WDIR: Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Why They’re Important
Here’s how a WDIR can pay off in the end
Termites are tiny insects that cause big damage. Because they feed on wood, they often turn to homes and businesses. Here, they eat these structures from the inside, causing billions of dollars in property damage each year. Termites live and feed within the walls. Therefore, it is difficult to detect them until the damage is already done. Read on to learn more about why getting a WDIR (Wood Destroying Insect Report) can help save you money in the long run.
A WDIR is a document issued by a licensed pest control inspector after a thorough inspection of your property. This report is a standard step in any real estate transaction. WDIRs are drawn up to protect potential buyers from purchasing a property that has either current or former termite damage. They also indicate whether there was a past or current infestation and whether that infestation was treated.
Pest control experts do a visual inspection of your property in search of termites and termite damage. During the inspection they pay special attention to certain structural points. This is particularly true for structures that consist largely of wood, which makes it more vulnerable to termites. The WDIR also outlines past termite activity and old damage from previous infestations. Evidence of old infestations can include dead termites, discarded wings, droppings, and wood debris.
Why You Need a WDIR
If you’re in the process of buying a property, a WDIR is a must. If you skip this step, you could find yourself in possession of a termite-ravaged property or even one with a current infestation. A WDIR is also important in refinancing or selling a home to ensure that a deal goes through.
How We Can Help
When you need a WDIR, it’s vital to call on someone you trust. The experienced team of exterminators at Resolution Pest have been issuing WDIRs since 1999 and are an established member of the community. We’ve proven our ability to find and eradicate termites and wood-boring insect infestations of all kinds. So call on us to come inspect your property today by calling 610-337-7378 for a free estimate.
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