Originally Posted By: smcauley
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Goodmorning, We have just been informed that the Washington State Dept of Agriculture requires all home inspections to carry an WSDA number which can only be obtained be being a Licensed Pest Inspector – seems anyone reporting on any “wood destroying organisms or conditions conducive to their development” – e.g. “termites, wood infesting beetles and wood rot … soil in contact with wood, water in structure from poor drainage or a plumbing, failed caulk … restircted or failing gutter systems…” The tough part is the requirement for “financial coverage” in the form of $25,000 E&O insurance providing coverage for at least two years from the date on any inspection – or other equally expensive options. Please see http://agr.wa.gov/PestFert/LicensingEd/CaSpiInfo.htm for the full scoop.