Termites (commonly known as 'White Ants”) can cause extensive damage to your property, therefore the Australian Standards recommends that a full inspection should be carried out at least once every 12 months, 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 where termites exist before any treatment begins.
Pesticom termite inspections are accompanied by a full report detailing all findings and recommendations along with any ongoing management programs.
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 skirting's and fittings are sounded using a “donger”.
- Accessible roof-voids are inspected testing timber framework as well as lifting insulation to check wall plates.