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Wood-destroying insect inspection & reporting

If you’re in the process of buying or selling a home in the San Antonio area, the lender may require a Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection Report (WDIR) to be completed. And even if it’s not required, it’s always a good idea given that Texas is a hotbed for termites and other destructive wood pests. 

At Family Pest Control, we offer honest and thorough wood-destroying insect inspections in San Antonio that include the documentation needed to proceed with the sale. 

 
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What is a WDIR inspection?

In accordance with the official inspection procedures adopted by the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Services, Family Pest Control will perform a thorough inspection of all visible and accessible areas of the structure to determine:

  • If wood-destroying insects including termites and carpenter ants are present.
  • If there is evidence of past infestation.
  • If there are conditions conducive to wood-destroying insect infestation such as insufficient ventilation, wood to ground contact, excessive moisture, and wood rot.
 

What happens after the inspection has been completed?

Upon completion of the inspection, Family Pest Control will complete the Texas Official Wood-Destroying Insect Report and provide documentation to the necessary parties. If termites or other wood-destroying insects were observed during our inspection, we can develop a plan of action to resolve the problem and provide an estimate.

 

Schedule Your WDI Inspection 

To schedule your WDI inspection, simply fill out the form below. You can also give us a call at (210) 802-4406.

 



 

WDIR frequently asked questions

What areas of a structure are considered obstructed or inaccessible?
Obstructed and inaccessible areas that may not be inspected include attics, plumbing areas, eaves, weep holes, and slab joints. Heavy foliage, soil grade that is too high or planter boxes abutting the structure may obstruct the inspectors' ability to evaluate for wood-destroying insects.  

What are conducive conditions?
Conducive conditions are conditions that attract or encourage pest activity. Examples of conditions conducive to termites and other wood-destroying insects include, but are not limited to:

  • Debris under or around the structure
  • Planter boxes abutting the structure
  • Any wood to ground contact
  • Form boards left in place
  • Wood Rot
  • Wooden fence in contact with the structure
  • Excessive moisture and/or insufficient ventilation