If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you know that part of the process usually involves what is commonly called a “termite inspection.” This type of inspection generates what is officially called a Wood-Destroying Organism (WDO) report. The report outlines the findings of the inspection of a property—inside and out—and makes recommendations for needed repairs, as well as for the extermination of any termites or other wood-destroying pests.
Buyers: Don’t Forego a Termite Inspection
As a buyer in a seller’s market (like the one we currently seem to be in), it can be tempting to waive the WDO report as a way to entice the seller to choose your offer over others. However, this might be a risky strategy. A WDO inspection can turn up a multitude of issues—ones that you definitely want to be aware of before you sign the final purchase papers.
A WDO report will not only tell you if the house has termites, but it will also point out the presence of any other wood-destroying organisms including certain types of beetles, carpenter ants, as well as any fungus or dry rot.
If you will be obtaining a mortgage to purchase your new home, waiving the WDO report is likely not even an option, as most lenders require the report as a condition of the loan. But even if you won’t be taking out a mortgage (like if you are paying cash or if the seller is financing the sale), having a termite inspection completed by a reputable Fallbrook pest control company is in your best interest. You don’t want to find out after it’s too late (after the real estate deal has closed) that you have a wood-destroying pest problem on your hands.
Sellers: Use an Experienced Fallbrook Pest Control Company to Complete the WDO Report
Not all WDO reports are created equal! The ones completed by our technicians are easy to read and clearly identify the next steps to correct any issues that turned up during the inspection. What is more, we complete inspections and the ensuing reports in a timely manner. We understand the tight timelines often associated with real estate transactions, and we work hard to make sure our work doesn’t hold up the process.
At Knockout Pest Control & Termite, we are also able to complete the repairs ourselves. We have an in-house general contractor who is experienced in repairing wood damage—anything from a simple fascia replacement to completely rebuilding a wood deck. We complete the repairs in a way that makes it look like the damage never even happened, including painting or staining the replaced portion to match the existing portions.
Contact Knockout Pest Control for Termite Inspections and WDO Reports
You don’t have to wait until you sell your home to call about a wood-destroying organism inspection. You can contact Knockout Pest Control at any time to have us complete a thorough inspection of the structures on your property. Contact us today to schedule your inspection.