Termite Inspection Sydney

 A Termite Inspection also known as a Visual Timber Pest Inspection is considered to be the annual health check of the property for signs of termites.

During this termite inspection, it can be determined whether there is or has ever been termites at the property and also what environmental conditions are making the property more susceptible to termites entering into the property.

 

Why You Need A Termite Inspection?

Termites are a major threat to homes in Australia with 1 in every 3 homes being attacked. Termite damage is now estimated over more than $800 Million dollars. Every year more damage is done to homes by termites than both fires and storms combined.

As termites (white ants) forage for food, they can gain access to your home from the subfloor area, the concrete slab edge, between construction joints in the concrete slab and even timber structures that are attached to the house.

Having a steel framed structured building does not mean it is safe from termite attack. A CSIRO study showed that steel-framed homes are just as vulnerable to termite attack because the termites will attack the timber materials installed in these constructions such as window frames, timber doors and skirting boards.

Buildings with concrete flooring slabs on the ground also have the highest percentage of long term termite attack compared to buildings with suspended floors.

With termites being the most destructive of timber pests they eat cellulose, starches and sugars (carbohydrates) that they obtain from wood. With the termites constantly feeding on these timbers they will in a very short period of time destroy it.

Prevention is key when dealing with termites, so whilst our technicians visit for termite detection, they will also inform you of any necessary maintenance issues that may need addressing to minimise the risk of termites entering the property. Drainage, leaking showers, subfloor ventilation, wood rot, moisture and mould just to name a few.

Termites are capable of causing large amounts of damage to a property in a very short period of time which often results in costing the homeowner thousands of dollars to repair.

The last thing you want is to discover that there is a major termite infestation in your home – This sure isn’t your typical pest control problem. Your home is now deemed seriously damaged which is not only going to cause a lot of stress for you but also financially impact you and your family. This could have been avoided by simply getting professional pest control services to carry out a thorough termite inspection.

 

There is no insurance to cover termite damage in Australia

Home insurance doesn’t cover termite damage because termites are classified as insects. Unfortunately, home insurance policies in Australia don’t cover damage caused by insects.

Instead, insurers refer to insects as a preventable problem, which means the homeowner is responsible for the damages.

 

Why you need annual termite inspections

According to the Australian standard AS 4349.3 & AS3600-2000, it is recommended that a competent visual timber pest inspection should be carried out at least every 6-12 months depending on the overall risk of termites.

The frequency may need to increase if the property has high termite pressure or conditions that increase the risk of termite activity. However, termites can still attack a property even if it was recently inspected. Therefore, a termite management system, such as soil treatment or monitoring/baiting, should also be installed to as a measure preventing termite infestation.

 

This is What A Termite Infestation Looks Like

Identifying early signs of termites is confronting enough but you definitely do not want to find termite infestations like this one.

 

What Is Our Termite Inspection Process?

When you contact us for a Visual Timber Pest Inspection, we will send a trained and licensed technician to inspect the interior and exterior of your home for termite activity.

This inspection will include areas such as: The interior of the property, the roof void, the subfloor, external walls, garages, carports, Sheds, Trees, Stumps, posts, fences, gardens, timber retaining walls and landscaping timbers that you may have on the property.

If we identify you have termites present, we will discuss the termite treatment options.

 

How You Can Prepare For Our Sydney Termite Inspection?

Remove any clutter: Clear out any clutter or debris from around the perimeter of your home, especially near the foundation. This will allow our technician to have a clear view of the areas that need to be checked.

Trim bushes and trees: Trim any bushes, shrubs, or trees that are touching your home. This will create a gap between the vegetation and your house, making it more difficult for termites to gain access.

Fix leaks: Repair any leaks or moisture issues around your home. Termites are attracted to damp wood and water-damaged areas, so it’s important to eliminate any potential sources of moisture.

Move any stored items: Move any stored items away from the walls in your basement or crawl space. This will allow the technician to check for any termite activity or damage.

Provide access: Make sure all areas of your home are accessible, including attics, crawl spaces, and basements. Our technician will need to inspect all areas of your home to check for termites.

By following these steps, you can help ensure that your termite inspection goes smoothly and that any potential termite issues are identified and addressed.  

Your Termite Inspection Report

Once your inspection is completed we will then discuss the findings with you to ensure that you have a thorough understanding and to also answer any question you may have. We will then provide you with a comprehensive Termite Inspection report detailing the technician’s findings and any recommendations (including termite treatment) for your property.

Here is what you can expect from your report:

  • Description of the building
  • Primary method of construction
  • Nominates areas inspected: Interior, roof space, the site, subfloor space and any outbuildings such as sheds, garages, granny flats etc
  • Is there any Active Termites and where
  • Is there any Termite damage or Termite Workings and where
  • Is there evidence of any previous termite management in place
  • How frequent the next inspection should be carried out
  • Lists any conditions in the property that are conducive to termite attack
  • Assess Subfloor ventilation
  • The presence of excessive moisture in the home
  • Evidence of any earth wood or damp masonry-wood contact
  • Evidence if any Wood rot
  • Any evidence of pest activity in the property

 

Feel confident in knowing that your home or business is protected – Contact us today on 1300 360 457.

 

Our Termite Inspection Cost

The cost of a professional termite inspection can vary depending on the size of your home or structure. Generally, prices start at $242.00 including G.S.T. for a basic inspection. However, if the property is larger or more complex, additional charges may apply. It’s important to have regular termite inspections to catch any potential infestations early and prevent costly damage to your property.

 

Don’t wait until it’s too late – take action now to ensure the safety and longevity of your home. Call us today to arrange a termite inspection and get peace of mind knowing that your property is protected.

 

What Happens If You Do Have Termites?

We’ve identified that you have a termite infestation and in serious need of termite removal. It’s crucial at this stage that we begin termite treatment as soon as possible.

The initial stage of treatment is typically a termite baiting program, which involves strategically placing bait stations around the property to attract the termites. The bait is designed to be taken back to the colony, ultimately leading to its eradication. Quick action and a comprehensive treatment plan are essential to prevent further damage and ensure the long-term health of the property.

 

We’re Termite Control Experts

Termite control methods can essentially be divided into two groups: Pre Construction and Post Construction. Pre Construction measures are applied during the construction of new buildings and Post Construction measures are applied to pre existing buildings.

Learn more about our termite control methods and procedures.

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