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What are WDI’s


Wood Destroying Insects (WDI) are pests that cause structural damage to the wooden structures inside and surrounding your home. The most common WDIs are termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees and beetles.  These WDIs  consistently cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage every year.


WDI Inspection

This inspection is a visual, diagnostic inspection of the structure for evidence of past or present WDI activity (wood damage, mud tubes, frass, exit holes, insect parts and live insectsThe inspector will check all accessible crawl spaces, basements, attics, baseboards, window frames, door frames, cabinets and closest.  The inspector will focus on bathrooms, kitchens, and utility rooms, due to the plumbing connections to the ground itself.  In addition, the inspector will examine the exterior of the home and look for cracks or crevices, mud tubes, as well as damage to any wood structures on the exterior.  The State of New Jersey mandates homebuyers receive a WDI inspection for a lending institution to grant them a mortgage.  After the inspection, the client will receive the NPMA-33 form which includes information on the building's presence or absence of WDIs. 

WDI damage that were found doing our Inspections

Tiny Termite House

NJ Home Inspector License # 24GI00207200

NJ Radon Measurement Technician # 14325

NJ DEP Commercial Pesticide Applicator License #  62731B