What Is A WDIIR Inspection?
If you're buying, selling, or even refinancing an Arizona home, you could need a Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Report (WDIIR). WDIIRs are more commonly known as termite reports. State-licensed professional inspectors compile these state-regulated reports after inspecting the property and identifying infestations of wood-destroying insects and conditions that could lead to such infestations. Contrary to the phrase "termite report," WDIIRs look for more than just termites – because more than just termites can destroy the wood in your home. You also have to worry about carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and even wood-boring beetles!
ACTION Termite & Pest Control is licensed by the Arizona Office of Pest Management to perform these inspections and write WDIIRs. When we inspect a property, we look for signs of insects that can damage or destroy wood around the home. While no state law requires us to do this, WDIIRs are usually required by whatever lending institution is involved in the sale of the property. However, even if you're buying with straight cash, it's vital to ensure you know what you're getting into when it comes to dangerous insects.
Benefits Of A WDIIR Inspection
The main benefit of a WDIIR inspection is that it gives you a solid understanding of a structure's wood-destroying organism problems. You might think a regular old inspection can take care of this, but that's just not the case. Standard home inspectors are not trained in all the sneaky ways insects can infest your home – and they are sneaky. Termites rarely leave their nests unless they're ready to mate, meaning homeowners can live in a house with a termite infestation for months or even years without ever having a clue.
Carpenter ants are a little less clandestine. They have to forage for food, so it's a lot more likely a homeowner will see them moseying around the house. However, most homeowners who lay eyes on carpenter ants will have no idea what they're looking at. If they don't have professional pest control come out on a regular basis, they may never know they need to treat for carpenter ants.
It's very easy to buy a home that's had a termite or carpenter ant infestation for years without the current homeowner being aware. The WDIIR inspection is how you protect yourself from buying a property with a big, expensive bug problem. At ACTION Termite & Pest Control, our experts have the training to spot even the most subtle signs of an infestation. We can protect you from unknowingly buying a property that needs thousands of dollars in extermination costs and potentially tens of thousands in repairs. Even if you decide to go through with the purchase, you can ensure the insect problem and any repairs are taken care of by the seller.
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If you're financing a home purchase or refinancing your existing home, you likely won't have a choice but to get a WDIIR. But even if you're purchasing your new home with cash, you should still get a WDIIR inspection to know what it is you're buying – and what insects have been living in your new home alongside its old occupants. A WDIIR is especially essential for homes that have not had professional pest control in Phoenix or homes that have been unoccupied for a while. So if you need a fast and thorough WDIIR inspection, call ACTION Termite & Pest Control or visit our contact page today!