All of our inspections are carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard AS3660.2. It is recommended that inspections be carried out at least once a year or more frequently in high risk areas.
Visual Termite Inspection Report
A visual termite inspection report is applicable to all homes, whether it be residential or commercial, and will cover all accessible areas such as roof voids, subfloors, the internal living areas and all external areas of the property including out-buildings (granny flats, studios etc), garages, fences, trees, stumps, landscaping timbers and retaining walls. A report is compiled highlighting any termite activity or damage found. It will also make reference to conditions that make your home more favourable to termites, eg poor drainage, plumbing leaks, untreated garden timbers, untreated landscaping timbers etc. It may also include any treatment recommendations and signs of previous treatments. Depending on the construction type of your home a more invasive inspection is available and may be recommended.
Termites (commonly referred to as White Ants) cause damage to homes and buildings every year causing hundreds of millions of dollars of damage. Most termite pests in Australia are subterranean (ground dwelling). Termites live in a colony which can contain several million individual termites. Termites can travel up to one hundred meters, but more commonly only travel 30-75 meters through mud tubes or galleries from their main colony to a particular food source, eg your home. These colonies can be very difficult to find and are sometimes located in trees, stumps, walls, under floors of homes and even under concrete slabs.
New colonies are established when winged termites fly from their colony in their thousands when climatic conditions are favourable, usually between November through to February.
To be certain your house isn’t being destroyed by these little devils, book an inspection today for your total peace of mind!