Building and Pest Inspections Brisbane

Inspect My Home has been providing prospective home buyers with informative and independent building and pest inspections throughout Brisbane and South East QLD since 1995. Our inspectors are fully insured and conduct their inspections in accordance with Australian Standards.

Glenn: Brisbane Timber Pest Technician / Inspector

As a fully qualified and licensed pest technician and timber pest inspector with vast experience, Glenn is able to provide our clients with a comprehensive pest and termite inspection, along with great customer service across Brisbane and Gold Coast.

Glenn will thoroughly check the property for termites and pests, as well as any termite damage or conditions that are conducive to termite damage. Termites generally avoid being out in the open and bright lights, so their colonies are usually underground, out of sight or within wood materials. Because of this, termite damage is often difficult to see so it’s important to get a professional pest or termite inspector who knows what to look out for.

Once your inspection has been completed, you will receive an easy to follow report with photos, points of interest and recommendations (if necessary) for a termite control plan

Frequently Asked Questions

A Timber Pest Inspection or Termite Inspection entails a professional pest inspector completing a visual pest and termite inspection of all accessible and available areas of a property for the presence of active termites and/or termite damage.

The results of the pest inspection include conducive conditions to white ant attacks, risks and recommendations for termite management programs.

A Termite Inspection is a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of a home for evidence of termite activity and or termite workings/damage. The inspector will visually inspect the interior and exterior of the home or building including any accessible roof cavities or roof void, and sub-floor areas.

After a pest inspection has been performed, the findings are noted in the pest report which will be issued via email the following morning.

On average, Pest Inspections take approximately 60 minutes for a thorough inspection, depending on the size and conditions (e.g. clutter; storage of personal items, etc.) of the home and property.

No. There are many bugs and other pests who cannot survive inside your home, but termites are NOT one of them.

Once a termite infestation finds a way into your home, they won't go away or die on their own. Your home acts as the food source for the termites so they consume the wood for sustenance and will feed for years and years if they are allowed to.

The cost of a comprehensive termite inspection will vary depending on what region you are located in and the size of the property being inspected. For an accurate quote please contact us or view our inspection prices page for an approximate idea of the cost.

Subterranean termite colonies consist of three different castes: reproductives, workers and soldiers.

All of the subterranean termites are generally creamy white in appearance and are translucent, looking very much in size, shape and colour as a grain of rice.

The reproductives, or "swarmers", have a pair of even-sized wings and are often mistaken for flying ants. The workers look similar to the "swarmers" only they are a little smaller and do not have wings. The soldiers are also similar except for their oversized heads and large, crushing mandibles.

There are a number of differences between ants and termites. The body shape of an ant is like an hourglass--it narrows between the abdomen in the rear and the thorax in the front. The body of a termite is more cigar-shaped without the narrowing between the front and back halves of the body. When wings are present, ants have larger wings in the front and smaller wings in the back, whereas termite swarmers have relatively equal-sized wings. Ant wings are less veiny than termite wings.

Also, ant wings have a stigma (dark spot) on the leading edge of the front wing, and termite wings do not.

Ant antennae are bent or curved, while termite antennae are relatively straight. Also, termites eat the wood they tunnel through, causing damage to homes and property, while ants do not.

All termites have the ability to cause serious damage to a home. Here is a quick list of the 5 most destructive termite species commonly found in Brisbane:

  1. Coptotermes Spp.
  2. Schedorhinotermes Spp.
  3. Heterotermes Ferox.
  4. Microcerotermes Turneri.
  5. Nasutitermes Exitiosus.

The best thing a homeowner can do to prevent termites is to have regular termite inspections carried out. With a regular inspection carried out each year, you are guaranteed to minimise damage with early termite detection.


Building & Pest Inspection Cost in Brisbane

Our inspection prices depend on a range of factors such as the size of the property being inspected, the type of inspection you need and the region the property is located in.

  • Apartments of approximately 100sq meters from $460.00 (incl. GST)
  • Standard house up to 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms from $515.00 (including GST)
  • Standard house up to 3 bedrooms & 1 bathrooms from $530.00 (including GST)
  • Standard house based on 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms from $540.00 (including GST)
Best Value
  • Building Inspection Only - from $380.00 (including GST)
  • Pest Inspection Only - from $330.00 (including GST)
  • Asbestos Audit - POA
  • Handover Inspection Report - POA
  • Annual Pest/Termite Inspection & General Spray - from $330.00 (including GST)
  • General Spray - from $180.00 (including GST)
  • Building/Maintenance Inspection - POA
  • Pest Inspection, General Spray and Building/Maintenance Inspection - POA


See examples of damage we have found during inspections around Brisbane.

Why Choose Us?

  • We're fully licensed & insured - did you know that inspectors don't require a license in some states?
  • Reports within 24 hours - receive a detailed report by email within 24 hours, or on the same day in urgent cases
  • Detailed reports - our easy to understand reports contain photos and are independent of any third party. We work for you!
  • We'll handle your agent - we will liaise with your real estate agent to confirm an inspection time and keep you informed.
  • Verbal Report - can be provided upon request.

Inspection Service Area

Inspect My Home are the building and pest inspection specialists for Brisbane, servicing the city and surrounding areas. Steven provides pest and termite inspections in the following areas:

  • Brisbane CBD
  • Brisbane Bayside
  • Brisbane South
  • Northern Brisbane
  • Brisbane West
  • Ipswich
  • Logan & Beenleigh
  • Gold Coast

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