Termite Inspections

Need a Gold Coast termite inspection ? We provide termite inspections in all suburbs of  the Gold Coast. This area is located in a high termite risk area where 1 in 3 homes will be affected by termites at some stage. Termite activity often goes undetected by homeowners, so your best defence against termite damage is to have a termite inspection done annually. If you detect or suspect you have termite activity please call and book an inspection as soon as possible. During your inspection our pest inspector will undertake a complete and thorough, inspection of your home and property utilising the latest techniques and technology available. All accessible areas will be inspected for past and present termite activity, including the roof space, sub-floor areas, all exposed timbers, the dwelling perimeter, fences, retaining walls, trees and gardens.

Reports

A comprehensive report including any recommendations for a termite management system if required will provided within 24 hours of your inspection via email or fax. If you can’t attend your inspection our inspectors are happy to phone you afterwards to let you know how your inspection went. Our reports and inspections are in accordance with the Australian Standards;

AS 3660.2 Termite management inspections AS 4349.3 Pre-purchase – timber pest inspections

Equipment

The equipment recommended for all termite inspections in the Australian standards AS 3660.2 & AS 4349.3 is a sound tapping device and moisture meter.

Tapping device Soft timbers are tapped to identify termite damage by sound. E.g. window frames, skirting and door jambs.
Moisture meter A moisture meter is used to assess internal wall cavities and exposed timbers for high levels of moisture. High moisture areas may attract or contain termite activity. High mositure readings can often be located in rooms such as bathrooms, kitchens & laundries. If high moisture readings are detected then that area will be assessed further for termite activity.

Our termite inspectors also use sensitive movement detectors, listening devices and thermal imaging cameras. There are a few myths regarding thermal imaging cameras or infra-red cameras that often cause confusion. Thermal imaging cameras cannot see through walls nor can they detect and locate individual termites. They detect minute differences in temperature. Our warm Gold Coast climate can make it difficult for the thermal imaging camera to detect these minute changes. These environmental limitations restrict thermal imaging cameras from being used as a stand alone inspection method. Thermal imaging cameras are a handy tool for our inspectors but they must be used in conjunction with the equipment recommended in the Australian Standards.

Invasive inspections

Termite inspectors will recommend for a more invasive inspection if they find any areas of concern, live termite activity or high areas of moisture. Invasive inspections will only be undertaken after obtaining permission from the property owner as a small portion of plasterboard will need to be removed. Invasive inspections may also involve the use of a boroscope or small camera which can be inserted into the wall cavity or require the removal of a small section of plasterboard and installing a vent to monitor termite activity. You may require the services of a licenced professional to safely remove the material around the termite activity and to report on the extent of the termite damage. For example; a licenced builder will undertake repairs to rectify an area that has been damaged by termites and at the same time will make sure that your house structure has not been compromised during the process.

The termite specialists you can trust!