Termite Inspections Perth
The Pest Control Professionals
Termites are known to eat through wood and other cellulose sources.
This puts every timber home at risk. One out of four homes in Perth is affected by termite infestations, which means there is a 25% chance of your house being affected as well.
In order to prevent an infestation, the home must have certain termite management standards, outlined in the Australian Standards AS 3660.2-2000.
Termite inspections are essential to ensure these standards are all met.
At Pro Pest Control Perth, we can offer a termite inspection, giving you a report of a potential termite infestation.
Who Needs Termite Inspections
Regular Termite inspections are recommended to two categories of people: home buyers and homeowners. Most mortgage lenders ask for a termite inspection firsthand, just to ensure that you make it to the end of the loan. Even if termite inspections are not a mortgage requirement, you should still get one. It is important because it will tell you whether you are paying an appropriate price for the home or not.
Homeowners that have already been living in their home for a while should also consider a termite inspection, especially if they have a timber home structure and live in an area with high humidity.
Termite inspections should be done once a year, but if you live in a home with a high-risk area, or you had termites before, then you may want to have a termite inspection done every 6 months.
Areas We Inspect
When doing a termite inspection, our pest control technicians will inspect every corner of the home where termites may hide. This may include, but is not limited to:
- Indoor Areas: Walls, floors, ceilings, ventilation, roof voids, architraves, timber cabinets, skylights, door jambs, under-house crevices, etc.
- Outdoor Areas: Dead trees, gutters, stumps, soil, roofing battens, garden beds, trusses and beams, down piping, outdoor vents, skylights, etc.
Each home is different so, here at Pro Pest Control Perth, we will inspect every area where we believe the termites might hide during the termite inspections. Hidden areas or areas with potentially high humidity are the usual culprits in these circumstances. We will use the right tools to determine whether there are termites in the suspected areas or not.
Tools Used During Termite Inspections
We use only the most efficient tools to determine whether you are dealing with a termite invasion or not. Here is what our pest control technicians at Pro Pest Control Perth will use:
- Thermal Imaging: Detects heat patterns, which might suggest a pest problem.
- Moisture Meters: Used to check moisture levels that may suggest termite presence.
- Torches: A light source used to check for termites or any deformities in dark places.
- Termite Tappers: Uses the “tapping” technique to determine whether there is a termite colony present or not.
- Termatrac: Common termite inspection microwave radar that detects termite presence.
These tools are very useful when it comes to detecting a termite colony. However, our pest control technicians will also use their own knowledge in order to determine the presence of a termite infestation.
Pro Pest Control Perth technicians may use various other tools in combination as well – such as Termatrac after thermal imaging confirmed pest movement.
What If Termites Are Found?
If termites are found, then the results will be written on the report. Our pest control technician will offer you a quote for your pest control problem and then inform you of the recommended actions. After that, the termite control efforts may begin.
If termites are found, the first step would be to apply live termite treatment. Our pest control professionals use Termidor, as it is highly efficient in removing a termite colony. Once the colony has died due to the treatment, the next step would be to install a termite barrier or a termite baiting system. This is important because it will ensure the home stays termite-free for a longer time.
Termite Treatment Services
If termites are confirmed in your house, our pest control technicians at Pro Pest Control Perth can offer the following services:
Live Termite Treatments
If there are any termites present, then live treatment will kill the existent colony. If the termite barriers are installed without applying live termite treatment, they will trap the colony inside. Termite treatment has to be applied in order to provide a clean slate.
Once the existent colony has been eliminated, it is time to install a termite barrier. Termite barriers against this pest come in two types: physical and chemical. Physical barriers are often installed during the construction stage of the house, so if the home was already built, the chemical barrier becomes the likelier option. At Pro Pest Control Perth, we use Termidor for chemical barriers.
Termite Baiting Systems
Termite baiting systems are used to intercept potential termites that are on their way towards your home. The cartridges in these bats are several times more alluring for termites, causing them to abandon their path towards your home and go to the bait. Once termite activity has been confirmed, the cartridges will be replaced with termiticide-laced cellulose, which will kill the termites.
- Termites do not eat only wood. The pest eats anything plant-based, including fallen leaves. A yard full of leaves in the fall may create a path for termites.
- Termites may grow wings if they deem it necessary. They typically do it when they want to move the colony, making their invasion quite fast.
- A termite never sleeps. It works 24 hours a day, either eating (soldiers) or laying eggs (the queen).
- As long as it has the right environment for it, a termite queen may live up to 50 years – outliving most insects. The soldiers can also live just as long as their queen does.
- A termite queen may lay one egg every three seconds, which means over 10,000,000 eggs per year.
Pest Management Services
- Residential Pest Control Services
- Commercial Pest Control
- Pre Purchase Building and Pest Insepction
- Pest Inspections
- Termite Inspections
- Termite barrier treatment
- Timber Pest Inspection
- Monitored Termite Bait Stations
Why Choose Us
- Local Perth Family Business
- QBCC License
- Termidor Accredited Applicators
- Family Owned and Operated Pest Control Company
- Qld Licensed Pest Control technicians
- Public Liability Insurance up to $20,000,000
- Experienced and Dependable
- Always Prompt and Reliable
- Customised Treatments per Property
- 100’s of Successful Inspections on Perth Properties
- 12 Month Warranty on Home Pest Control Treatments
- 100% Guaranteed Satisfaction
- Beat any Written Quote
- Obligation Free Quotes
- White Ants
- Rodents – Rats and Mice
- Perth CBD and Inner Suburbs
- East and West Suburbs
- Perth Northside
- Perth Southside
What are the main signs of termite damage I should look out for?
You may notice mud tubes on walls, hollowed wood, or crumbling drywall which indicate structural damage from termite attack.
What species of termites are most common in this area?
The main timber pests here are subterranean, drywood, dampwood, and Formosan termites which can all cause serious issues if left unchecked.
Will an inspection help prevent future infestations?
Yes, a building inspection by qualified pest inspectors can identify early signs of infestation and allow for treatment before major structural damage occurs.
What will I receive after a termite inspection?
After a thorough inspection, we provide a detailed report listing any signs of termite activity plus recommendations for next steps to prevent further attacks.
Who should I contact if I have more questions?
Please get in touch with our friendly customer service team or schedule an inspection with one of our licensed pest controllers if you have any other questions or concerns.
How Long Should a Termite Inspection Take?
A termite inspection usually takes between 1 and 2 hours, depending on the size and layout of your home.
How Much Does a Termite Inspection Cost?
A termite inspection starts at $220, depending on the home size.
By now, we bet those termite horror stories sound less scary with Pro Pest Control by your side.
Come on now, don’t wait till your wooden beam collapses or your bookcase becomes a termite buffet again.
Grasp this chance to sleep more soundly tonight knowing that our professional inspectors are only a call away.
Contact our team to find out more.
Call today 08 7744 5555