Termites


Termites are a serious pest in Perth and Australia, causing damage that costs hundreds of millions of dollars to repair every year. Worryingly, the damage is not covered by your home insurance, and infestations can be difficult to detect before it is too late.

Although White Ants play a vital role in nature by recycling dead and decaying wood, they can’t tell the difference between dead trees and the structural timber in your home. They will tunnel 50- 100 metres or more from the nest in search of food, and are attracted to the very things we place our around our homes moisture and mulch. If they come across your home’s foundations whilst they are foraging they will follow any cracks or crevices to access the structure and seek out a timber food source. 

It may be time to book a Termite Inspection in Perth with The Pest Guys.

What Does a Termite Inspection Involve?

If you suspect you may have termites, or you just want a little peace of mind, it is important to get a professional pest controller from The Pest Guys to perform a thorough inspection. You can read about Pre Purchase Timber Pest Inspection here. 

Termites are known for hiding in often hard-to-access areas, such as below floors and behind walls. By booking a professional from The Pest Guys to conduct the inspection, you are ensuring that a thorough visual inspection of your building will take place, including:

  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Roof Space
  • Accessible Subfloor

Once the visual component is complete, a comprehensive report regarding any findings from the inspection will be prepared for you. The report will contain details of a relevant treatment plans.

Pre-Purchase Termite Inspection

If you have booked a pre-purchase termite inspection, you can expect the following details to be provided to you:

  • Termite activity
  • Termite damage
  • Timber Decay
  • Current and/or previous Termite Management Programs
  • Wood Borers
  • Chemical Delignification
  • Conditions conductive to Timber Pest Attack
  • Advice for ongoing Termite Management Programs
  • Environmental factors in and around your property
  • Timber Pest risk assessment & advice

How long does a Termite inspection of my house take?

Depending on the size and condition of a home, the inspection time can vary. It is important to not rush an inspection, as there are many aspects of your home that need to be checked and we don’t want to miss any signs of termite damage!

An inspection from The Pest Guys for an average-sized 3-4 bedroom house can take at 1.5-2 hours.

The Pest Guys can help you protect your most valuable asset.  We are highly experienced in providing inspections in the Perth region, and can advise you on the best method of termite elimination and protection for your home.

Click here to learn more about our termite treatment options.