WDO Inspections

Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) Inspections

Hitman Termite & Pest Control performs Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) inspection for Wood Destroying Organisms. This inspection is also called a termite inspection. It’s called a WDO Inspection because termites are one of several wood destroying organisms in the world. A WDO inspector is specifically trained to look for things that the average person is not. They inspect the attic for specific kind of damage that indicates the house has a possible WDO infestation. Always hire a qualified inspector to perform your WDO Inspection.

Avoiding New WDO Infestations

the inspector will point out things that could lead to a new termite infestation, or support an existing termite infestation, including firewood and other debris stored outside and against the home, wood siding contact with the soil, and grade that does not slope away from the foundation. Other potential concerns may include mulching materials, landscape timbers and deteriorated wood in the home’s vicinity. The WDO inspector will provide detailed reports on the condition of the home, including notations of structural damage related to termites and other WDOs.

Damage Caused By WDO Infestations

Termites can cause more than $5 billion in property damage each year, and are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. Unless a buyer knows what to look for, termites can be hard to find with the naked eye and therefore it could take three to eight years before the signs of an infestation are apparent. To avoid getting stuck with extensive damage that is typically not covered by homeowners’ insurance, buyers should always request a wood-boring pest inspection before finalizing the purchase of a home.

Not all home inspectors can legally perform WDO inspections unless they work for a licensed pest control company and have been properly trained. Always hire a qualified home inspector to perform your WDO.


Wood Rot fungi is another common wood destroying organism. Common signs are darkened areas of wood that are falling apart due to water intrusion. These areas are an attractant for carpenter ants as well as termites. A Sodium Borate imperative application is done for this infestation. It not only dries up the existing fungus but also leaves a residual. Of course it is important that any water intrusion is corrected.

Again an environmentally sound solution to your pest control problem.. Subterranean Termites is a termite that is underground, this problem is corrected by a non-repellant chemical that is injected into the ground around your foundation, where these termites have been known to gain entry to your biggest investment, your home.