Need a Pest Inspection or WDI Inspection Report?
Tri-County Inspections Can Help With Your Pest Inspection Requirement!
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requires a Wood Destroying Insect Inspection for all homes purchased with a VA loan. This pest inspection requirement protects veterans from purchasing a home with a major pest infestation problem. A Pest-free home is more likely to maintain its value and prevent structural damage, protecting the investment of the veteran and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Why Use a Pest Inspector Rather Than an Exterminator?
At Tri-County Inspections we recommend using a licensed pest inspector rather than a pest control company. Aside from the financial advantage a pest control company has of reporting a pest infestation, pest inspectors are state-licensed professionals trained to identify the signs of pest infestations and damage. They know where to look and what to look for, even in areas that are hard to access. Exterminators, on the other hand, are primarily concerned with treating infestations. They are not trained to look for structural damage resulting from pests or conditions conducive to pest infestation.
What If a Pest Inspection Turns Up a Pest Problem?
If a pest problem is found during a Wood Destroying Insect Inspection, the inspector provides a report detailing the extent of the problem, proposed treatment, and recommendations for prevention. The buyer can use this report to negotiate with the seller, who may pay for the treatments, modify the sales agreement, or cancel the contract. VA loans are in themselves a negotiation with sellers, prospective buyers should bear in mind that the inspection adds another vital negotiation tool in purchasing the home.
WDI Inspection: Pest Inspections for $150
A Wood Destroying Insect Inspection is an important consideration for anyone buying a home, especially when purchasing a home with a VA loan. For just $150, this pest inspection can help protect you from purchasing a home with pest infestation problems and help you negotiate settlement adjustments with the sellers if a pest problem is found. Our recommended licensed pest inspectors have the expertise, and they know how to look for conditions conducive to pest infestations that could lead to future problems.