[FONT=Arial]I recently asked Tim Taylor of the Georgia Department of Agriculture to comment upon home inspectors performing visual-only home inspections and discovering wood damage. It seems that if a home inspector in Georgia sees wood damage, and the inspector does NOT attempt to identify the insect, but, rather, calls for a state-licensed pest control company to further inspect the home, that would be acceptable to the state.
[/FONT] From: Sep 24, 2014:
I would agree that as long as they are recommending a license pest control company to come look at it and not trying to identify it as termite damage that would be ok.
Tim Taylor│Licensing & Certification
Georgia Department of Agriculture │ Structural Pest Section
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SW │Atlanta, Georgia 30334-4201
Office: (404) 656-3641](tel:%28404%29%20656-3641)│Fax: (404) 463-6671](tel:%28404%29%20463-6671)
[FONT=Arial]InterNACHI has a checklist report for home inspectors who find wood damage. Visit http://www.nachi.org/wdo-report.htm and download the free Wood Destroying Inspection Report. And there are also other resources on that webpage, including an inspection field-guide. [/FONT]
Everything else for Georgia home inspectors is at http://nachi.org/georgia[/FONT]