What Is a Georgia Wood Destroying Insect Report?
A Wood Destroying Insect Report is a document that reports on whether a home has any signs of specific wood-destroying insects, including subterranean termites, wood-boring beetles, and powder post beetles. The report also details whether the home has any wood-decaying fungi. These reports are important, especially for homebuyers.
To obtain a Georgia Wood Destroying Insect Report, you must contact a pest control company. The company must have a special license to handle wood-destroying organisms. A valid report will include details about the pest control company as well as the address of the structure and the names of both the seller and the potential buyer of the inspected property.
If you need a Wood Destroying Insect Report, call us at Arete Pest Control. We are licensed to inspect your property. Arete Pest Control has experienced and certified technicians who can prepare your report so that it meets all Georgia standards for a Wood Destroying Insect Report.
Why Do I Need a Georgia Wood Destroying Insect Report?
There are a couple of reasons people need these reports. Perhaps most importantly, you want the report to ensure that the property you’re purchasing isn’t infested with wood-eating organisms. To purchase such a home is typically considered a bad investment because such insects can cause thousands of dollars in damage to a home. Most homeowners’ insurance policies don’t cover damage caused by termites, beetles or other wood-eating organisms. If you were to purchase a home without knowing that the home is infested, then you’d have to cover the costs of fixing the damages yourself.
Another reason to get the report is to satisfy the requirements of lending institutions. For instance, most banks won’t lend you money to purchase a home unless you have a wood-destroying insect letter.
Do I Need a Georgia Wood Destroying Insect Report to Buy or Sell a Home?
Yes, you should get a Wood Destroying Insect Report if you’re buying or selling a home in Georgia. While there are no Georgia laws requiring the report, buyers should always be cautious enough to have a report done before purchasing a home. Most financial institutions also require a Wood Destroying Insect Report whenever you refinance a home or purchase a home. The inspection is usually scheduled by the realtor or the buyer, and the report is typically paid for by the seller. However, sometimes the buyer pays for the letter, and it all varies depending on the loan type.
What Warranty Comes with a Georgia Wood Destroying Insect Report?
If the property is inspected and cleared, this means the home does not have an active termite infestation. The termite letter warranties the home against termites for 90 days. This means that the inspection company will come back to treat a termite infestation if one is found within 90 days of the date of the clearance letter.
How Long Is a Georgia Wood Destroying Insect Report Good For?
The report is typically good for 30 days after the letter is signed and the inspection is completed. This means if the home suffers an infestation within thirty days, then the pest control company is responsible for treating that infestation.
What If I Fail My Georgia Wood Destroying Insect Report?
If you are purchasing a house and it fails the Georgia Wood Destroying Insect Report, then you have the right to refuse to purchase the home. You also have several other options. You can renegotiate the price of the home to allow for damages caused by wood-destroying insects. You also have the option of continuing with the purchase “as-is” if the damage is not extensive and you don’t mind paying for the damages.
If you fail your report, you also have the option of letting your pest control company fix the problems that caused you to fail. At Arete Pest Control, we are committed to helping our customers. We will explain any problems we note in your report. Then, you may choose to let us treat the problem and help you pass your inspection report. For instance, if you have termites, we can treat your termite problem using our technology and treatment products. Once the termites are gone, you can pass the inspection and continue with your plans of buying or selling your home.
Other Names for the Georgia Wood Destroying Insect Report?
Sometimes the name of the report is abbreviated. Common abbreviations are WDI and WDIR. A Wood Destroying Insect Report is also called a termite letter or a termite inspection report.
If you are in need of a Georgia Wood Destroying Insect Report, please give us a call. We would love to come out and provide this service for you. We have completed thousands of these reports. Trust us we know what we are doing. Learn more about termites at https://www.aretepestcontrol.com/termite-control/.