TERMITE INSPECTIONS

DON'T LET TERMITES REDESIGN YOUR HOME

Termite inspections are an essential part of protecting your home from termites. Regular inspections allow for termites damaging a building to be detected as soon as possible. As recommended in the Australian Standards; regular, competent inspections are strongly recommended – at least on an annual basis. Some properties may require more frequent inspections.

TERMITES IN AUSTRALIA

Termites are a huge problem here in Australia. We have the most destructive termites in the world. 1 in 4 houses in Australia will be attacked by termites in their lifetime, this damage is estimated to cost homes and businesses around $1 billion dollars annually. Household insurance does not cover termite damage.

To the untrained eye termites are very difficult to detect and are almost never seen until the damage has been done. The best defence against termites is to be proactive and contact PestGuard Termite & Pest Control to arrange a thorough termite inspection.

WHAT DOES THE

TERMITE INSPECTION COVER?

A termite inspection identifies termites that are present in a structure and surrounding grounds (inside fence line, or up to 30m from the building).

An inspection assesses the following:

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Evidence of termites

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Severity of damage caused by termites

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Susceptibility of building to infestation by termites

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Remedial and protective measures required

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Further investigations required

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HOW IS A HOUSE INSPECTED?

A PestGuard Termite & Pest Control technician will usually spend 1 – 2 hours on site (depending on the size of the building), inspecting the structure and surrounds. A termite inspection is non-invasive and involves the visual inspection of timbers. The technician will use a tapper and an electronic moisture meter and will also visually inspect all accessible timbers. In addition to the walls of your home, the technician will also inspect the roof space, sub-floor space, the fence line, carports or garages, sheds or other structures and all garden areas.

If a suspect area is identified because of moisture or visual discrepancies, we then use the Termatrac T3i device to carry out additional tests. The Termatrac T3i uses radar, thermal and moisture detection technologies and is the most advanced termite detection device in the world, developed purely to detect, confirm and track the presence of termites.

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WHAT WILL I RECEIVE FROM MY INSPECTION?

You will receive expert advice on the protection of your home from termite attack along with up to date information on the current state of your home. This information will be captured in an electronic report and emailed out following the inspection.

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The report will contain:

The technician’s findings

Any recommendations the technician has for the property

A management proposal for any further treatment recommended

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