Termite Inspections are crucial in helping to protect your home or buildings from potential disaster. Termite outbreaks can destroy timber structures and unless it is detected early, it could be too late.
The Australian Standard 3660 outlines that a visual termite inspection be conducted every 12 months and also that it includes an area up to 50 meters around the property.
Early detection of termites is the key to limit structural damage. Thermal imaging, moisture meters and listening devices are commonly used. A trained eye and years of experience however is often the most reliable. Either way, making sure that termites do not go undetected is the main purpose of a termite inspection.
While termites often leave telltale signs around timber structures it is not always visible. With timber framed homes they can make their way into the structures via their underground nests.
This is why a thorough examination of the perimeter of the house or building is so important. If the presence or termites are detected then your pest control specialist will advise you on the best termite treatment options.