In 2020, the housing market created a $1 billion industry for home and property sales. That means a lot of WDI reports. Every home sale requires a wood-destroying insect report, and you can set up appointments for those right here with us.
What is a WDI Report?
A WDI report is a comprehensive document that includes a pest inspection that looks for the presence of wood-destroying insects. It also looks at past damage and repairs. So, if you are selling a house, a WDI report will tell potential buyers:
- If there is wood damage caused by insects.
- If wood-destroying insects are present
- What type of wood-destroying insects are present
- If there had been wood damage and the condition of the repairs
- If there is damage that has not been repair
The list of wood-destroying insects includes many common insects, from beetles to termites. These are insects that chew wood for one reason or another. They include:
- Termites — Termites eat wood and are quite fond of the wooden foundation pieces and thicker support timbers in floors, walls, and rafters.
- Carpenter Ants — These larger ants do not eat wood, but they chew galleries inside larger pieces of wood, including 2×4’s to create living space. The larger the colony of carpenter ants, the more damage they do.
- Carpenter Bees — Like carpenter ants, carpenter bees do not eat wood. They, too, chew wood to excavate nests in which they raise their young. These pests are well-known as insects that destroy wooden decks, fences, rafters, and siding on homes.
- Wood-Boring Beetles — A large grouping of beetle species destroy wood. They can also destroy living trees and may be imported to new homes or remodel projects in the lumber.
We work with real estate agencies, sellers, buyers, and other entities to produce WDI reports throughout the Bryan and College Station communities. Give us a call to make an appointment or ask questions.