Termite InspectionsSubterranean Termites are by far the most destructive timber pests in Australia and termite surveys conducted find that one in three homes in Australia will be affected by termites at some stage.
All too often, the presence of these silent invaders goes undetected until damage is discovered by chance by the home owner like this example in Berwick & Sunbury.
Termites are found in every suburb of Melbourne and throughout all of Victoria.
Termites like to exist in areas where they can’t be readily disturbed, thus discovering termites by the home owner is usually difficult and by chance. Regular Termite Inspections by an experienced Pest Control Company is strongly recommended.
An average home in Melbourne with a sub floor and roof void should take around 1½ to 2 hours to complete and should come with a comprehensive report giving you, the home owner, areas conducive to termite attack and recommendations on how best to correct the problems found.
Some Help In Reducing The Risk Of Termite Attack
An inspection of the property should be carried out every 6-12 months. This will increase the chance of early detection before they cause major damage.
Rectify all plumbing leaks and areas of water build up. If your hot water system over flow pipe drips against the exterior wall, place a hose on the end for redirection away from the home.
If the home is on a concrete slab, ensure the complete slab edge is visible for inspection.
If the home is on timber flooring, ensure the sub floor area is well ventilated and remove all scrap timber and form work. Do not store cellulose materials in the sub floor.
All external soil levels should be well below the damp course level. Timber landscaping should be constructed with timber that is not susceptible to termite attack.