Termite Inspections Melbourne

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Termite Inspections Melbourne

Termite infestations can do serious damage to your home if left unchecked. If you’re a homeowner in Melbourne, you know the devastation they can cause. That’s why it’s essential to get regular termite inspections from reliable professionals like Trust Pest Control Melbourne. With more than 10 years experience, our expert technicians are fully licensed and insured; we guarantee 100% customer satisfaction and provide a warranty on all of our work.

You can have peace of mind that with us, your property is safe from termites and any other pests!

Call now to book your annual inspection with us.

Importance of Termite Inspections

They are small, but their impacts are not! In Australia there are many type of termites including subterranean, dampwood, drywood and formosan termites. Knowing what type of termite is present can determine the severity of the problem based on where they have made their home on – or inside – your property. Without an inspection by licensed professional like Trust Pest Control Melbourne, it’s impossible to tell. This makes regular inspections all the more important as they it will help keep these pest in check and protect one’s most valuable asset, their house.

Advantages of Termite Inspections

The benefits of having a comprehensive termite inspection report done regularly go beyond keeping those pesky critters away:

  1. It eliminates the worry contributed by wondering whether there might be an infestation lurking behind walls so you can sleep easier knowing your property is safe;
  2. Written reports give homeowners greater control over maintenance schedules without them having to shell out for costly repairs down the line;
  3. It adds value to your property when needed for homes insurance or mortgages approvals;
  4. Educates homeowners regarding what treatments need to occur both now an in the future;
  5. Helps avoid lawsuits from tenants or buyers due to lack of proper treatment or disclosure regarding any existing infestations onsite.

What’s included in our inspection service?

First, we will inspect the exterior of the home for signs of termite activity. We will look for any cracks in the foundation walls and masonry joints, as well as mud tubes or shelter tubes that may have been established by insects around doors and windows.

Next, we inspect the interior of the home. Here we’ll will be looking mostly in areas that can’t be easily seen from outside, like behind appliances, stairs railings and any wood furniture. In addition to watching out for mud tunnels, live termites and visible termite damage caused by termite feeding on wood structures, we also pay special attention to hollow-sounding wood. This can suggest possible infestation within inaccessible areas such as wall voids or crawlspaces.

Finally, if there is an attached garage we make sure to investigate it thoroughly for any visual signs of an infestation. This includes mud tubes under garage door frames or swarmers around windows and attic vents. Additionally we give a few kicks on paneling from lower inside walls. So any active colonies can be checked if found during the process.

Tool we Use

When it comes to inspecting for termites, our professional pest technicians are equipped with all the necessary tools. It’s important to note that all of our equipment is non-invasive so you know that there will be no harm to your property during the inspection process.

  • Termatrac T3i
  • Borescopes – these allow us to examine hard-to-reach areas quickly and accurately;
  • Thermal imaging cameras – These help us detect hot spots, termite entry around windows, doors, walls and floors;M
  • Moisture meters – ideal for gathering data in damp or humid areas around taps and sinks;
  • Radar detectors – which can detect underground tunnels built by subterranean termites;
  • Florescence lights – used as an aid in identifying both deadwood damage caused by drywood species, as well as live activity;
  • Termite Tapper

As part of our comprehensive service offering, Trust pest control company in Melbourne is fully licensed and insured so you can rest easy knowing that you’re in safe hands when entrusting us with this important task. On top of this we also offer a warranty on all products purchased through us along with 100% customer satisfaction!

Termite Facts in Australia

Before you begin researching how to protect yourself against possible pest infestations, here are some interesting facts about termites in Australia:

  • According to the Department of Agriculture & Water Resources (DAWR), Australia is home to more than 300 termite species. With about 30 of them being classified as insects that cause damage to buildings and structures.
  • Over 90% of homes suffer structural damage due to subterranean or drywood species each year in Australia;
  • The most destructive termite species in Australia are subterranean termites such as Coptotermes acinaciformis and Mastotermes darwiniensis. These termites live underground, build extensive networks of tunnels, and search for food sources like wooden structures.
  • Termite attacks increases during warmer weather when conditions become conducive for reproduction (swarming) — typically from spring through to late summer/early autumn around October till February – this may vary depending on local climate variation.

Termites infesting Melbourne Property


How much does a termite inspection cost in Victoria?

The average price range for a standard residential home inspection is between $250-$400. For larger properties or those with more difficult access, costs may be higher.

How often should you get a termite inspection?

It is recommended that homeowners have their property inspected for termites at least once every 12 months. This frequency may increase if you live in an area with high activity or if there are known concerns about the integrity of your home’s construction material.

How much is a pest inspection?

A general pre purchase pest inspection typically covers not only termites but also other common pests such as ants, rodents, and cockroaches. Like termite inspections, pricing varies based on factors like location and structure complexity. However it usually falls within similar ranges ($200-$450). In some cases companies might offer combined packages for both pest & termite inspections at discounted rates.

What if you find termites?

If termites are found during your pre purchase timber pest inspection, our team of trained professionals will discuss with you the best course of action. This will typically include recommendations for termite treatments or chemical termite barriers suited to your specific situation. Our goal is to effectively treat and eliminate any active termite infestations while providing ongoing prevention solutions for future termite protection.

What are some key things to know about termite inspections?

Termites can damage wooden items and furnishings. Getting an inspection helps spot them. It is wise to do before purchase. Poor air flow lets colonies grow. An untreated infestation can cost thousands of dollars in repairs. Pre purchase inspections help buyers learn the home’s full state. This avoids surprise costs after move-in. Checks target places the bugs hide. Experts know where to look in wood elements. They also check moisture and poor ventilation issues. Addressing all these first protects your investment.

Contact Us

Get in touch with us today to book your termite inspection and take the first step towards a termite-free home!

Call us at 03 8595 9881 or contact us to request a free quote. We can’t wait to help you protect what matters most.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re always here to help you keep your property safe from termites and other destructive pests.