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.

a colony of termites

Do you know what to look for to find termites or what is involved with a termite inspection? There are some telltale signs of an infestation, but it's always best to consult with a professional termite inspector. A quality termite inspection will not only help you avoid costly damages down the road, but also keep your home or business safe from any potential termite infestations!

Termite inspections are the best way to detect and get rid of these pests before they cause any damage. We offer quality termite inspection services for residential and commercial property owners. Book an In-depth Termite Inspection from Suburban Pest Management today.

What can you expect from our expert termite inspectors?

A successful termite inspection will include a thorough examination of your home's exterior and interior. The inspection process includes:

  1. The termite inspector will check the sub-floor beneath the house to check for any signs of infestation and termite attack
  2. Perform visual inspections on window frames for termite droppings or damage to wood siding, timber damage, fascia boards, gutters and drainpipes; and external walls for potential termite entry
  3. Our termite control technicians will check for any termite colony that may be residing in your roof void near locations such as joists or cracks in the foundations where termites may enter from the outside.

A comprehensive termite inspection will also detect active infestations by checking "high risk areas" such as under decks, landings, around tree root systems, and in many other places, which can often be tell-tale signs that termites are nearby and there is the potential of structural damage to homes close to those areas.

Termite Inspection Services We Offer

The signs of a termite infestation can be so subtle that you never see them until it's too late. A rafter collapses, or there is a hollow or papery feel when you touch your doorframes or window sills, or you see a mud trail up the wall on the exterior of your property - these are all signs that you might have termites. Instead of worrying about it, why not get a termite inspection? That's one appointment you don't want to put off.

At Suburban Pest Management, we perform many comprehensive termite inspections each year. As local pest professionals and termite inspectors, 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 owner have an annual termite inspection.

Our expert termite inspectors have years of experience and training, and they use thermal imaging cameras and state-of-the-art equipment to detect these creatures. Because termites spend most of their lives underground and inside wooden structures, it's sometimes hard to see any evidence of a termite attack with the naked eye.

From our years in the industry, we know that the average cost to repair the damage to a standard residential home from a termite attack is around $8,000, so a yearly inspection at $269 for most residential properties is a pittance. Plus, for a limited time, we have an online special so the price is reduced to $229, offering even more value. Book online via the offer box or click here.

Our routine inspections are the most thorough in the local area. We don't just inspect the inside of your home. We hunt down termites wherever they might hide, including:

  1. 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
  2. Inside your building: Our termite inspectors examine all your timber fitouts, cupboards, trims, window architraves, flooring, skirting, doors, and door jambs for any potential termite entry
  3. Under your home: We check your sub-floor 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
  4. The ceiling cavity and the roof: Moisture-affected and little-used areas are prime real estate for active 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 take a total of one to two hours.

After we finish, we will provide you with a complete termite inspection report about what we found whilst we're still on site. When we return to the office, we'll 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 rid your property of them for good.

If we don't find any termites, 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 give you some prevention tips, for example, removing termite-attracting vegetation and timber. A termite management plan is a must in order to protect your property from termite attacks.

It's well worth the investment. With our well-trained, insured, and fully licensed termite control professionals, you can't go wrong. 

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

Maybe you have noticed termite damage to the fence, or see mud trails on a wall, or noticed 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 including moisture meters, we'll track down where these creatures are hiding.

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

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 at least another year.

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 termite experts have earned their trust through years of conducting accurate and thorough pre-purchase pest and termite inspections.

Having completed over 50,000 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.

Please note our online In-Depth Termite Inspection offer does not apply to pre-purchase inspections. For pre-purchase inspection quotes or bookings, contact our office on 1300 656 572.

Pre-Handover Or Pre-Auction Termite Inspections

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 critters. Before you sign a contract to buy any property, take the time to call Suburban Pest Management for a thorough termite inspection.

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 gauge your bid according to the condition of your potential home or investment.

Regular Termite Management Plan And Yearly Inspections

Schedule termite management check-ups

As a pest control company, we offer an effective long-term solution to your termite problems at affordable prices. Once we’ve eliminated any existing termites, you want to keep your home termite-free. With our regular termite management programme, we will check your home every year to make sure your termite protection solution 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.

Our Termite Inspections Service Areas

We cover termite inspection services for homes and businesses in the following areas:

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Ipswich
  • Logan
  • Caloundra
  • Caboolture
  • And nearby suburbs

Don't Wait - Book a Free Termite Assessment Today

Not sure if you have termites?... Or maybe you just want to make sure you DON'T have termites. Don't put it off till tomorrow, book a Free Termite Assessment today. 

For a limited time, we are offering a FREE Termite Assessment. Please note this is not a full inspection but if you are unsure whether you have termites, this will give you peace of mind as we will talk to you about your concerns, consider your property's history, and give you options for what steps to take next. To take advantage of this offer, please book online via our live online booking system here.

We'll be glad to help you keep your home termite-free for years to come. 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you hear a papery sound when you touch door frames or windowsills, or if you see mud trails on your foundations or in the corners of walls, you are likely to have termites. The first thing to do is call us now on and arrange one of our accredited professional termite inspectors to carry out a termite inspection.

Once our Termite Control Technicians have thoroughly inspected the home itself to ensure there's no moisture behind walls or damage to structural timbers, the inspector will move on to the surrounding property and yard to make sure those areas are not showing signs of termite activity.

The best time to schedule a termite inspection is before you purchase your property as part of your Building and Pest Inspection. This way, if there are any problems, they can be addressed before you purchase. If all looks good during your first inspection, then regular termite inspections should be done once every year thereafter.

If you see visual termite damage, the first thing to do is call a pest control company like Suburban Pest Management and speak with one of our customer service team members about termite control services.

The cost of termite damage to homes and structures is in the millions of dollars every year throughout Queensland, which is why termite protection is so important.

The damage to property caused by termites is not covered by most insurance companies, so the best course of action is to ensure that you have termite protection in place to minimise the threat of termite attack, and that you are aware of termite treatment options. Termite protection methods include chemical barriers, physical barriers, and baiting systems.

Preparing your home for a termite inspection isn't difficult, but there are a few things you can do to help make it go more smoothly. You can clear away any clutter, and move items that might get in the termite inspector's way. This will help them to inspect your home more efficiently.

Anything you have stored under your sinks in the kitchen and bathroom will need to be moved to another area so that the inspector can check your water sources for termite activity.

The time a termite inspection takes depends on the size of your property and complexity of the layout of your home. You can expect that a termite inspection will take between one and two hours.

A termite expert will inspect the interior and exterior areas of your home, checking for visible signs of a termite infestation, which include: droppings, broken termite wings, mud tubes, and damaged wood.

The termite inspector will check your foundations, floorboards, walls, window frames, crawl spaces, door frames, insides of cabinets and closets, plus roof cavity and sub-floor. They will also check your garden and around the outside of your home.

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