Simple: Termite or borer damage can be one of the most expensive problems a property can suffer.

Our termite inspection service sends an expert who will check for current infestations of live termites and borers, any old termite or borer workings/damage, fungal decay and any potential access points or weaknesses in the property boundaries that may allow access.

All pest inspections are conducted in both the sub-floor and ceiling spaces, subject to access. Many people think because the house is on a slab that they are not susceptible to termite attack, unfortunately, they are very wrong.

Being on a slab means that no sub-floor inspection can be conducted and the inspector must look for mud trails and other access points. This can all be done at the pre-purchase building inspection and a strongly recommended termite treatment or preventative measure be put in place around your home or investment property.

Most importantly termites can travel underground for up to 200m looking for food (wood) Our inspectors will check your immediate surroundings for any potential termite workings & lodgings.

A pest infestation can be one of the most damaging problems a property can suffer. Our pest inspector will check for both current live termite infestations, as well as evidence of any prior infestation.

Any & All termite damages & repairs that occur to your property are NOT covered by your home insurance, therefore it is absolutely vital to ensure your home is not susceptible to termite attack – Prevention is cheaper and better than the cure when it comes to termite attack.

All pest inspections are conducted in both sub-floor and in-ceiling spaces as are practicably accessible. Termite Inspections must be conducted annually. Should there be no preventive barrier in place on the property, then an inspection every 3 months as an early detection method is strongly advised.

All inspections are conducted according to Australian Standard AS 4349.3. All inspectors and pest technicians are registered with the Department of Health Victoria.

Building and Pest Inspection FAQ

A lot of people aren’t happy hearing about the grisly details of building and pest inspection, but we recognise that many of our customers aren’t squeamish when it comes to the pest control services they hire. Here are some of the most common questions – and answers – we hear.

Why is a timber pest inspection important?

Termites alone can, and do, untold damage to the hidden parts of a house that you can’t see when you wander through your potential new home. Termite repairs cost Australian homeowners hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. The peace of mind offered by a pre-purchase timber pest inspection means you will be well aware of any damage or potential cost prior to moving into your new home.

Do moisture meters reliably detect termites?

Termites require higher humidity in their workings than their surroundings. Moisture meters detect this, but leaks from plumbing, water systems, air conditioning equipment and guttering may also be detected and therefore must be investigated.

What is the effective life of a chemical barrier for termites?

Chemical barriers are only effective if the chemical is not disturbed. They can be bridged or breached at any time by any number of factors including servicing of property facilities, landscaping, additions, modifications, rodents, soil leaching and tree roots. Barriers should be re-applied about every 5-10 years depending on the brand and regular annual inspections by a specialist timber pest consultant are essential.

Why is a warranty of only 6 months given after an ant & spider chemical spray has been applied?

The chemical degenerates in the soil over time and the rate is dependent on many factors. To ensure your house is still fully protected, annual inspections are highly recommended so any break in the chemical barrier or new entry spot for termites is discovered quickly and treated in an appropriate manner.

Are physical barriers of stainless steel mesh or finely divided granite stone effective?

Any physical barrier can be bridged or breached by electrical and plumbing services, additions, modifications, renovations, and landscaping. Their primary function is to force termite activity to become visible to inspection. Regular inspections by a specialist timber pest consultant continue to be essential for early detection.

Do bait monitors protect properties?

Bait monitors alert property owners to termite presence so that attacked monitors can be used to eradicate the colony by introducing substances specifically designed to disrupt termite growth, digestion and colony behaviour. This must be undertaken by a specialist timber pest consultant.

Are there termite species that do not damage timber in buildings?

Yes, that’s why it’s essential to have an accurate identification so that control options can be carefully chosen according to the particular termite species.

Is pre-treated timber resistant to termites?

Often the chemical doesn’t penetrate the hardwood, so the timber centre can be susceptible to termites which may be exacerbated by timber splitting or weathering.

Treated pines or treated timbers should be completely covered in the termite prevention spray – Once a piece of wood has been cut that has been treated, it will then be susceptible to termite attack. If a chemical barrier is not installed, this provides the perfect opportunity for termites to have lunch at your expense.

Call 1300 022 766 to discuss your concerns and we will organise a termite technician to inspect your property.

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