Termite FAQ’s

Everything looks OK, how do I know if I have termites?

You may not see any signs of termites until it’s too late. The only way you can be really sure you don’t have termites is to have an annual Timber Pest Inspection by a qualified timber pest inspector.

What’s the first step?

The first step is a thorough, detailed, systematic inspection of your home. How long does it take? Depending on the site, the first inspection for timber pests will take around 1-2 hours.

Will I get value for money?

What is your home worth? Can you afford to not give your home a yearly safety check. It’s a critical part of maintaining your home. Contact our office for a free phone/email quotation.

Will I have to leave the house during the inspection?

Not usually. Most work can be undertaken with you at home.

I’m building a new house, or extending my current house. What should I do to keep termites out of my new home?

There are many options available for minimizing the risk of termite entry into your new home or renovation. It will depend largely on the construction of your property and we will recommend a qualified pest controller for your specific circumstance. You may need physical barriers, chemical barriers or combinations to ensure that you have the best protection available.

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