A Wood Destroying Organism (WDO)Inspection 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. Usually this means subterranean or drywood termites, but will also cover wood destroying beetles and wood destroying fungi.
A WDO inspection report is provided when a home or other structure is being sold and the mortgage lender or buyer requires the 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, Florida Statutes). The form is sometimes called the “1145 report” because of the old form number.
The WDO inspection can only be done by a wood-destroying organisms identification cardholder (or a certified operator with the wood-destroying organisms category) of a pest control company like VIP Pest Control licensed by the state of Florida. These employees must receive special training to be qualified as WDO inspectors.Tags: beetles, buyer, carpenter ants, damage, drywood, formosan, fungi, home, infestation, inspection, mortgage lender, qualified, report, structure, subterranean, termites, training, transaction, wdo, wood destroying organisms