Termite/WDO Inspections



A termite inspection is the common name for a “Wood Destroying Organisms Inspection” (WDO). A WDO is a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of a home for evidence of wood-destroying insects or organisms. The inspector will visually inspect the entire interior of a home including entering any sub-space, crawlspaces, attics and the exterior of the property.
A WDO inspection report will include any evidence of the following during the inspection:
• Live termites or other wood destroying organisms.
• Evidence of infestation by termites or other wood destroying organisms (including wood destroying fungi).
• Damage by the termites or other wood destroying organisms.
• Previous treatment for termites or other wood destroying organisms.

The inspector must report the common name of the wood destroying organism identified and the location of the evidence. If any of these areas are not accessible for inspection, these areas and the reason they are inaccessible will be reported. A professional WDO inspection by a certified home inspector will give you a clear idea of whether there is evidence of any past or present wood destroying organisms, and will further aide in making sound financial decisions and protecting your investment.

How long does a WDO inspection take?
The average WDO inspection on average takes between 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the residence. Other conditions of the home and property including attic clutter; storage of personal items, etc can also extend inspection time.