What is the difference between a pre-purchase inspection and a termite inspection?

Termites, (commonly known as white ants) are one of Australia’s most destructive pests in Bendigo. They cause millions of dollars of damage to homes, commercial properties and structures throughout Bendigo every year, which is why termite protection and prevention is so important.

As social insects, they live in colonies and breed rapidly. In fact, one termite colony can number in the millions which is why you need to prevent and protect your home or commercial property in Bendigo from termites.

While these pests vary in size, shape and colour, all termite types feed on wood and can cause costly damage to your property which is why a pest inspection in Bendigo is paramount to treatment and prevention!

Over 100,000 Australian properties suffer from termite attacks every year. A costly occurrence!

Left untreated, termites can cause major structural damage to your home or business and cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. If you want to control and prevent these pests from invading your property, you should invest in professional termite treatment or termite pre purchase inspection in Bendigo.

How to detect termite infestation in Bendigo

Termites can sometimes go unnoticed for a long time on your land or in your house before being discovered.

Termites, whether dry wood termites that dig deep within wooden structures or subterranean termites that live mostly underground, can be difficult to detect before major damage has been done.

It’s critical to recognise the warning signs as soon as possible to assist in limiting the amount of damage.

Some of the obvious signs of termite activity can include:

Drywall that is discoloured or drooping

Paint that is peeling and looks like it has been damaged by water

When you tap the wood, it sounds hollow.

Drywall with small, tiny holes

These are just some of the tell-tale signs (see a more extensive list below) and are all good reasons to contact your trusted pest control Vic company, VIP Pest Control Bendigo.

If you think you have termites in your home or commercial property, Bendigo, here’s what to do!

Don’t panic! Our experienced and fully accredited technicians at VIP Pest Control are here to help!

Before you chat with our team, here is a checklist of what to avoid –

  • Try not to disturb the termites – if you scare them away and they move on it can make it harder to treat them properly.
  • Do not spray them with insecticide! You are waiting your time and money as our experts need to locate the source to treat and prevent correctly.
  • Don’t break open any damaged areas.

The good news is, infestations can be controlled!

Give us a call immediately – if you live in Bendigo or surrounding areas, we’ll be around as soon as possible for a termite inspection to assess the problem and provide on the spot advice.

If you do have termites, we will provide options for various termite treatments in writing along with an obligation free quote.

At VIP Pest Control Bendigo, treating and preventing termites is one of our most in demand services, as is pre purchase inspections in Bendigo, so we thought we would take the time to explain this service in more detail, and how it can save you money, time and stress in the long run.

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What is a pre purchase termite inspection – Bendigo?

A pre-purchase pest inspection (also referred to as a timber pest inspection) is carried out before the purchase of a property either by the seller and/or the buyer of the property in Bendigo.

Our team at VIP Pest Control Bendigo will assess your property for more than just termites. We are also looking at borer activity, termite damage, wood decay, fungus and mould and any risks that could attract termites.

A full report by Australian Standards – AS4349 is provided including photographs taken during the pre purchase inspection.

One thing to be aware of with pre purchase, is that there are no standards or regulations for the need to be a licensed pest technician to carry out this service, however at VIP Pest Control Bendigo we strongly advise you that you do use an experienced technician.

All our technicians at VIP Pest Control Bendigo are fully licensed and accredited with the Department of Health to carry our inspections and treatment if necessary.

What is a termite inspection – Bendigo?

A termite inspection is carried out by property owners as part of their normal property maintenance routine, and is highly recommended by our experienced technicians at VIP Pest Control Bendigo.

Routinely, these inspections are carried out on an annual basis, but sometimes more frequent inspections are needed on properties with a higher risk of termite attack. Your technician will advise you on a suggested frequency for inspections – saving you 1000’s of dollars in the long run.

A full report by Australian Standards – AS3660 is provided including photographs taken during the pre purchase inspection.

Why is pest control so expensive and how much is a termite inspection in Bendigo?

So, the question is, how much does it cost for pest control pre purchase and pest inspection cost for termites in Bendigo?

Prices vary depending on size of the home or commercial property. We can determine the cost in a. quick phone call to our Bendigo office on 1800 198 041.

One thing we guarantee at VIP Pest Control Bendigo, is that our expertise, experience, treatment and prices are of the highest quality and value for money in Bendigo.

Read more on termite pre-purchase inspection and termite inspections in Bendigo here or contact our professional team at VIP Pest Control Bendigo on 1800 198 041.

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