Get a termite (or wood destroying organism) inspection from Edwards Home Inspection Company

More Than Just Termites

While primarily focused on termites, our pest inspections include other wood destroying insects along with other pests. The acronym WDI stands for Wood Destroying Insect, and is used to classify pests and fungus that actually digest wood, i.e. they use your home as a source of food. Because WDIs often present little evidence of activity, they can go unnoticed for years and can be difficult to detect. Organisms included in our termite/pest inspection include:

  • Termites, including subterranean and drywood varieties
  • Wood boring beetles, such as Powderpost Beetles
  • Carpenter ants
  • Bed bugs
Wood damage on the exterior of a home, caused by termites.

They're a Bigger Problem than You Think

WDO inspections are required for VA or FHA mortgages as well as other loans from many financial institutions — and for good reason. Common industry estimates pin termite damage alone at around $5 billion every year in the United States. The average cost for repair after a termite infestation is $3,000, but can be much higher depending on the extent of the damage and what part of the home they fed on.

WDO Inspection Report

A properly trained inspector is required because wood destroying organisms can be difficult to detect and identify. A WDO inspection is a visual inspection of the accessible components of the home including the crawlspace, attic, exterior, and so on. The inspection looks for evidence of active or past infestation such as wood damage, dead or living termites or beetles, mud tubes, etc. The inspection also looks for conditions that may lead to infestation such as soil contact with wood, windows, standing water, and more.

Live termites feasting on a wood floor inside a home.

Termite Inspections in Memphis and Surrounding Areas in Tennessee and Arkansas

Edwards Home Inspection Company provides termite inspections in Memphis, Tennessee and surround communities in Bartlett, Germantown, Munford, Cordova, Millington, and Shelby County as well as Crittenden County in Arkansas. Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (901) 672-7394 or send us an email.

Make sure Wood Destroying Organisms aren't making a meal out of your home. Schedule your inspection now or give us a call at (901) 672-7394.
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