At AAA Pest Control, we pride ourselves on our experience in the industry providing the best service for real estate agents & home inspection companies
We understand that you may need a quick turnaround on an Inspection Report, so we have created a process to identify your needs and quickly remedy them. With AAA Pest Control you will get your report same day!
Whether you’re representing the seller or the buyer, you will have the assurance that an AAA Pest Control termite report is trusted and reliable.
Our reports also provide the home buyer an outline of potential threat areas where future infestation may occur such as wood piles, damp basements or foundations, wood to ground contact such as trellises, or fallen trees or debris near the home. This gives your client the understanding of what they need to do to the home after purchase to avoid possible termite infestation.
The issue of Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO) inspections and the resulting reports is so misunderstood that this site has been compiled to answer your most common questions, as well as to correct much of the mis-information that is passed around about this subject.
For ANY subject, it is always good to have DEFINITIVE SOURCE information. The fact that “Aunt Sally” told you so is NOT definitive! Always go to the source, or to the people in the know, to get answers about any subject in life. On this subject, WDO inspections in Florida, we got our answers from the State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Agricultural Environmental Services. These are the people who make the WDO rules in Florida!
What is a WDO Report?
As defined by the state of Florida, a Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) Report is “a written report of an inspection on a home for visible and accessible evidence of an infestation or damage by wood destroying organisms”.
A WDO report may also be commonly called a “Termite Inspection”, “Clearance Letter”, or “Termite Letter”.
A WDO inspection not only checks for subterranean termites and dry wood termites, but will also include wood destroying beetles and wood decaying fungi.
Carpenter ants and carpenter bees are NOT reportable as a wood destroying organism on the state of Florida WDO form.
By Florida statute, a WDO report is provided when a home or other structure is being sold and the mortgage lender OR buyer requests the WDO inspection as part of the transaction. If an inspection is done for these purposes, the inspection must be reported on a specific report form as required by Florida Law (Chapter 482.226, Florida Statutes and Chapter 5E-14.142(2)(c), Florida Administrative Code).