The materials that make up the structures we live in can be subject to damage from wood destroying insects; such damage can have structural implications for the home. When purchasing a new home, or as part of on-going home monitoring, we recommend obtaining a Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) Inspection; in addition, some financial lenders will require that an inspection be obtained.
The objective of the WDI inspection is to examine your home for termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and reinfesting wood boring beetles. This inspection is non-destructive, visible, and of the readily accessible areas of the structure, including attics and crawlspaces. The inspection will include probing unobstructed and accessible areas to determine the presence or absence of visual evidence of wood destroying insects, signs of previous treatments, and recommendations for treatment as needed.