Combined Building and Inspection Experience Since 1997

WDO (Wood Destroying Organisms) Report

In-conjunction with Kentech Pest Control

Termite / WDO Inspection

Jacksonville FL WDO inspectionsSometimes called “termite inspections,” this specialized inspection looks for damage caused by any insect, primarily termites. They feed on and nest in the wood that supports your home’s frame, porch, patio, flooring, ceiling, and other places. Of course, not all wood-destroying insects are termites. Ants, bees, beetles, and various larvae are also known for making a buffet of your home’s wooden elements, compromising the soundness and integrity of your home. The damage caused by wood-destroying insects can certainly lead to the sharp devaluation of your property’s value and increase the danger for occupants.

WDO inspection looks for evidence of infestation by termites (both subterranean and dry wood types), wood decay, and wood-devouring beetles, as well as evidence of pest infestations, damage to wood, etc. A WDO report is commonly called a “Termite Inspection.”

TERMITE FACTS:

  • Live for 15 years
  • Have four wings
  • Lay 1 egg every 15 seconds
  • Burrow tiny mud tunnels to a source of wood
  • Leave sawdust near windows
  • Enjoy wood resulting from leaky plumbing
  • Destroys an entire house in about 2-3 years
  • Found in every U.S. state except Alaska
  • Help the food chain by recycling wood for the soil

IT IS OFTEN DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TERMITES AND ANTS. TERMITES HAVE TWO PAIRS OF WINGS (FRONT AND BACK) AND ARE OF ALMOST EQUAL LENGTH. ANTS ALSO HAVE TWO PAIRS OF WINGS, BUT THE FORE WINGS ARE MUCH LARGER THAN THE HIND WINGS.

Also, termites have relatively straight antennae while ants have elbowed antennae.

  • Ants generally do not swarm at the same time as termites, but it can happen.
  • Termites have straight antennae, and ants have elbowed antennae
  • Ants have a narrow waist, and Termites have a thick waist
  • Termites have four wings that are all equal in length
  • Ants have four wings, however, two are larger, and two are smaller

REGULAR TERMITE INSPECTIONS IS A NECESSITY

However, each of these has one principle: to consume wood. When left untreated, they will destroy all the wood in their path. This is why it is so important to carry out a regular Termite Inspection and take necessary steps. Superior Inspections has partnered with Kentech Pest Control. Call us today to schedule your WDO inspection.

Jacksonville FL – A thriving job market, with great home values, entrepreneurial growth, dynamic festival scenes, and pretty much anything you could ever want or need. Jacksonville FL is a city where you can work, live, and play, and makes it one of the most livable places in America.

Are you ready to move to Jacksonville FL, a great place to live! Home to clean beaches and coastline, and a city full of natural beauty and wildlife. Then Superior Inspections is ready to be your home-buying advocate, making sure you have the information you need to make an informed home-buying decision.

Our professional home inspectors will thoroughly evaluate all aspects of the home or condo you are looking to buy. Our professionals at Superior Inspections perform a thorough visual inspection to make sure we uncover any issues or concerns that could impact the property value before closing. All findings will be included in a comprehensive, digital inspection report that will be delivered to you the same day.

Schedule Your Inspection Today Right From Our Website Or
Call Us Now At 833-396-8377

…Because a Superior home for your family deserves no less than a quality SUPERIOR home inspection.

Our Reviews

Our Videos

Our Location

Qualifications and Certificate

Skip to content