How Do I Get a WDI Report in Atlanta GA?

When buying, selling, or refinancing a home in Atlanta, it is always required to get a Wood Destroying Insect Report. This WDI report is executed by a registered pest control company and used to document either the presence or absence of wood-destroying pests on the property. These reports also identify potential issues that may lead to future infestations, which is why it’s so important for homeowners to make sure they receive a thorough WDI report when buying or selling a home.

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What Happens During a WDI Inspection?

When a pest control company is hired to create a WDI report, there are several steps involved.

  1. A thorough inspection is carried out visually as an experienced inspector checks all possible areas for signs of wood-boring insects.
  2. Inspectors will look for current physical signs of pests, as well as past evidence of activity and risks of potential future activity.
  3. All accessible areas within the wooden structure, including decks and porches, will be thoroughly investigated. Any area that is not accessible without causing damage, such as wall voids, beneath carpets and flooring will likely not be inspected. Additional fees may apply if those areas are to be inspected.
  4. The report will be created and will indicate the presence or absence of wood-destroying pest activity, including termites, carpenter ants, and powder post beetles, etc. It will also indicate the risk of future infestations and any evidence of previous treatment.

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Why Do I Need a Wood Destroying Insect Report?

As the buyer or seller of a home, a WDI report is always required, and for good reason. It’s vital to ensure that the home you’re acquiring or moving away from is in a good condition and lacks evidence of wood-destroying pest activity. In the case your WDI report indicates active termite activity, you may be able to renegotiate the purchase price of the home you’re buying, which could save you money! For this reason, homeowners should always include this essential preventative pest control step when buying or selling a home.