Wood Destroying Insect Inspection (WDI)

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A Wood Destroying Insect Inspection or WDI (commonly referred to as a Termite Inspection) is an inspection that is required by most lenders. As the name suggests, the WDI is an inspection for wood destroying insects including: termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and reinfesting wood boring beetles.

Some tips from the National Pest Management Association to consider completing to help protect your home against wood destroying insects:
  • Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well-ventilated and dry.
  • Eliminate leaks at exterior faucets, water pipes, and air conditioning units outside the home.
  • Repair fascia and soffits and rotted roof shingles.
  • Replace weather-stripping and repair loose caulk and mortar around basement foundation and windows.
  • Direct water away from your house through downspouts that discharge away from the foundation and keep your gutters clear.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from your house and five inches off the ground.
  • Keep mulch at least 15 inches from the foundation.
  • Remove rotting tree stumps from the property.
  • Have a termite inspection every year.

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