements and thereby compromising the integrity of your home's ability to support itself.
An inspection of the interior of the home, with special emphasis on the lower levels of the home and any openings to the exterior that are for the most part prone to WDI infestation. The inspection typically involves visually inspecting, tapping, probing, and sounding susceptible wood. The inspector will also be looking for live termites and other insects as well evidence of past infestation and conditions conducive to a future infestation.
The damage caused by wood-destroying insects can certainly lead to the sharp depreciation of your property's value as well as increasing the danger for residents. The termite inspector can answer any of your questions at the time of the termite inspection.
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