Timber Pest Inspections

A bit about timber pest inspections

There are around 360 species of termites in Australia, but only a small number cause damage to timber and other cellulose-based products.

The majority of termites are of great benefit to ecosystems through recycling dead and rotten timber and other plant matter and as a source of food to many animals.

Termites have the ability to cost many thousands of dollars in timber damage to homes, so it is vital that you carry out a timber pest inspection in order to determine if your potential new home is or maybe under threat.

What is a Pre-Purchase Pest Report?

A pre-purchase pest inspection or Timber Pest Inspection as it is called in the Australian Standard AS 4349.3 is an inspection carried out by a suitably qualified Inspector, to identify activity or damage from timber destroying organisms including subterranean termites, borers and fungal decay (wood rot).

The inspection includes the external and internal of the building itself including roof spaces and sub-floor spaces as well as fences, landscaping timbers, adjacent trees, stump and outbuildings. Your End2End Property Inspector will not only advise on past or active infestation and damage, but also high moisture areas that may lead to future termite activity or fungal rot and decay and current (or expired) termite prevention systems in place.

End2End Property Inspections utilise the latest technology to assist in the detection of timber pests providing data and information not available to the naked eye. These technologies include thermal cameras, movement sensors and moisture metres to provide the most detailed, non-invasive analysis of non-visible pest activity available.

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