Termite Inspection Experts Sydney
Protecting Australian homes since 1999. Trust Pest and Termite for your next termite inspection
NO INSURANCE COMPANY WILL INSURE YOUR HOME FOR TERMITE INFESTATION OR DAMAGES
FACT: Termite damage costs about $1.5 billion every year in Sydney and Australia1. The only sure way for termite protection is to have regular termite inspections completed by experienced and accredited termite inspection experts.
How to get a Termite Inspection
Termite Inspection Fast Facts
Termite inspection reports are one of the most important reports for a homeowner. Here are the quick facts on termite inspections:
Termite inspections identify issues that can lead to termite infestations and prevent termite infestation.
Termite inspection reports should be carried out every 6-12 months at a minimum.
The cost of termite inspections is around $300-$400 depending on the size of your home.
Termite inspection reports should be carried out 3-6 monthly for high risk termite suburbs or if a neighbour has a termite infestation.
Termite Inspections must have a written report.
Not all pest control companies are qualified to do termite inspection reports.
Termite Inspections Process
Proper termite inspections take around 2 hours to complete. At Pest and Termite, we make sure that we spend the time needed to inspect your premises properly.
Once the termite inspection is completed, a 4-page written Termite Inspection Report will be provided to you before the technician leaves your property.
If there are clear signs of termite infestation, your technician will recommend a personalised termite control plan to protect your home.
Cost of Termite Inspections
The cost of a termite inspection varies from company to company and depends on the size of your home. The bigger your house is, the more it will cost as a bigger home takes more time to inspect properly. But on average you will be looking at around $300-400 for a 4-page written report.
This report is handwritten, and is issued on the spot after completing the inspection. The report is handed to the customer before the technician leaves the property.
What we look for during a termite inspection
- Internal walls of the property
- Roof Space(s)
- concrete slab edge
- garage fences
- trees and stumps
- landscape timbers and outbuildings
Signs of termite infestation
We look for signs showing current or previous termite infestation
- Mud tubes
- Air holes
- Damaged timbers
- Imperfections in the walls
- High moisture readings on our moisture meters
Moisture sources are particularly important for termites so checking the wet areas of your home is essential. The ventilation, weep holes, gutters, downpipes, drainage, hot water system and any water leaks on the property will be incorporated into the report.
- Weep holes and gutters
- Hot water systems
Other timber pests
It’s not just termites that can damage the structure of your home, there is a wide range of pests to timber that our reports cover.
- Rising damp
- Chemical delignification of timber
- Timber Decay Fungi
How to Prepare for a Termite Inspection
To ensure that your property is thoroughly inspected, it is recommended to clear up any overgrown vegetation around the home and any stored goods are not blocking areas such as roof space or subfloor. Having keys ready to unlock garages, sheds, gates, or the subfloor door is recommended.
If your home is built on a concrete slab, it is recommended that you move items away from the walls so that they can be inspected properly. Because you can not get under the floor of this style of construction, being able to test the walls internally is essential. This should all be ready for when the termite specialist has arrived, if the property is not prepared properly beforehand then it will be inspected as is.
Termite Inspection Technology
Pest and Termite combines over 20 years of termite control experience with the latest technologies in termite detection.
- Moisture Meter – Moisture level of Surface
- Boroscope – Optical inspection tool
- Termatrac T3i – Uses Doppler Radar to scan through walls
- Thermal Camera – Detects heat changes to walls.