Annual Termite Inspection
Termite inspections are recommended on 12 monthly basis MINIMUM for Australian home owners, homes at higher risk should be inspected more frequently. The purpose of a Termite inspection is to detect termite activity early to prevent large scale termite damage and expensive repairs to your home and property.
Your Termite inspection report will also outline conditions that make your property conducive to termite attack and provide recommendations to help you minimize the risk of termite infestation. Sentry Pest management will also provide you with quotes for any recommended termite protection or termite control that is needed.
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Pre Purchase building and Pest Inspection
A Pre Purchase building and Pest Inspection is one of the MOST important considerations you need to make before completing the purchase of your new home. When buying a new home you want to know that it will keep you and your family protected for many years to come. inspections give you the essential details you need to know about your potential purchase so you know whether it really is your dream home or a nightmare.
We recommend that You are present at the time the inspections are being done. Make sure you understand the scope of your building and pest inspection (what the inspector will and won’t look at) and it will give you a chance to ask the inspectors any questions or queries you may have before purchase. Here’s some guidelines you will find helpful from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC)
An Independant Specialist building inspector and a Specialist Timber pest inspector will comb through your prospective property and provide 2 individual reports.
Our reports are comprehensive, easy to read and include photos to help you visualize what we are speaking about. We Guarantee you will receive your report within 24 hours.
Termite Inspection FAQs
Termites are commonly known as “white ants” although they look alot like ants, termites are more closley related to the cockroach.
It takes approximately 90 minutes on average for us to conduct our thorough inspection. Of course time will vary depending on the size of the house and property, accessibility, termite activity and how much there is to report on.
The more accessible your home is at the time of inspection, the more accurate your termite inspection will be. Items and furniture stored against the internal walls of your home can conceal evidence of termite infestation.
Check to see if there is access behind or under furniture and move stored items away from the walls to allow us to sound timbers behind these areas and check moisture readings. We will also want to access the roof space during the inspection, So check that the man hole is not obstructed, Can a ladder be placed under the man hole?
Do not disturb the termites any further and definitely do not try to treat them yourself, treating termites yourself may kill ones you see at the time but all it does is encourage the rest of the nest to move on to another part of the house.
Simply cover the damage back over, leave the site undisturbed and contact us for your termite services. When our technician comes out he is then able to assess the situation and formulate a safe and effective treatment plan to manage the termite activity.
Keep Vegetation away from Buildings
Gardens and trees next to your home can conceal Termite activity and creates an environment that encourages pest infestations. Keep gardens and trees at least 2 meters away from your home.
Keep Timber, Paper and Cardboard away from buildings
Remove timber debris, cardboard and paper from around and under your home and buildings. Ensure that there are no old stumps or trees close to the external walls of your home.
All these things are a form of cellulose, the food that termites are constantly foraging for. If you need to store timber, store it up off the ground in a dry place well away from the house.
Keep Moisture to a minimum
For a termite colony to thrive it requires high levels of moisture, So they are always foraging for moisture sources. Be sure to repair leaking taps, gutters and downpipes straight away.
Check your Air conditioning units, water tanks and hot water systems do they discharge beside the house or into a nearby drain or downpipe. What is the drainage like on your property? Does water tend to pool around or under the house, if so consult a drainage professional.
DO NOT DISTURB
Many people tend to panic when they think they have termites in their home and either start pulling walls apart or pull out the moretein and start spraying. This just disturbs the termites that are there and encourages the rest of the termite colony to move on to another part of the house. Cover over any termite damage that has been exposed and leave the area undisturbed.
Beware of house modifications
Before any new house extensions or slabs are added to your home, consult with Sentry Pest Management, we are always happy to come out and give free advice. Often new building work provides new concealed areas for termites to gain access into your home. New home extensions and paths require some type of termite management system to be installed prior to building.