Georgia Dept of Ag comments on home inspectors performing WDO inspections

[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 AgricultureStructural 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 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[/FONT]