Termite, W.D.O. & Pest Control Articles

What is the NPMA-33 Form?

The (National Pest Management Association) NPMA-33 Form or “Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Report” is at times one of the requirements of VA, HUD, and FHA loans. In California, we have the standard report form that is issued by the Structural Pest Control Board, and at times both forms are requested by the lender. In any […]

Increased Section 2 Requirements on VA and FHA Loans

Are you thinking of purchasing a home with a VA or FHA backed loan? Then there might be another important thing you might have to take into consideration: Section 2 items from your Wood Destroying Organisms report. In the past year or so I have noticed an increased requirement of section 2 item on VA […]

Dampwood Termite Biology, Control & Prevention

Dampwood Termite (from the Termopsidae Family) although it is not very common, it thrives in areas where there is damp wood – which as well as how they got their name. Their wings are a tanned median vein which runs next to the radial sector, and in order to survive, they require a regular source […]

Enemy #1 During Rainy Season – Roof Leaks

The number one enemy of your structure during the rainy season is roof leaks. If not repaired on time it can cause extensive damage, rot and other moisture issues. You have to think about your roof as one of the most important parts of your structure, as it is the outer layer that is the […]

10 Most Common Problems found during a Termite Inspection

Living in San Diego has many advantages, like having the ability to travel from the ocean to the desert, to the mountains and back home in one single day. Unfortunately, because the California weather is so good, not only do we like it but also the termites and other wood destroying organisms. For this reason, […]

Termites: What Every Property Owner Should Be Looking For

Termite and pest inspections is one of the most important tasks that should be in your normal maintenance calendar. But every how often should you have one completed or when should you be looking out for termites? Well at least every 18 – 24 months by a professional, but that does not mean that you should do […]

Realtors: Are you protecting your clients from possible hidden costs?

Structural pests are known to cause over 7 billion dollars of damage each year in the United States of America. A vast majority of these infestations go undetected over time, only creating more damage and adding cost to the repairs. This probably leaves you and your clients with important and unanswered questions like: In what […]

Section 2 Items on Termite Reports

On termite reports there are many times items that are marked as Section 2, but what exactly are they? On complete inspections licensed termite technicians are not only looking for termites and other wood-destroying organisms but also for areas that if left unresolved will possibly attract or give easy access to wood destroying organism infestations. […]

Termite inspection of a condominium unit for escrow

Properties that are in the middle of a real estate transaction, or in escrow are commonly required to fulfill requirements in order to be able to be funded and to close the transaction. A large number of times, condominium units have to be inspected for wood-destroying organisms like termites, fungi and wood-boring beetles before a […]

VA / FHA Certified WDO / Termite Inspection Requirements

There are many opportunities given by the US government to assist you in the purchase of a home. There are two main options that are offered which are VA (for Veterans) and FHA (for First-Time Buyers) Loans. These loans offer more opportunities for financing, usually have lower-rated and as long as all of the requirements […]