WDO Inspections (VA Loans Only)

NPI Wisconsin Wood Destroying Organism Inspections

Providing Termite & Other Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDOs) Inspections for Racine, Milwaukee, Madison, Fond Du Lac, Appleton, Oshkosh, Green Bay, Wisconsin Dells, Kenosha, Waukesha and Surrounding Areas

NOTE: WDO Inspections are only performed for VA loans.

Termites and other wood-destroying organisms (WDOs) can cause catastrophic damage to your home’s structure if left untreated. Your NPI inspector can identify the presence of termites, carpenter ants, wood-boring beetles and more pests before they cause irreversible damage.

What are Termites?
Termites are soft-bodied insects that eat cellulose, an organic compound found in wood and paper. Termites live in colonies, and can travel over half an acre from their nest to find suitable food sources, which can include your home’s wooden structures. If a termite colony establishes itself near your home, this can cause major problems if left unnoticed.

Signs of a Termite Infestation
Termites are notorious for wreaking havoc on the structural elements of a home and can move in without you knowing. Here are the telltale signs that our NPI inspectors look for to determine whether you may be dealing with a termite infestation:

  • Damaged or crumbling wood, or wood with visible holes 
  • Buckling wood floors 
  • Mud tubes along the exterior foundation of your home 
  • Drooping or discolored drywall 
  • Peeling paint 
  • Stains that resemble water damage 
  • Tiny, pinpoint-sized holes in drywall 
  • Piles of wings that resemble fish scales 
  • Maze-like patterns in floorboards and walls 
  • Squeaky floorboards

Termites need water and a steady diet of wood to survive. In fact, they can only live up to two weeks without food and a few days without water. This is just one more great reason to make sure that you’re regularly cleaning out your gutters and addressing any drainage issues as they arise.

Schedule Your WDO Inspection Today
Termite problems can be hard to spot, and that’s why you need a professional. Your NPI inspector can identify the signs of termites and other wood-destroying insects before they become big problems in your home. Protect your investment with a WDO inspection from NPI today.