When purchasing you may want to, or may even be required to,
obtain a Wood-Destroying Organism (WDO) Inspection by the bank, mortgage
comany or guarantor (FHA, VA, HUD, etc.). Although commonly referred to
as a "termite inspection", a proper WDO Inspection looks for evidence
of infestation by termites (both subterranean and dry wood types), wood
decay, wood-devouring beetles, evidence of past infestation, damage to
wood, or conditions conducive to infestation, and evidence of past
At the completion of the inspection, a WDO inspection report is prepared for you.