WDI (Termite Inspection)

Types of Termites

When buying a home in the Dallas Ft Worth area, you most likely will be required to obtain a WDI inspection by the bank, the mortgage company, or the loan guarantor (FHA, or VA) to obtain a loan to purchase the home.

Commonly referred to as termite inspections, WDI stands for “Wood Destroying Insect” or in other areas WDO stands for “Wood Destroying Organisms”,.

Many people look at the WDI inspection as an unnecessary expense. But the reality is that termites and other wood-destroying insects cost homeowners hundreds of millions of dollars every year in treatment costs and damage repair. For this reason it is strongly recommended for peace of mind that you have a WDI inspection by a licensed inspector.

During the WDI inspection a licensed inspector will perform a visual and physical inspection of the accessible areas of the home, looking for evidence of:

  • Infestation
  • conducive conditions
  • previous infestations
  • previous treatments.

by wood destroying insects (termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, wood-destroying beetles)

The inspector will provide a written report using  the “Texas Official Wood Destroying Insect Report Form SPCS/T-4”.

The report will detail :

  • conducive conditions observed,
  • presence or absence of active infestation,
  • previous infestation or
  • previous treatment
  • by wood destroying insects.

The report will also provide the inspector’s treatment recommendations for active infestation or evidence of previous infestation without evidence of previous treatment and/or corrective actions required if there are conducive conditions.