Termite Inspections Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is a known termite hot-spot due to our warm and humid climate. Termites like to live in warm, damp and dark places making the majority of properties on the Gold Coast highly susceptible to termite infestation, especially older properties.
Whether you're looking to purchase a property or ensure the safety of your existing home against termite attack, it's imperative to get a professional timber pest and termite inspection done by the experts. Inspect My Home provide comprehensive pre purchase property and pest inspections, annual termite inspections, termite treatment and pest control services throughout South East Queensland.
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What does a termite inspection involve?
Our timber pest inspections involve a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of the property looking for evidence of termite activity and/or termite workings or damage, timber decay, moisture detection and indentifying conditions conducive to termite attack. The areas that will be inspected include the interior and exterior of the building as well as accessible roof cavities and subfloor areas.
Termites tend to avoid open air and bright lights, and as a result, their colonies are typically underground, out of sight or within wood materials so more often than not, termite damage is hidden away from sight. For this reason, it's important to get a professional pest or termite inspector who knows common areas to check for termite damage or conditions conducive to termites. Our inspectors also utilise special equipment to help detect termite activity and damage, including thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters.
The average Pest Inspection takes 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.
Following the termite inspection:
Your termite inspection report
The findings of the inspection will then be noted in your pest report which will be issued via email the following morning, including any recommendations for effective termite treatments, such as termite barriers, in-ground termite baiting systems, chemical termite treatments and annual termite control services.
Termite treatment options
Many recently constructed or renovated homes have a physical termite barrier installed. However, if the property doesn't have pre-construction termite protection, there are a number of other termite management options available.
- Chemical Termite Barriers: this is the most common treatment type for subterranean termites, and involves establishing a continuous barrier between the termite colony and the timber in a building or structure. The technician will trench the soil surrounding the property and inject the termiticide beneath it to provide an effective barrier.
- Termite Baiting System: this treatment option involves the placement of cellulose (wood material) bait stations at strategic points around the property perimeter. Worker termites will locate the termite baiting station and leave special scent trails to summon other termites to the food source. The cellulose material is then replaced with a chemical inhibitor that carrier termites bring back to the termite nest and spread the inhibitor throughout the colony. The inhibitor retards the moulting process in termites which prevents them from growing.
Read our article on which termite treatment is most effective.
Contact The Termite Inspection Specialists
Founded on the Gold Coast, Inspect My Home has been providing prospective home buyers and property owners with comprehensive termite inspections throughout South East QLD since 1995.
With vast experience and local knowledge of the Gold Coast and surrounds, our qualified pest inspectors and termite specialists provide detailed and informative reports following your inspection. Get peace of mind and make an informed decision on what to do next with the property in question. We also provide annual termite inspections and pest control services for property owners as effective termite prevention measures. As a licensed and insured company, you can sleep easy knowing that all of our pest and termite reports are carried out in accordance with Australian Standards.
Contact Inspect My Home today for your termite inspection and pest control needs on the Gold Coast and reduce your risk of termite attack.