Termites – Wood Destroying Organisms

As apart of any transaction the bank usually requires a WDO (wood destroying organisms) Inspection, commonly referred to as the Termite Inspection. During the course of our Home Inspection we are trained to be looking for obvious visual signs of these problems, giving you double the protection when combined with your official WDO Inspection.

Wood Destroying Organisms can spell disaster if left untreated

Termites are insects that feed on dead plant material, mostly in the form of wood, leaves, soil or animal fecal matter. These insects can be very destructive to the wood used in building homes. As they are often extremely difficult to spot before substantial damage is already underway, immediate action upon the first indicator of termite activity is critical.

You may not always be aware of Termite Infestation

Termites will typically destroy wood without breaking through to the outside layer, allowing the activity to go unnoticed. A distinguishing sign of termite damage is a hollow piece of wood or wings and droppings left behind. The Orlando climate creates ideal conditions for the attraction and creation of breeding grounds for many types of termites.

If you have any suspicions of possible termite or other wood destroying organism activity in your home or would like the peace of mind that comes with a pest-free home, you should schedule an inspection now with our third party licensed WDO inspector.