WDO Inspection Reports
If you’re in the process of purchasing or selling a home, it’s imperative that a WDO (wood destroying organism) inspection is completed as part of the due diligence. At HomePro Inspections, we offer WDO reports through 20/20 Pest Intervention, and recommend that it be completed as an addition to a comprehensive home inspection. Request a quote now or call (904) 268-8211 to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.
This service inspects for visible and accessible evidence of infestation or damage from wood destroying organisms.
- May be required by lender during real estate transaction
- Utilizes moisture meters, infrared imaging, and probing
This service is appropriate if your WDO report documents damage from a previous pest infestation, but when there is no reasonable and cost effective way to repair that damage.
- Investigation to determine structural soundness
- This service can be done after any WDO report done by any company
** WDO Training and Services provided by 20/20 Pest Intervention. 2500 W Lake Mary Blvd., Suite #107, Lake Mary, FL 32746
Choose HomePro & 20/20 Pest Intervention for Your WDO Inspection
Choosing 20/20PI for your wood destroying organism inspection and report is a smart move – 20/20PI are industry experts that provide the most thorough inspection available.
Only inspection specialists perform your WDO, who will never try to sell you additional pest control or treatment services.
The use of moisture meters around windows detects sources of leaks which can attract wood destroying organisms.
Infrared thermal cameras detect moisture in places it can’t be seen during visual inspections.
Inspection of areas that other companies routinely disclaim, including roofs, attics, crawlspaces, etc.
The State of Florida encourages “sounding” and “probing” for WDO as deemed necessary, for a more complete inspection.
Color photographs are included with every WDO report, making areas to repair easier to identify.
WDO inspectors with years of experience in the construction industry and related trades will complete your inspection.
Attend your entire WDO inspection! It’s an opportunity to see the process, point out areas of concern, and ask questions for clarity.
Tips to Prevent & Detect Termites
- Keep mulch at least 12 inches from your home’s foundation.
- Remove all scrap wood and wooden debris from near your home.
- Do not over water your lawn near your home’s foundation.
- Beware of bubbled paint or visible, pencil-sized mud tubes running across concrete or connecting soil to wood.
- Ensure gutters discharge water at least 3 feet from your home.
- Look for piles of discarded termite wings on window sills, countertops, and floors.
- Look for small piles of wood residue or shavings, tiny wood holes, crumbling drywall, or sagging doors.
- Keep gutters clean and free of leaves and debris.
Frequently Asked WDO Report Questions
A WDO (wood destroying organism) report is a written report based on the inspection of a home for visible and accessible evidence or an infestation or damage caused by wood destroying organisms. The report is commonly referred to as a termite inspection, clearance letter, or termite letter.
WDO inspections check for termites, powder post beetles, old house borers, and wood decaying fungi. They do not report on evidence of carpenter ants or carpenter bees.
Decks are included on the WDO report if they are attached or contiguous with the home. Only the portion of any fence touching or adjoining to the home is included on the WDO report.
Inspectors are required to have a pest control ID card issued by the state of Florida, indicating they have completed specialized training to perform WDO inspections.
A “clear” report indicates that there is no existing evidence of WDO infestations or damage to visible and accessible areas of the property.
It does not mean that the buyer can be absolutely certain that there are no wood destroying organisms infesting the structure or that there is no existing damage. Infestations can be hidden behind walls or other inaccessible locations and not detected during an inspection, or the seller may have recently repaired damage from previous WDO infestations.
This can happen even with a proper inspection. In addition to the WDO Report, we recommend that the buyer obtains and reviews documentation related to previous termite treatment and protection contracts as part of the due diligence process.
Any report of “visible damage” or infestation is an indication that termites or other wood destroying organisms have been or are currently present in the structure. Repairs may or may not have resolved the issue. Home buyers should investigate further to determine the current status of WDO protection on the structure and if the repaired damage was a symptom of a more extensive infestation.
Additional WDO Resources
WDO Report FormDownload
WDO Report InstructionsDownload
WDO Inspection InstructionsDownload
WDO Inspector License SearchSearch
Termite Contract InformationDownload
Protection Against TermitesDownload
Proper Termite TreatmentDownload
Tips on Purchasing Pest ControlDownload
HomePro Inspections is located in Jacksonville, FL, and serves St. Augustine and the surrounding areas. In addition to WDO inspections by 20/20PI, we provide full home inspections, home warranties, environmental services, and more. Request a quote now or call (904) 268-8211 to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.