Years ago, all real estate transactions in Tennessee required a WDO inspection, most commonly referred to as “termite letter”. The law does not require termite letters anymore, but lenders do require them for certain types of loans. So what is it and do you need one?
“Termite Inspection” is actually a misnomer. A termite inspection is really more than looking for signs of termites. To be precise, it is a wood destroying organism inspection (WDO).
The trained pest technician performs a visual inspection of the home to look for signs of many types of wood destroying organisms, including termites, powderpost beetles, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and more. These creatures can destroy a home if left untreated.
Crawlspaces provide an environment appealing to termites. A “termite inspection” is one of the least expensive services that we recommend.