Termite Inspections Help Protect Your Home

You may never know they’re there--termites. In fact, the only way you can be sure that your home is free from termites is a termite inspection and a proactive treatment.

The signs of a termite infestation can be so subtle that you never see them—until it’s too late. A rafter collapses. You find a chewed-out hole in your moulding.

When it gets to that point, you’re looking at thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Instead of worrying about it, why not get a termite inspection? That’s one appointment you don’t want to put off.

Even if the inspection uncovers a nest of termites, a treatment can rid your home of them permanently. And won’t it be easier to fix a few hundred dollars’ worth of damage than to procrastinate and pay thousands?

At Suburban Pest Management, we perform many termite inspections each year in the Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast areas. As local pest professionals, we know just where to look to find the elusive creatures. We conduct a wide variety of termite inspections, including

  • Routine termite inspections
  • Emergency termite inspections
  • Pre-purchase inspections
  • Pre-handover and pre-auction inspections
  • Regular termite management and yearly inspections     

Routine Termite Inspections

Through our years in business, we have done thousands of routine termite inspections. We recommend that every home or business have their home inspected for termites at least once per year.

Our expert termite inspectors use state-of-the-art equipment and years of experience and training to detect these creatures. Because they spend most of their lives underground and inside wooden structures, it’s hard to see evidence of termite infestations with the naked eye.

When you think of the costs you’ll incur if you don’t get your home or business inspected, a yearly inspection is well worth the cost—just $269 for most homes, and a little more for larger homes or business buildings.

Our routine inspections are the most thorough in the local area. We don’t stop at your home. We hunt down termites wherever they might hide, including:

  • Your yard and garden: We check all your timber fencing, retaining walls, trees, tree stumps, and timber landscaping features within 50 metres of your building.
  • Inside your building: Our termite inspectors examine all your timber fitouts, cupboards, trim, window architraves, flooring, skirting, doors, and door jambs.
  • Under your home: If you have a basement or crawlspace, we check that, too, if it’s accessible. We’ll look at the joists, bearers, stored timber, the underside of your timber flooring, and joists—all the timber support structures of your home.
  • The ceiling cavity and the roof: Moist and little-used areas are prime real estate for termites. We check your skylights, your entire roof void, vents, gutters, downpipes, roof battens, beams, rafters, roof battens, eaves, and flues. Nothing escapes our attention.
Termite inspection by the staff from Suburban Pest Management
Our technician checking the roof for termite activity

The whole process should finish up in one or two hours.

After we finish, we will provide you with a complete report about what what we found whilst we’re still onsite. When we return to the office, we’ll proofread and edit the report, and then write a summary letter that makes it easier to understand the most important parts of our findings.

Then, we’ll make our recommendations. If we find evidence of termites, we’ll advise you to schedule a comprehensive termite treatment to drive them from your building for good.

If we don’t find any, you may want to have a proactive treatment done to keep them from coming into your home in the first place. If not, we can recommend several practices to clear your property of termite-attracting vegetation and timber.

It’s well worth the investment. With our well-trained, insured, and fully licensed termite control professionals, you can’t go wrong. We back up our work with a manufacturer’s warranty for your peace of mind.

Emergency Termite Inspections

Termites are hard to detect. That’s why it’s important to call in the professionals when you see possible termite damage in your home.

Termite damage to the fence Suburban Pest Management
Termite damage to the fence

Muddings on the floor that the dog or kids didn’t drag in? Timber that seems soft in spots? Don’t wait. You may be playing host to a colony of termites.

Call us. With our high-tech equipment, we’ll track down where these creatures are hiding.

Our equipment can detect termites on the move without harming your home’s walls or other structures. A termite detection camera with thermal imaging and motion sensors are only part of our arsenal.

Once we find out their hiding places and know how many there are, we’ll treat your property to eliminate any trace of the termite nest or colony. Done right and with regular maintenance, you won’t have to worry about termites for another eight years.

Pre-Purchase Termite Inspections

Pre-purchase termite inspections protect your investment

Brisbane-area conveyancers, lenders, and banks trust Suburban to identify any problems that would pose a risk to their clients’ potential real estate buy. Our insured, fully trained, and licensed inspectors have earned their trust through years of accurate identification and treatment of termite inspections.

You should trust us, too. With our qualified timber pest inspectors, you can rest assured that you’re working with the best termite control professionals in the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Brisbane areas.

If you’re buying a property, you owe it to yourself to learn what you’re getting into. Contact us for your pre-purchase inspection today.

Pre-Handover or Pre-Auction Termite Inspections

Routine termite inspections target moist areas

If you’ve bought an off-plan home, you want to make sure that there aren’t any unwanted occupants—like termites—who have moved in before you. Even new homes can play host to these insects. Before you make your final payment, take the time to call Suburban Pest Management for a thorough termite inspection before you take possession of the home.

Similarly, if you are looking at a home that is up for auction, it pays to know its condition before you buy. We strongly advise investors to know what they’re getting into when they purchase a home at auction. A pre-auction inspection will help you gage your bid according to the condition of your potential home or investment.

Regular Termite Management and Yearly Inspections

Schedule termite management check-ups

Once we’ve cleared out any existing termites, you want to keep your home or office termite-free. With our regular termite management programme, we will check your home every year to make sure your barrier termite control works as it should. If you opt for a baiting system, we’ll need to stop by more regularly to bait the stations, as well as for your yearly termite check-up.

Don’t Wait—Schedule Your Termite Inspection Today

While you’re thinking about it, take the time to schedule a termite inspection for your home or business. It’s something you just shouldn’t put off until tomorrow.

We’ll be glad to help you keep your home termite-free for years to come. Set up your termite inspection with Suburban Pest Management today.

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