Termite Inspections provide property owners valuable termite related information that saves thousands.
A Termite Inspection is carried out to find live active termites. As Termite Inspection experts we know Termites destroy structural timbers beyond repair, destroy wall linings, skirting boards, door jambs, architraves and windows and decks just to name a few.
A Termite inspection & detailed written report provided by The Pest Company will help property owners with Termite related information that assists in preventing an attack.
A thorough Termite inspection is not a quick Termite check
Not all Pest Controllers are licensed to inspect homes for Termites, it really does pay to ensure the Termite inspection you book is carried out by a licensed Timber Pest Inspector.
The Pest Company carry out Termite Inspections for Properties and provide a detailed Inspection report with photos, we carry out a thorough inspection of your home as if the property is ours.
Our Termite Inspections are carried out in accordance with the Australian Standards AS3660.2 - 2017.
The essential tools used on all TPC® Termite Inspections include;
- Thermal Camera
- Moisture Meter
- Tapping device
- Led Lenser torch, just to name a few
Our TPC® Expert Termite Inspectors are trusted by thousands of locals who rate us as Reliable, Trusted, Experienced
Take advantage and book your detailed inspection & report by Calling us today, 1300 872 100
Termite Inspections carried out with a Thermal Camera
All our Termite inspectors carry a thermal camera as part of our inspection process. A Thermal camera is used to assist us to inspect the differentiation of temperatures within the property. As Termites build nests in homes and generate heat within their workings, when large amounts of live termites are present the camera assists in finding them.
The use of a thermal camera alone will not find termites in all situations, it's a combination of using all the available tools and the inspectors experience that provides our customers with an advantage when engaging TPC. We have saved thousands of property owners by finding Termites early.
The Termite inspection process that saves homeowners
Our licensed Termite inspectors will inspect for live Termites, Termite Damage and workings. Did you know, we also inspect and comment on situations that attract termites;
- Wood Rot (Wood Decay Fungi)
- Water leaks, Water damage
- Drainage issues,
- High moisture & Ventilation along with a large list of other conducive conditions that attract termites
- We have saved homeowners a fortune in repairing damaged timbers and walls by locating leaks behind showers way before the problem become a major issue.
We test for High moisture that attract Termites
The Moisture meter device detects moisture. As Termites need moisture like us to survive, during the inspection process we test for moisture, mostly concentrating on high risks areas like, behind shower recesses or where high levels of soil or where drainage is a concern externally that may attract termites closer to the home.
When high moisture, water damage or a leak is detected the inspector will use a thermal camera to help assess the area of concern, from here we may recommend an invasive inspection be carried out by us or a Builder.
How Reducing Conducive conditions around the home can reduce the chance of a Termite attack
The first initial recommendation is always to protect the property with a Termite Management System, from here the following items can assist in reducing the risks of an attack,
Removing the following items that attract termites will assist,
Divert Air conditioning overflows that release water against the home to a drain, Remove Shrubs & gardens that prevent inspections and attract termites, Remove all food source like tree stumps, large trees susceptible materials such as untreated landscaping, Retaining timbers, fencing, pergolas, decks and gate timbers.
The Pest Company carry a range of tools that assist,
Termite Inspection Tools
- Moisture Meter
- Handheld reporting device with photos
- Thermal Camera
- Tool Belt
- Termite Tapping device for testing/sounding timbers
- Extension Ladder
- Screw Drivers
- Termite Identification kit
- Copy of the Australian Standards AS3660.2-2017
- Steel Cap Boots
- Splinter testing tool
- Overalls, Knee Pads, Gloves, Eye Protection
- Dust Mask
The cost of a Termite Inspection may vary from company to company
When searching for the best value for money Termite Inspection it will be clearly set by the companies reputation within the industry, where long term commitment should stem well over 10 years. Shopping around for the cheapest Termite Inspection will only lead to more costs. The Pest Company have treated thousands of houses and tens of thousands of inspections, it really does pay to get in an expert.
Termites! How to avoid them with Long Term protection from Termites
As part of the Termite Inspection service, all our customers receive options on ways to protect their home from a Termite attack. A Free written proposal is always offered. The Pest Company have inspected, treated and protection property for nearly 2 decades, we are serious about business and protecting your asset.
Reduce the risk of an attack now, call The Pest Company 1300 872 100 or get a Quick Quote.
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Sub-floor Termite Inspections
Houses with a subfloor and adequate crawl space allow for ongoing inspections beneath the property that provides a perfect way to inspect a property for termites. This provides an areas to inspect for live termite leads, moisture, wood rot, ventilation and drainage issues. If access is limited these houses are extremely high risk, same applies for houses built on concrete slabs all provide termites with many opportunity to gain underground Termite entry.
Book A Termite Inspection today, Call: 1300 872 100
Visual Termite Inspections used as a Termite Management system
Termite Management AS3660.1-2014 New Building work allows for an exposed visual concrete slab edge to be used as a 75mm visual termite barrier. The slab edge must be exposed 75mm above ground level to allow access to for visual inspections to detect for live foraging termites. Unfortunately not all homes are constructed with exposed slab edge as some homes are constructed where the slab is hidden behind the brick work or covered by earth, concrete or pavers, which provides termites with many possibilities to gain entry.
The exposed 75mm slab edge exposure (see photo) demonstrates a perfect visual inspection zone, where ongoing inspections can be carried out to inspect for termite leads.
The exposed 75mm slab edge is a cheaper alternative for Termite Management, however it does not stop Termites from crawling up the slab edge into the property. If you want more protection on this type of construction, Call The Pest Company as we can apply an additional barrier to protect this type of construction.
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