Carpenter ants:
(i) Live carpenter ants or carpenter ant carcasses.
(ii) An accumulation of frass unique to carpenter ants.
(iii) Excavation or tunneling unique to carpenter ants.

 

Moisture ants:
(i) Live moisture ants or moisture ant carcasses.
(ii) An accumulation of frass unique to moisture ants.
(iii) Excavation or tunneling unique to moisture ants.

 

Subterranean termites:
(i) Live subterranean termites, including winged reproductive forms.
(ii) Galleries or fecal material, unique to subterranean termites, in structural members.
(iii) Mud tubes, unique to subterranean termites, on or in the structure.
(iv) Evidence of subterranean termite activity found on or in form wood, other nonstructural materials, or wood products in landscape materials.

 

Dampwood termites:
(i) Live dampwood termites, including winged reproductive forms.
(ii) Galleries or fecal material unique to dampwood termites.
(iii) Evidence of dampwood termite activity found on or in form wood, cellulose debris, other nonstructural materials, or wood products.

 

Anobiid beetles:
(i) Circular, 1/16th to 1/8th inch (1.5 to 3 mm) emergence holes made by adult beetles in structural timbers.
(ii) An accumulation of frass, unique to anobiid beetles, in and around adult beetle emergence holes or beneath the wood where emergence holes are present.
(iii) Wood displaying the characteristic tunnels formed by anobiid beetle larvae.

Wood decay fungi:
(i) Wood or wood products containing visible damage unique to wood decay fungi.
(ii) Wood or wood products in which fungal bodies are developing.

 

Adult beetle emergence holes, unique to wood infesting species in the families Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, and Lyctidae, may be reported for clarification purposes at the discretion of the inspector.

 

Signs of wood decay fungi, such as brown pocket rot, and the marine mollusk (Teredo, shipworm) that may have occurred prior to the manufacturing or processing of lumber

 

Conducive conditions:
(a) Earth in direct contact with wood or inadequate clearance between earth and any wood or material subject to damage from moisture.
(b) Vegetation, in direct contact with the exterior of a structure, which may contribute to moisture or damage by WDOs.
(c) Restricted or nonfunctioning gutter systems.
(d) Conducive debris in substructures.
(e) Bare or unimproved ground in substructures.
(f) Standing water or evidence of seasonal standing water in a substructure.
(g) Failed or missing caulk or grout at water splash areas.
(h) Moisture from plumbing leaks, lack of ventilation, or other sources that may contribute to damage by WDOs.

 


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