It’s like something out of a bad dream. You finally find the perfect home, you move in and start to enjoy your new living space, only to find out months or years down the road that your perfect home is infested with termites. The previous homeowners did not take termite control seriously. Unfortunately, for too many homeowners, this bad dream is a reality, and in many cases, it could have been prevented before they ever moved in.
If you are looking to purchase an existing home, you need to be talk to your real estate agent about having a WDIR (Wood Destroying Insect Report) done before you move in. The WDIR is different than the home inspection. A home inspector will inspect a number of components in a home, including mechanical and electrical systems, and the home’s structure. However, the home inspection will not show the extent of termite damage or an accurate history of termite control, because the home inspector is not licensed or trained to provide that information. A licensed pest control professional will be able to notate in a WDIR whether there is wood damage, what kind of wood destroying insect is causing the damage, and how extensive the damage is. They will also recommend termite control treatment plans if you choose to go through with the home sale.
While some states require a WDIR to be completed for the purchase of a home, many do not. Your real estate agent may not mention the need for a termite control inspection, but as the potential home buyer you can request that one be done. While termite control may be your biggest concern, other wood destroying insects, like carpenter bees and powder post beetles, could also be at fault. Having a WDIR completed by a termite control professional will either give you peace of mind about the home you plan to buy or it will allow you to make an informed decision based on the damage found.
The pest control team at ECO Advantage Termite & Pest Solutions, Inc. is able to perform a WDIR inspection for you and report the findings back to you and your real estate agent. We have performed over 5000 termite inspections in Fayetteville, Hope Mills, and the surrounding central North Carolina area. We specialize in termite control and pest control solutions. Call us at < href=”tel:9104256415″>(910) 425-6415 to set up your termite control inspection today!