4 Point Inspection

Starting at just $125

A 4 point inspection looks at the 4 major systems (Roof, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC) in an older home. An insurance company wants to know that an older home has been well maintained, and the major systems are in good working condition. 

WDI Inspection

Starting at just $99

 WDI or Wood Destroying Insect Inspection is an inspection where we look for signs and symptoms in your home for the following insects: Termites, Carpenter Bees, Carpenter Ants, Powder Post Beetles and Old Wood Borers. ​


WDI Inspection

Starting at just $99

 WDI or Wood Destroying Insect Inspection is an inspection where we look for signs and symptoms in your home for the following insects: Termites, Carpenter Bees, Carpenter Ants, Powder Post Beetles and Old Wood Borers. ​

Are termites in your home?


Termites are small insects that live in colonies that can grow into the thousands and even millions. A mature colony can cause structural damage to your home before you start to notice the signs of an infestation.

Swarming termites

Swarming termites have light brown to black bodies with a broad waist and straight antennae.


Termite Colony

Termites feed on the cellulose found in wood, plants, cotton fibers, and paper products.


Termite Mud Tubes

Termites create mud tubes to travel from the food source to their colonies.


Drywood Termites

Drywood termites are the most common termite to create kick-out holes. This is because drywood termites do not need contact with soil and often infest wood above ground.

Termite Damage Can Cost You Thousands

Termite damage can be more costly to repair than any other pest-related damage. A serious termite infestation can put you out $3,000 or more in repair costs.


Mature termite colonies can cause serious damage to your home that can cost several thousand dollars to repair if you wait too long. It is estimated that termites cause over $5 billion in damage every year here in the United States.


Thankfully, most termite infestations are found before serious damage has been caused. Small-scale termite infestations will be largely cosmetic and cost only a few hundred dollars. Termite infestations that last for around 5 years can cause structural damage in our homes. When this is the case, repair costs will be much higher.



How Do Termites Get 

Into My House?

They typically enter homes at ground level or below, but they can build mud tubes to enter spots several feet above ground level. One of the most common ways termites get in your home is through wood-to-ground contact, including doorframes, deck posts, and porch steps or supports.

What Termites Need?

Termites need food (cellulose such as wood), moisture and warmth to survive.

Wood building materials in and around homes - from the basement to the crawl space to the attic - can provide the ideal food source for these wood-destroying insects.

What Is A Mud Tube?

Mud tubes are pathways termites use to connect colonies in the soil to food sources above ground. Tubes work as a shelter to protect termites from predators. In addition, these tunnels lock in moisture needed for termites to survive. Workers may construct mud tubes on pipes or conduit that penetrates the slab or runs under the foundation.

What Does the Inspector 

Look For?

Common wood-destroying insects:

  • Termites – The most damaging subterranean termites are Coptotermes species, which include Formosan and Asian termites, and Reticulitermes species, which include the Eastern subterranean termite. All of these termites can be found throughout Florida, except for the Asian termite, which is located primarily in South Florida.

  • Carpenter Ants – The Florida carpenter ant complex is comprised of several species, two of which are common around structures: Camponotus floridanus (Buckley) and Camponotus tortuganus (Emery). These bicolored arboreal ants are among the largest ants found in Florida, making them apparent as they forage or fly indoors and out.

  • Carpenter Bees – In Florida, the bees are active most of the year and may nest in February and March and again in summer months. In the wild, the bees prefer nesting in conifers such as cypress, pine or juniper. They may nest in the same area for generations. Small carpenter bees make their homes in stems of various dead plants.

  • Woodboring Beetles – Powderpost beetles are right behind termites when it comes to their ability to destroy wood. They are small beetles, measuring only 1/8-3/4 inch long. They get their name from what they leave behind when they burrow tunnels through wood. They turn the wood into a flour-like powder.


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When you have a WDI inspection conducted in Florida, a pest expert will make sure that your entire home or business is assessed for signs of wood-destroying insects. While these inspections are mostly centered around checking for termites, certain beetles and ants will also be reported if they are found.
When you have a WDI inspection conducted in Florida, a home inspector will make sure that your entire home or business is assessed for signs of wood-destroying insects. While these inspections are mostly centered around checking for termites, certain beetles and ants will also be reported if they are found.
When you have a WDI inspection conducted in Florida, a pest expert will make sure that your entire home or business is assessed for signs of wood-destroying insects. While these inspections are mostly centered around checking for termites, certain beetles and ants will also be reported if they are found.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a WDI inspection before buying a property?

No you do not. However, A wood-destroying insect report (WDI report) is a crucial part of the home buying process here in Florida. This report determines the presence of termites or other wood-destroying insects in a given property as discerned by a home inspection company.

Can termites get through concrete?

While they cannot burrow into solid concrete, termites can manage to slip through cracks. Since these pests are fairly small, they fit cracks just 1/32 of an inch wide.

How can I prevent termites?

The best way to prevent termites is to fortify your home. Clear up any cracks or openings these pest may sneak into. These pests look for moist areas, so be sure to check your home for areas with moisture accumulation both around the foundation and inside your home. Make sure all water is diverted away from your home via pipes and gutters; be sure to clean them out to prevent vegetation growth. Remove any vegetation growing around vents. Additionally, keep any yard refuse like branches, tree stumps, leaves, mulch, and other things that may contain soil or wood away from the house. It is best to keep your property clean to avoid any unwanted encounters. Be vigilant; routine inspections can help keep your property protected.

What Are Wood Destroying Insects?


Common wood-destroying insect include termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and woodboring beetles.

 
These types of pest insects feed on, tunnel through, and nest inside of wood, potentially causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of structural damage to a single house or building.

What Is a Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) Report?


A Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Report, commonly abbreviated as WDI or WDIR, is a report that details findings from a thorough visual inspection of a home by a certified pest control company.

The inspection specifically looks for signs of wood-destroying insects, especially termites, and provides professional recommendations for treatment. The standard report uses form NPMA-33 from the National Pest Management Association.

A WDIR is important because you want to know the exact condition of the home that you are investing in. Getting a WDI inspection done before buying or selling a home can save thousands of dollars in potential structural damage caused by termites and other insects. In some cases, a WDI report may also be required to obtain a mortgage from the bank.


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Central Business District Orlando FL 32801

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(321) 247-9777

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