When people hear the word ‘wood destroying organism,’ most of them immediately think of termites. This is a great first guess – especially since termites damage over half a million homes yearly. In reality, these tiny bugs fall into a subgroup of WDOs known as wood destroying insects. They share this title with carpenter bees, powderpost beetles, carpenter ants and other pests.
A WDO inspection by a trained professional can identify issues early, protecting homeowners, buyers, and sellers from more costly repairs later.
When performing a WDO inspection, we look for more than just these insects. Wood decay, evidence of past infestations, damage to wooden structures, evidence of past treatments and favorable conditions for infestations are all potential issues we will look for. Any of these signs can indicate the presence of these organisms.