Termite Inspections in Sydney

Termites, sometimes referred to as white ants, can cause extensive damage to your property. They are often concealed in locations that are hard to check by the average homeowner and if left too long can severely impact the structural integrity of your home, costing you thousands of dollars. That’s why it’s important to regularly book inspections to ensure your property and its residents are safe. The Australian Standards recommend that a full inspection should be carried out at least once every 12 months to protect your home, and more often in higher risk areas.

Full termite inspections should be carried out on a property before any treatment is undertaken. This allows the technician to properly ascertain whether termites do exist on the property, and whereabouts they are located, ensuring that any treatment completed will be successful.

Pesticom termite inspections are accompanied by a full report detailing all findings and recommendations along with any ongoing management programs.

What’s involved in the inspection process?

  • Pesticom technician will begin by inspecting all exterior areas such as trees, stumps, fences external walls and any outbuildings.
  • Then the sub-floor is inspected if the building is raised off the ground. The technician will search for mud tracks and damaged timber. Water leaks and poor ventilation can also contribute to termite infestations.
  • The interior is then inspected. Using a moisture meter, internal walls are tested, as high moisture readings are a common indication of termite activity. Timber skirtings and fittings are checked by using a tool known as a “donger”.
  • Accessible roof-voids are inspected by testing timber framework as well as lifting insulation to check wall plates.

Contact Sydney’s termite specialists today

If you suspect you may have termites or if you would like to arrange a Pesticom technician to visit your property for a full inspection, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team today. We would be more than happy to arrange an appointment with you and can also answer any general questions you may have as well. Call us today or fill out our online enquiry form.