Termite Inspection: Expectations vs. Reality
Sunshine Coast Termite Inspections & Treatment
Termites are notoriously destructive, and capable of eating their way through wooden structures and destroying every single thing in their way – yet often without any visible sign of the damage they are causing to your property.
Have you noticed any flying termites or termite droppings?
There are certain warning signals of termite infestation: mud or dirt trails, the softening or bubbling of timber around window frames and doors, muddy residue seeping through walls, and even clicking sounds from inside the walls. If you notice any of these, call in the termite management experts immediately!
Contact Little Critters Pest Control and Termite Management Specialists. Termites do not go away on their own. They just consume wood. Your wood.
Termite inspections can and should be carried out on at least an annual basis. In Queensland, the inspections are usually required before buying a property, and are often in the terms of the purchase contract. These are called pre-purchase inspections. However, quite apart from that, it is wise to have regular inspections done simply to ensure your peace of mind as the Sunshine Coast’s woodland, warm climate and rainfall provide an ideal breeding ground for these dangerous pests. The standard cost of our annual termite inspection is $195 – very good value and well worthwhile for the safety of your home and its residents.
The inspections examine the foundation of both the exterior and interior surfaces of your property, particularly where wood is on or near soil.
However, the inspections tend to be laborious and it is always advisable for the homeowner to be present, both to liaise with the pest control inspector and to be able to ask and answer any questions that may arise. This avoids any misunderstandings at a later stage and ensures that the appropriate termite management is in place. The homeowner should feel free to ask whatever questions they may have regarding the termite management system recommended by the pest control expert. Everything should be clarified from the outset in an inspection: procedures questioned and the various options explained.
The inspections examine both the interior and exterior of your property and up to 30m around the structure within the boundary.
However, the inspections tend to be laborious and it is always advisable for the homeowner to be present, both to liaise with the pest control inspector and to be able to ask and answer any questions that may arise. This avoids any misunderstandings and ensures that the appropriate termite management system is in place and is current. The homeowner should feel free to ask whatever questions they may have regarding any termite management system recommended by the pest control expert.
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