02 NCAC 34 .0602             WOOD‑DESTROYING INSECT AND OTHER ORGANISM REPORTS

(a)  Any written statement as to the presence or absence of wood‑destroying insects or organisms or their damage in buildings or structures for sale shall be on the WDIR 100. An incomplete or inaccurate Wood‑Destroying Insect Information Report shall not be acceptable and the issuance of such a report is grounds for disciplinary action by the Committee. No Wood‑Destroying Insect Information Report or Wood‑Destroying Organism Report shall be issued before an inspection of the building or structure is made.  Each Wood‑Destroying Insect Information Report issued by a licensee shall be kept in the files of said licensee and made available for inspection upon request of the Division.

(b)  If during the inspection of a structure, a licensee or his authorized agent finds live subterranean termites or visible evidence of past or present infestation of subterranean termites (such as tubes, damage, cast wings, infested wood scraps, or other cellulose materials, etc.) in the structure and there is no visible evidence that said structure has been treated for subterranean termites, the licensee shall treat said structure for subterranean termites prior to the issuance of a Wood‑Destroying Insect Information Report on the structure which states that the structure is free from subterranean termites or that a previous infestation is inactive.

(c)  If a treatment is performed in conjunction with a WDIR, a copy of the written agreement and warranty, if any, shall be included with or attached to and become a part of the WDIR.

(d)  A licensee, certified applicator, or registered technician shall not remove or destroy, or cause the removal or destruction of, any wood‑destroying organism evidence discovered in, on, under, or in or on debris under a structure inspected pursuant to this Rule except as required by Paragraph (b) of this Rule.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑65.29;

Eff. July 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. November 22, 1977;

Amended Eff. August 3, 1992; September 1, 1987; August 1, 1980;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 10, 1997;

Temporary Expired Eff. October 31, 1997;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1998.