What is a WDI Inspection?
WDI (Wood Destroying Insect) Inspections are a non-invasive analysis of a home to determine if there is a presence of destructive pests inside of a home. The insects that are typically classified as WDIs are termites and wood-eating beetles.
During a WDI Inspection, the inspector will look for signs of damage to the home’s wooden components.
WDI inspectors can tell if there has been damage from WDIs because there are signs that they are present, in addition to the damage being improbable of being caused by something else.
What Do WDI Inspectors Look For?
There are a few signs of damage that your inspector will look for when they are inspecting your home for signs of WDI infestations.
- Sawdust-like droppings
- Damaged wood members around windows or door frames
- Dirt or mud-like trails or tubes along the base of a home
- Swarms of winged insects outside of the home or inside the home, especially during the fall or spring when the larvae would hatch and leave the home colony
Why WDI Inspections are Important
Getting a WDI inspection is smart, and will give you peace of mind that the home is free from pests. However, if you choose not to get a WDI Inspection and the home actually does have pests living in it, this can be a serious problem.
WDIs can not only wreak havoc on your home’s wood, they can cause damage to trees near your home, sheds, barns, and any other wooden materials that you have nearby. WDIs are very small organisms, and can go undetected for years without professional investigation.