Sellers: How Should I Prepare for a Pest Inspection?

Finley Home Services Discussing Pest WDO Inspection
California: Zack Finley Explaining What Happens at a WDO / Pest Inspection

Californians: so your property just went into escrow and your inspection period has started.

Sellers are you ready? Is your home ready? Do you know what’s going to happen?

If you watch the video below, you’ll be thanking us, I promise. It’s a great prep tool for sellers preparing for a pest or WDO inspection (wood destroying organisms).

Avoid last minute scrambling, moving items in your garage, cutting back bushes, and most importantly … avoid an unnecessary re-inspection (that could have been avoided – which will cost the buyer or seller additional money for a re-visit and could delay closing).

Before you do ANY packing or rearranging of your home, AND BEFORE your home goes active on the real estate market. Watch Steve Ostrom and Zack Finley review the important items to be ready for in a pest inspection.

 Whether it’s called a Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection or a Pest Inspection, you’re going to love the great tips from Zack Finley of Finley Home Services: Termite and Pest Control. You’ll be ready to go for your pest inspection and less stressed.

More tips:

  • Buyers, talk to your real estate agent about timelines and who’s paying for “what inspections”
  • Before doing ANY repairs – always verify your contractor is licensed (active) and bonded before any inspection or review or repair is conducted. DIY projects can bite you in the tail. Do you really want to take on that risk if something goes wrong after the close? If you think you’re immune to this, we can share some horror stories of why it’s best to pay a few extra bucks and waive off that liability.
  • Pest inspectors: ask for recommendations from your agent or friends. We love Zack Finley with Finley Home Services. Their contact info is below (serving the greater Sacramento and Placer County area)
  • Ask about pricing for inspections  (in advance vs. through escrow) – it may be cheaper to pay on-site or in advance.
Visit Finley Home Services: Termite + Pest Control Website

Visit Finley Home Services: Termite and Pest Control Website 916-741-2847 (BUGS) or

Buyers and Sellers – always speak to your own real estate agent first, for counsel, direction, and ordering your inspections. This post is not meant to interfere with your buyer or seller’s decision or pest inspection. 


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