WDO InspectionsOur inspectors are Florida Licensed and authorized treatment providers.
“WDO” stands for “wood destroying organisms”
and includes various types of Termites, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees, Powder-Post Beetles, Various types of wood eating fungi, just to name some of the common organisms found in the South Florida area.
Here’s what we look for when performing a pest inspection:
We have two main types of termites in the area, subterranean termites, and dry wood termites. Subterranean termites reside in the soil and they feast above the surface so any spare wood that might be lying around or even the outside wood attached to the home could be an appealing food source. Dry wood termites need very little moisture to survive and need no contact with the soil; instead they swarm seasonally and can simply enter openings or gaps into the home structure. They can cause damage to non-decaying wood like in your attic, siding, or wooden furniture. Do to this risk, most home buyers hold in high priority this inspection. As a courtesy, our inspectors also provide a general pest and insect inspection of ants, roaches, etc. and provide treatment cost estimates in the digital report. Contact us for a WDO Inspection
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Wood Destroying Organisms
- Signs of swarming. If there’s a swarm on the interior of your home that’s a strong indication that the structure is infested with subterranean termites. This may be found your windows, doors, or lighted areas.
- Mud tubes. Tunnels made of soil and wood cellulose around the homes foundation or in the attic, a crawlspace, or garage could be an indication that termites have been present or may still be present in the home.
- Damage to wood beams. As we inspect the home, we will tap on the wood with a mallet looking for hollow sounds, which could be an indication the termites have attacked the wood inside. If there are deep grooves on the softer innermost portion, termites may be eating the wood from the inside out.
- High moisture content. Subterranean termites are looking for moisture so it’s important to check the moisture level of walls or wood trim with a thermal imaging camera.
- Access points. Wood fencing that touches the home, piles of firewood, mulch, or bushes could be an access point for termites and other pests.
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