Termite Inspection Sydney

Professional Termite Inspections

Termite Inspection Sydney

Pro Pest Control Sydney provides affordable termite inspections for homeowners. Termites are a serious threat to all houses throughout Sydney. Without early detection termite colonies can cause millions of dollars in damage to timber framed homes. Termites can also damage the structural integrity of your building. They can destroy support beams, load-bearing walls, roof supports and ceiling joists. Don’t risk your most valuable asset to termite attack. Our termite inspection service finds any pest activity and keep your home protected all year round. Regular termite inspections are the only way to keep your property termite-free.

We recommend you have an annual termite inspection every 12 months if you have a timber frame building so you can find all pests in the property. We uncover any hidden problems and leave no area for the termites to hide. Save yourself from expensive repair bills by using you yearly service. A termite inspection will be one of the best investments you can make. If you have any questions just call the team of Pro Pest Control we would be happy to answer them for you. We also perform a free pest inspection looking for ants, spiders and cockroaches with every termite inspection.

How long does a termite inspection take?

Inspections will normally take between 1-2 hours which includes the free pest inspection.

How much does an termite inspection cost?

  • 1 and 2 Bedroom House or Units – $220
  • 3 Bedroom House or Apartment – $240
  • 4 or 5 Bedroom House – $260
  • 5+ Bedroom House – $280

Areas We Inspect

When we do your termite inspection we will insect all accessible areas your property. This includes all internal and external parts of the building structure. The inspector will be looking previous termite damage and potential risk factors for future infestation. If nessecary the inspector will provide recommedations for methods of control to manage future infestations. We will also look for delignification of timber. The areas we inspect include the following.

Internal

Inside walls, ceilings, sub floors, roof void, ventilation, skylights, timber cabinets, architraves, door jambs

External

Under house, landscaping, dead trees, stumps, soil, garden beds, roofing battens, beams and trusses, any vents and skylights, down piping and gutters

Reports

Every termite inspection we do is accompanied by a detailed report which will outline all findings recommendations. It wil also include our recommendqtions for management including termite barriers or bait systems. The report is written inline with the Australian Standards and includes the following:

  • Detects current active termites.
  • Signs of previous termite actvity and extent of any damage caused.
  • Identify specific species of termite infesting your home.
  • The overall state of the property and the risk factors that may favor termite infestation.
  • Recommendation on the best method to prevent termite attacks in the future.
  • Tips on preventing termites on your property. These could inlcude fix leaking taps and plumbing, improve subfloor ventilation, fix leaking roofs and rising damp and structural issues.
  • The current state and year of installation of any current termite protection system; if any.
  • The history of termite treatment at the property.
  • It will also come with a quote for future termite control and managemnt if required.
  • We will also look for other pests such as rats, possums, spiders and cockroaches.

 

Our inspection Equipment

We use the latest thermal imaging equipment to effectively locate and assess any termite damage.

Termatrac T3i

Of all the termite detection devices, this is the most comprehensive tool in the pest control industry. It incorporates Termite Detection Radar, Remote thermal sensor and moisture sensors. It also has a reporting feature for ease of client report generation which includes Data Storage, Analysis and Presentation features. One of the major advantages of Termatrac T3i is that it is non-intrusive. That means it doesn’t interfere with the physical appearance of your home. No wall, ceilings or floor penetration.

The addition of a remote thermal sensor with an inbuilt laser guide makes this tool more advanced. This feature enables the technician to focus and study all the wall characteristics that may point to the presence of termites. This makes the Termatrac T3i one of the most advanced devices available on the market to detect, confirm and track the presence of termite actvitiy.

Moisture meters

Designed to read moisture levels. There are two categories of moisture meters used by pest exterminators. The pin-less and pin type. The pin-less moisture meters scan the general surface using radio frequencies to check the presence of internal moisture. They are useful when inspecting impenetrable surfaces.

Conversely, the pin moisture meters penetrate surfaces to extract exact moisture readings. They are more accurate than their counterparts even though they cover lesser areas. For best results, most technicians use both meters to determine the termite-friendly moisture. 

Thermal imaging camera

Both living and nonliving things give out infrared heat. Initially, this principle was used by military personnel in surveillance missions. The best example of modern devices using this technology are binoculars, night viewing, and measuring devices.  

Largely, infrared thermal imaging cameras are used to detect faults in buildings. However, a modified model was designed to test the presence of termites. Although, the method requires high precision and expertise since it penetrates only the first 1/1000 of an inch. So, termites must be in large numbers to generate detectable heat. 

Listening Devices

Due to vibrations and movement when rubbing their mandibles together, termites produce noise in the timber. Acoustic emission devices amplify this noise to establish the presence or absence of termites. However, wall covering and background noise can affect the efficiency of this tool. Noise detection can only extend as far as 80cm along the surface and less than 10cm across. Not commonly used in the industry anymore.

Donger or Termite Tapper

Used to tap and run along exposed timber. When it reaches a termite infested wood the tapping tone changes.

Signs of Termites

The most common signs are bubbling or cracked paint or plaster, damaged skirting boards, window sills and door frames. Other signs you may have termites are:

  • Sagging floors and floorboards
  • Termite mud packing or mudding
  • Mud shelter tubes in foundation walls, architraves, brick foundations. Used for protection and a sign of termite activity.
  • Hollow sounding timber – Tap on it and listen for a difference in sound
  • Termite noise. If disturbed soldier termites create rattling noises by hitting their heads against the walls of their tunnels. This is called “head banging”.
  • Piles of termites frass around the house

Whts if termites are found?

If we find termites in your property during a routine termite inspection first we will investigate the severity of the infestation. Then we recommend treatment options for you. Below you can see a list of termite control services we offer customers in Sydney.

Active Termite Treatment

If we locate active termites we recommendation termite treatment to destroy and kill the colony. We kill the colony by spraying termiticide directly infested areas.

Termite Barriers

One of the best termite management systems to protect your property is a termite barrier. Installation takes around 4-6 hours and  involves digging and trenching around the perimeter of your property. We then spray liquid termiticide into the trenches and fill it back in. We use and recommend Termidor.

Termite Baiting Systems

For the most environmentally friendly way of protecting your home from termites is a termite baiting system. The “bait stations” are installed at 3 meter intervals around your property and monitored throughout the year.

Fast Facts

  • Approximately 1 in 4 homes will be attacked by termites in Sydney
  • Homeowners insurance does not protect you from damage caused by termites termite damage
  • Damage and repair bills are more expensive than preventative treatment

Reviews

Fantastic job by Mark. Very friendly and easy to deal with. We had a termite inspection and barrier installed and really happy with the results. Thank you to everyone from Pro Pest Control Sydney. Will use again.

Chris Hayes, Manly

We get our annual termite inspections at the start of every year. Never any hassles and they offer a great service at reasonable rates. Highly recommend Pro Pest Control.

Sally Wilson, Parramatta

Great pest control company! Always on time and super friendly. Highly rated thnak you so much.

Sevine Brando, Blacktown

 

Why Choose Us?

  • NSW Environmental Protection Authority Licensed
  • AEMPA Member Australian Environmental Pest Managers
  • Reliable and Effective Environmnetally Friendly Pest & Termite Solutions
  • Public Liability Insurance $20,000,000
  • Locally Owned Pest Control Business
  • Get Free Consultation and Estimates
  • Transparent Pricing, No Surprises
  • Always Going the Extra Mile for our Clients
  • Backed by Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • We Will Beat Any Written Quote From A Pest Control Company
  • 100% Guaranteed Customer Satisfaction
  • Servicing all of Sydney

Locations

  • Sydney Central Business District & CBD
  • Sydney Inner City & Surrounding Areas
  • Northern Beaches and North Shore
  • Western Suburbs & Inner West
  • Sutherland Shire
  • Hills District & Northern Suburbs
  • Sydney Southern Suburbs

 

Contact Us

Whether you are a homeowner or intend to purchase one, a termite inspection is important. You can’t afford to underestimate the threat of pests and termites. 

Schedule your termite inspection over the phone. Call Pro Pest Control today it’s fast and easy.

Call us on 02 8188 3997.