How Often Should I Get a Termite Inspection?

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While owning a home may be the Australian dream, it, unfortunately, doesn’t come without its nightmares. Suburban Australian homes are at very high risk of destructive termite, with termites causing millions of dollars in damage to homes each year.

While many people may cross their fingers and hope that termites don’t come across their home, the reality is that termites are more than likely in the vicinity of your property. Without booking a regular termite inspection or preventative termite treatment, your home can quickly become a buffet!

But how often do you need to have a termite inspection in Perth, and what can you expect during an inspection?

How Often Should I Book a Termite Inspection?

Termites can make their way onto your property and into your home unnoticed; it often isn’t until the termite colony has substantially grown in size or caused significant damage that we see evidence of their new living arrangements.

The Australian Standard AS3660.2 recommends professional termite inspections to be carried out at least once every 12 months, and ideally more than once a year for high risk homes.

Gardening and Landscaping

If you have previously had a termite inspection and treatment, introducing changes to your garden, such as mulch, paving or even a harmless garden bed near your home can damage the chemical termite barrier system.

Even if you have not previously had termite treatments on your Perth home, any work in your garden may open up small crevices and pathways for termites to enter your property.

Regular termite inspections by a professional team such as The Pest Guys is invaluable for any Australian homeowner – The Pest Guys offer pre-construction termite inspections, pre-purchase termite inspections and general termite inspections

What Can I Expect During a Termite Inspection?

Termites may initially be attracted to trees and shrubs in your garden, where they will usually build a nest in the soil. Termites are known to forage between 50-100 metres from the nest, so although they may nest in your garden, they could be using small crevices and cracks in your home’s foundations or brickwork to get into the tasty timber framework and flooring!

During a termite inspection, our licenced, professional team will need to inspect your entire property. The Pest Guys will particularly focus on:

  • Any established or decaying plant material in your garden;
  • Fencing and timber structures such as balconies, gazebos and timber patios;
  • Any shrubs, garden beds or materials close to the perimeter of the home that may be hidden entry points for termites;
  • Any visible nests, tunnels or damage; and
  • Wet and moist areas, such as bathrooms and laundries that may have attracted termites.

Why Should I Get an Annual Termite Inspection?

Organising for a professional from The Pest Guys to conduct your termite inspection is a valuable investment for your home; our team are licenced and trained to detect the most subtle signs of an infestation.

Organising for an annual termite inspection may seem unnecessary, but in your suburb, street and property, many changes can happen within a year.

Maybe your neighbour has an unidentified termite problem and the termites have made their way into your property, or maybe something as simple as a windowsill has shown signs of deterioration and has become prime food for termites.

There are many changes that can increase your risk of termites, so an annual termite inspection can catch the termites early. Once a termite problem has been found, a white ant treatment in Perth can be promptly organised to eradicate the invaders.

Contact The Pest Guys Today

Rather than finding a sunken floor or hollow wall and calling The Pest Guys in a panic, we recommend calling us to organise a preventative option! The Pest Guys annual termite inspection and termite treatment can give you peace of mind, and save you on costly repair bills from severe termite damage.

Contact the professionals at The Pest Guys today to book your termite inspection.