WDO/WDI (Pest) Inspection

Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) and Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) infestations can cause serious structural damage to homes. These pesky pests, such as termites, dry and wet rot, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and wood-boring beetles, are common in homes of all ages across the U.S. A WDO/WDI (Pest) Inspection can help detect past and present pest infestations within your home, helping you protect your home and your health.

WIN Home Inspector doing a Pest Inspection
WIN Home Inspector doing a Pest Inspection


Homes in the U.S. are damaged by termites each year.

$5 Billion

Is spent by homeowners in the U.S. on termite repair costs and prevention efforts every year.


Of homeowners experienced an infestation problem in the past 12 months.

close up of a termite infestation on wood near door hinge
Termite damage may not always be visible, but the damage is significant.

Remediation alone costs an average of $3,000 per infestation and thousands more in structural repairs.

Why Get a WDO/WDI (Pest) Inspection with WIN?

Our comprehensive WDO/WDI (Pest) Inspection investigates your home for wood-destroying organisms and insects including termites and wood rot to help you proactively address and mitigate pest infestations before they become costly repairs. During the inspection, our trained inspectors will look for signs of past and current infestations, including mud tubes, hollow or damaged wood, and rotting wood. We’ll even climb into the hard-to-access areas of your home where pests like to infiltrate, such as your crawl space, attic and basement, to give your home the thorough inspection it deserves. This service, and its report, may look different in some states to comply with state regulations.

Benefits of WDO/WDI (Pest) Inspection

Prevent Structural Damage: Stop pest infestations in their tracks to further prevent structural damage to your home.
Protect Your Health: Pests often carry diseases and aggravate allergies in sensitive people, so ensure a safe and clean living environment with a thorough inspection.
Notice the Unnoticeable: We’re trained in detecting signs of pests throughout your home, helping you identify infestations you may not have noticed even existed.
Gain Knowledge: Understand what attracts pests to your home and how you can prevent pest infestations in the future. 

How Does a WDO/WDI (Pest) Inspection Work?

At WIN, we use specialized techniques to accurately detect and assess the presence of wood destroying organisms and insects in and around the home.

WDO/WDI (Pest) Inspection by WIN Home Inspector


Conduct a Visual Inspection

We’ll conduct a thorough assessment of your property, inspecting vulnerable areas including wooden structures, crawl spaces, attics, and exterior features.



Identify Pests or Termites



Assess the Damage



Receive a Detailed Report


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A WDO/WDI (Pest) Inspection is crucial to identify wood-destroying pests like termites and carpenter ants. It helps safeguard your investment and ensures a healthy and pest-free home.
The cost of a WDO/WDI (Pest) Inspection varies based on factors such as property size and location. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $100 to $300.
A comprehensive WDO/WDI (Pest) Inspection usually takes 1 to 2 hours to complete, depending on the property's size and condition.
WDO inspectors are highly trained to detect wood-destroying organisms and signs of infestations. They check for termites, dry rot, wood-boring beetles, and other organisms threatening the home's structure.
It is recommended to schedule this inspection routinely every 1 to 2 years, or if you notice signs of pests like termite swarmer or damaged wood around your property.
A WDO/WDI (Pest) Inspection helps you detect pest problems early, avoiding serious structural damage and costly repairs as well as ensuring a safe and healthy living environment for your family.
Common wood-destroying organisms detected include termites, carpenter ants, wood-boring beetles, and dry and wet rot.
Getting a WDO/WDI (Pest) Inspection before listing your home enhances its marketability and instills confidence in potential buyers. It also allows you to address any pest-related issues proactively.
The responsibility for paying for the inspection depends on the agreement between the seller and the buyer. In some cases, the seller may cover the cost as part of their pre-listing preparations.
If the inspection uncovers pest problems, you can choose to address the issues before listing, offer appropriate credits to the buyer, or simply disclose the findings to potential buyers. As a homeowner, you should have the discovered issues further evaluated by a mitigation specialist to understand the time and expense involved in mitigating the situation. Buyers should undergo the same process as homeowners; however, they should consult with their real estate professional or legal advisor about their available options with the seller.