Just because you haven't seen any termites in your daily activities, doesn't mean that they aren't chewing away the foundations of your home as we speak.
Termite treatments are fantastic ... but termite inspections are the 'foundation' of any comprehensive protection plan for the tiny white army.
The Amalgamated Pest Control Advantage for Termite Inspections
Termite inspections are a specialist task requiring special skills ... if you go with a dirt cheap quote, an uninsured or unqualified inspector, you're putting your home, your future earning ability and financial security on the line.
So, what do you get when you engage Amalgamated Pest Control for termite inspections?
Fully qualified termite inspectors
Every one of our branches is locally owned and operated, but all franchisees have undergone Amalgamated Pest Control's strict screening process. Our franchisees' skills are also regular updated to industry-best standards.
Every Amalgamated Pest Control termite inspector is fully insured. If an uninsured termite inspector gives your property a clean bill of health, only for you to later find that your home is infested, your only recourse is through the legal system ... slow and expensive. We like to cover all bases, so all Amalgamated Pest Control inspectors are fully insured.
All About Termite Inspections
|Why do I need one?
A termite inspection is always the first step required to assess whether there is evidence of termites or other timber pests, and if so, what needs to be done to effectively manage the problem.
Termite inspections are a vital part of all termite management programs.
Inspections are an ongoing requirement, with the Australian Standard AS3660 recommending that a termite inspection is done at least every 12 months. In most cases - things do change around your property form year to year and often time you may be unaware that something around the property that you have done might encourage termite attack.
This termite inspection option is always required when structures are involved, however when trees, retaining walls or other such items have timber pest activity it is highly recommended to have the primary structures on the property inspected.
Please Note: This option will not eradicate existing termite activity or provide any future protection from further attack. Your termite treatment will be conducted separately.
|Where do they look?
The termite inspection covers:
- Readily accessible internal and external areas of your property structure(s)
- Assessment of the external areas extending up to 30 metres or the boundary line of your property.
- Careful inspection of termite-friendly areas
|What equipment is used?
Termite inspections are performed using industry-best equipment including:
- Sounding equipment
- Moisture meters
- Listening devices
- Termatrac (a movement detection device based on microwave technology)
- Bore scopes (tools that allow you to gain visual access inside walls and other enclosed voids.
- Access to additional advanced technology like thermal imaging cameras is also available in certain regions.
|How long does it take?
The termite inspection process typically takes 1-2 hours depending on the size and nature of your property.
Termite Inspection Reports
|Why do I need a report?
An accurate snapshot of your property’s termite exposure and/or damage status is crucial to the formulation of your property management plan and termite treatments if required.
|What does the Report tell me?
In the termite inspection report, we'll tell you about:
- Whether visual evidence of timber pest activity was found
- A summary of the timber pests identified
- How susceptible your property is to timber pest invasion
- Recommendations for improving the environment around your property
- Recommendations for a timber pest management plan
- Advice on pre-existing timber pest management systems
|What happens after the Report?
Whether or not timber pests are found on your property during a termite inspection, Amalgamated Pest Control remains on stand-by to discuss and advise you on your options to Detect, Manage, Destroy and Monitor these invaders.
Learn more about your options...