WDO stands for “Wood-Destroying Organisms,” and the inspections were designed to determine whether or not these pests exist within a home. During the investigation, inspectors search for insects like carpenter ants, termites and certain types of beetles. Technicians who perform WDO inspections must be specifically trained to do so, and they must be employed by a licensed pest control company.
Why Have Your Home Inspected for Wood Destroying Organisms?
Now is the perfect time for you to have a WDO inspection of your home because the carpenter ant is extremely active during the months of April, May and June. These pests are extremely dangerous because they forage through the wood sources in your home so that they can build their nests. This weakens the structure of your house and causes damage that will require a great deal of money to repair.
Termites are dangerous to a house because these pests feed on wood and compromise the strength of your home. Contrary to popular belief, termites do not concentrate their efforts on the wood inside your walls. They can also come inside the home and feed on your furniture, books and foundations, and the damage can be extensive.
Another serious threat to buildings is the powderpost beetle. The larvae feed on wood sources in a home, and they can actually cause the wood to disintegrate. If you do not know that you have an infestation, these pests will have a chance to significantly destroy the wood in your house.
Before carpenter ants, termites and powderpost beetles have a chance to destroy your home, call us at PestLoco Termite and Pest Control for a free quote on a WDO Inspection.