Termite Inspections are carried out if a customer or client is worried or not sure about the possibility of an infestation of Subterranean Termites.
Subterranean Termites (white ants) are well organised and they can find their way inside your home or business, regardless of its construction. This is why the Pest Control Association recommends all properties be inspected at least every 12 months. Unless your property has had a Termite Soil Barrier installed in the last 5 years or has had a Termite Barrier installed in construction then the degree of risk of termite infestation increases.
All properties however big or small need to be inspected regularly. Subterranean Termites forage beneath the ground and attack conducive areas in and around building structures. These conducive areas can include store timber, timber retaining walls, high gardens adjacent to external walls, leaking taps/shower recess and rising damp. Ventilation problems will also conjure potential high risk areas beneath a property. Timber walls, formwork, timber floor props or partitions in contact with the ground in subfloor areas are very high risk when dealing with potential risks of termite attack.
Termite Inspector’s qualifications should include years of termite control experience, all necessary qualifications (depending on which State) and a sense of knowledge of termite biology, behaviour and environmental conditions conducive to termite attack.
Termite Inspectors are being updated with new information about the detection and treatment of termites. Pest Control Business’ are sometimes equipped with additional tools like thermal imaging cameras, Boroscopes, and termitrak devices which can give you, the client, as much information on the extent of a termite infestation as possible. These additional tools are not a necessity, but are categorised as an additional tool.
Termite Inspectors will provide you with a full Termite Inspection Report, either typed or written. Areas inspected should include roof void/s, subfloor, interiors, exteriors, garages, sheds, garden areas and fences.
Upon completion of the report the Termite Inspector will point out any conducive areas which should be changed, removed or replaced. These areas can include stored timber, timber retaining walls or high gardens adjacent to the property.
If termites are found active anywhere or areas are deemed high risk then treatment recommendations will be quoted for. These treatments can be termite control solutions or just preventative treatments to reduce further risks of Subterranean Termite attack.
On completion of any Termite Inspection you, the client, should have a better understanding of termite behaviour and risk of infestation, areas which are conducive to termite attack and recommendations of what to do as a client if termite treatments are going to be necessary. These recommendations are to be taken seriously and dealt with asap.
The biggest problem with termites is that you probably don’t know you have them until it is too late.
So if you haven’t had an inspection in the last 1-2 years then get it carried out straight away.
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Or call Head Office on 1300 850 741