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More Than Just Termites
The acronym WDO stands for Wood Destroying Organism and is used to classify pests and fungi that actually digest wood, i.e. they use your home as a source of food. Because WDOs often present little evidence of activity, they can go unnoticed for years and can be difficult to detect. Organisms included in a WDO inspection report include the following:
- Termites, including subterranean and drywood varieties
- Wood boring beetles, such as Powderpost Beetles
- Wood decaying fungi (i.e. wood rot)
They’re a Bigger Problem than You Think
WDO inspections are required for VA or FHA mortgages as well as other loans from many financial institutions — and for good reason. Common industry estimates pin termite damage alone at around $5 billion every year in the United States. The average cost for repair after a termite infestation is $3,000, but can be much higher depending on the extent of the damage and what part of the home they fed on. Get Directions for more details.
WDO Inspection Report
in Baltimore and Surrounding Areas
Old Line Home Inspections provides pre-purchase home inspections in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County — including the communities of Baltimore, Frederick, Westminster, Mount Airy, Sykesville, Marriottsville, New Market, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Columbia, Ellicott City, and Laurel. Not sure if that’s you? Give us a call at (410) 236-3027 or send us an email.