WHAT IS A WDO?
WDO stands for Wood Destroying Organism and refers to a report completed by licensed pest-control specialists detailing whether there exists wood-destroying insects in a home. This inspection is required by most lenders prior to closing a mortgage, and it's a good way for every homebuyer to learn whether these pests are present.
WHY DO I NEED A WDO?
Wood destroying organisms left unchecked can cause significant damage to your home. This damage can range from a few wall studs to total structural failure. What's worse is this activity usually goes completely unnoticed by most homeowners. This is because these insects typically borough through the ground or fly through the air, entering a home through tiny cracks or vents and ultimately finding their way inside walls, attics and crawl-spaces. From there the structural components of your home become an all-you-can-eat buffet, leaving you with a hefty bill. A WDO can alert you to problems before you buy, allowing you to address the issues before they become a costly mistake.