All types of homes are susceptible to an infestation of termites (wood destroying organisms), even if your home is made of stone or brick. Most windows, doors and walls are made of wood which means no home is safe.
Its important to include a wood destroying organism inspection during a general home inspection. During a wood destroying organism (WDO) inspection the home inspector is checking for any signs of infestation.
Any evidence of wood destroying organisms must be visible and accessible. The types of wood destroying organisms the home inspector is looking for are subterranean termites, wood destroying beetles, and wood destroying fungi.
Some signs to look for if you suspect you have an infestation of wood destroying organisms are....
-shelter tubes or mud tubes
-wings around windows or on the floor
-small nail looking holes
-holes the size of your pinky finger
-wood shavings on floor or ground
-wood appearing a whitish-yellow color with an odor
-wet or spongy wood when probed
Call for your wood destroying organism inspection today!!!
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