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Wood Destroying Organisims

Wood is a biological material. If protected from moisture and insect attack, it can last for centuries. When wood is not properly protected, however, it will succumb to biological processes that decompose wood: insects that eat the wood or fungi that cause rot and decay. The most damaging insects that attack structural wood are termites. Their activity results in damage and control costs that exceed $1.5 billion per year nationally. Beetles are the next important group of insects that attack wood, while bees, wasps and ants are third in importance, depending on geographical location. Wood-inhabiting fungi are another group of organisms that occasionally cause problems.

Several species of termite, wood beetles and fungi are prevalent in Florida. With proper training and observation a WDO inspector can quickly identify a previous or active infestation as well as the offending WDO.

Due to the unique nature of the climate in Florida, The state of Florida has very specific and stringent regulation on inspection and treatment of WDO.

A WDO inspector must be specifically licensed to perform a WDO inspection.

At APEX we retain a licensed professional WDO inspector in collaboration with Florida Termite Inspectors LLC(FTI), the FTI inspector will perform the WDO inspection at the same appointed time as the home inspection. This inspection is performed and certified by FTI,LLC. This relationship helps save time for the agents, owners and other parties and saves money for the client! 

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