Your local Austrapest Inspections cover all Timber Pests including termites, borers and wood decay. We do inspections for existing properties, which may include special purpose inspections using Thermal Imaging, Borescopes and Termitract. We also specialise in Pre-Purchase inspections, Site inspections (prior to renovations or installing a new building) and Invasive inspections. When a property has active termites, the inspection will include a proposal for the management of the termite problem.
Your local Austrapest Timber Pest Specialist will check for termites (white ants), borers and fungal decay in all accessible areas of the property. Close attention is given to structural timbers in the roof, subfloor, interior and external areas, trees and stumps and fence lines.
Regular six monthly to yearly inspections by your local Austrapest’s qualified Timber Pest Specialist, are environmentally responsible and can save you as the home owner thousands of dollars by detecting pest problems early. The detailed typed report provided is a very important part of the inspection process as it details any plan of action. Inspections take between one and three hours on site, as much time and care is taken in the production of the report as the inspection itself, we pride our reports on being high above the industry average.
Your detailed inspection will determine whether there is evidence of timber pest damage and activity. We will note special susceptibility and risk factors such as damp areas, areas with poor ventilation and limited access. We note if there are tree stumps or soil built up too high next to buildings which can allow undetected termite entry, as well as signs of previous termite treatment.
The Pest inspection report will include a range of recommendations, including DIY (do it yourself) recommendations, such as removing loose timbers, digging out areas of soil build up, paying attention to your general home maintenance, fixing leaking pipes and removing formwork timbers.
If your timbers are suffering from wood decay they will be more attractive to termite attack. Termites need moisture and low, damp, poorly ventilated subfloors with loose timbers are ideal for them.
If activity is found we may recommend a more invasive inspection, such as test drilling trees or stumps, borescopic or thermal imaging inspections, removal of wall, floor or ceiling panels to expose entry points or damage.
Only qualified, accredited Timber Pest Specialists do inspections, our work is covered by Professional Indemnity insurance. We are PestCert Accredited, Pest Inspector Registrar Accredited and members of the peak industry body, the Australian Environmental Pest Manager Association (AEPMA). All our termite experts have higher qualifications than the industry average.
We keep up with the latest advances in technology and have the highest code of ethics.
All Austrapest inspection reports are done to the Australian Standards on Timber Pest inspections A.S. 4349.3 - 2010 and the AEPMA Code of Practice for Prior to Purchase Timber Pest Inspections. Our termite work is done in accordance with A.S. 3660.2 – 2000.