The Wood Destroying Insects report, or NPMA-33, may be required by mortgage lenders to complete a transaction or ordered by home buyers or sellers to determine whether there is a termite infestation. The WDI report involves an inspection by a residential inspector or a trained and licensed pest expert who examines easily accessible areas of the home for carpenter ants, carpenter bees, termites, and wood-boring beetles. The inspectors look for live or dead insects, the tubes or remnants indicating their presence, or signs of damage; and some even use fiber optic or infrared detection methods. The report will indicate a previous or active infestation by wood destroying insects or whether conditions are favorable for such an infestation, but it will never state that a property is free of such insects because there may be a deep infestation that is not visible or an infestation could occur shortly after the inspection. | Read More