My question the the Dept of Ag.
As a Florida licensed home inspector if I see live termites and evidence of such as subterranean mud tubes and include such finding in my report to my client would I be in any violation.
When I find evidence of WDO’s I always recommend a licensed pest control contractor evaluate further.
Here is an example that maybe see in my report.
“Evidence of wood destroying insects was noted… i.e. Subterranean termite mud tubes. Live organisms was noted at the time of inspection. Recommend a licensed pest control contractor evaluate further.”
Would I be in any sort of violation as a Florida licensed home inspector with the above statement in my report?
Dear Mr. Lewis:
Thank you for your inquiry. As long as you are not advertising WDO inspections as being part of your service and collecting fees for a WDO report, you are in compliance with Chapter 482 Florida Statutes. The way you are handling your WDO observations in the report is acceptable, and further recommending that the homeowner contact a licensed pest control company for evaluation is a good practice also.
Assistant Chief/Environmental Administrator
Division of Agricultural Environmental Services
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
(850) 617-7981 Fax
(850) 528-5357 Cell
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