ICN#: 10033AP0023

Wood Destroying Organisms

This report includes a structural pest inspection embedded within the report. All observations in this report that begin with WDO are a part of a WA State Pest Inspection. Rainshadow Home Inspection employs James Lagergren, Licensed Structural Pest Inspector #94987. Please note that most WDO observations are related to high moisture conditions that could be conducive to mold-like substances. Rainshadow Home Inspection is not a mold specialist and recommends consulting with an industrial hygienist or other mold remediation expert if concerned about mold or indoor air quality.Inspection Standards in Washington State - WAC 16-228-2045 - REQUIRES THAT A DIAGRAM / DRAWING BE PREPARED FOR WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISM (WDO) REPORTS. IF THE PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE INADEQUATE, A DRAWING IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

Visible Evidence of Active Wood Destroying Insects None noted

Visible Evidence of Inactive Wood Destroying Insects Present

Visible Evidence of Active Wood Decay and Fungi Present

Visible Evidence of Damage from Wood Destroying Organisms Present

Visible Evidence of Conditions Conducive to Wood Destroying Organisms Present


  • Exterior/Garage:

    (EG-5) Repair (WDO): Localized rot was noted in the porch. In addition there appears to be a history of anobiid beetle activity in the porch flooring, structure and guard rail. Hire a licensed general contractor to further evaluate and repair.

Due Diligences

  • Pests and Wood Destroying Organisms:

    (PWDO-1) Due Diligence (WDO): Moderate rodent damage was noted in the crawl space below the house. Hire a rodent control specialist to do a rodent report and implement a plan to eliminate all rodent entry points, set and monitor traps and remediate all contamination; all contaminated insulation should be replaced. During repairs, look for damaged wiring that could be concealed behind insulation or finishes.

  • Pests and Wood Destroying Organisms:

    (PWDO-2) Due Diligence (WDO): Understanding Anobiid Beetles and associated damage to wood: Anobiid beetles are a wood destroying organism that can significantly damage softwood. These beetles damage wood as larva emerge from infested wood. Anobiids can re-infest at any time and they favor wood with a moisture content of 13-20%. Organic control of anobiids is to implement maintenance and repairs as needed to remove damaged wood and keep wood as dry as possible. Crawl spaces below houses need to be kept properly ventilated and dry. Anobiids on exterior wood can be more complicated to control and typically require replacement of infested wood. Chemical of control can be effective but is expensive to do well and chemical control will not correct damaged wood. I did not noted active beetle activity at the time of the inspection.