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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]