TERMITE INSPECTIONS

Gold Coast

WORRIED ABOUT TERMITES?

They may be tiny but they’re a big problem. And what they lack in size they make up for in numbers. Termite inspections are the best way to ensure your property is free of termites.

Termites can completely destroy the framework and roofing timbers your home within three months. In many cases, property owners, just like you, aren’t even aware they’ve got a termite problem until it’s too late. Don’t let this happen to you. Call Gold Coast Pest Inspector to arrange an inspection today.

Gold Coast Pest Inspector for comprehensive termite inspections

Termite Inspections Gold Coast

gold coast pest control for termites

WORRIED ABOUT TERMITES?

They may be tiny but they’re a big problem. And what they lack in size they make up for in numbers. Termite inspections are the best way to ensure your property is free of termites.

Termites can completely destroy the framework and roofing timbers your home within three months. In many cases, property owners, just like you, aren’t even aware they’ve got a termite problem until it’s too late. Don’t let this happen to you. Call Gold Coast Pest Inspector to arrange an inspection today.

GOLD COAST HIGH TERMITE RISK

Termites love the warm climate and lush soil of the Gold Coast. Brick homes are just as susceptible because termites live in the ground and enter homes through small cracks or expansion joints looking for that irresistible combination of timber and moisture. They will often damage other materials they can’t digest (eg plastic, rubber, metal or mortar) in their search for food – damage we can detect during our  Gold Coast termite inspections.

WHAT AREAS DO OUR INSPECTIONS COVER?

Our Gold Coast pre purchase termite inspection includes a thorough investigation of all roof voids and subfloor areas including decks, inside and outside of the building, fences, outbuildings, retaining walls, exposed timbers, trees, stumps and garden beds. We use current Australian Standard AS4349.3 equipment (moisture meter and sound tapping device), thermal imaging (large termite infestations produce a lot of heat) and borescopes as needed.

BUYING A HOUSE? DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT

Investing in a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make. The average costs of  termite damage are $10,000, with many going much higher. Before you commit, take the time to get a Gold Coast pre purchase termite inspection done by a qualified expert. Ideally, do it as soon as possible so you can make better informed decisions about the property you’re buying and the price you will pay. Still not sure if you need a Gold Coast pre purchase termite inspection? Call us for an obligation free quote.

FIRST DETECT THE PEST, THEN PROTECT

Thermal imaging and moisuture meteres  are tools we use to detect termites in our termite inspections – but they’re not the holy grail. Experience and knowledge are our most powerful weapons. And if we do find termites, we can discuss effective and safe termite treatment options with you. We recommend Trelona ATBS (Advanced Termite Baiting System) for total protection.

THE LATEST TERMITE INSPECTION TECHNOLOGY

Thermal imaging should be a standard part of the arsenal of any termite inspection. Termite areas show a heat signature that is detectable with a good thermal imaging device. Termites create heat by mudding, which brings in moisture. They also create carbon dioxide as they digest, which creates heat. The heat signature of the termite is therefore a very important way that termites give themselves away. A properly trained and experienced operator using thermal imagine can spot termites inside wall cavities. 

thermal imaging used in termite inspections
Moisture Meter used for termite inspections

Thermal imaging is not the only tool Richard will use when he inspects your home for termites.  Richard also uses moisture meters—an extremely valuable piece of technological equipment that helps detect termite infestation.  Moisture Meters detect leaks and dampness in walls, and floors and ceilings, helping to locate problems before they turn into something bigger. Like any living being, termites need water. They need it to live and to help break down the timber in your home, making it soft and edible. Termite areas, therefore, attract moisture and our advanced moisture meters help us detect those termites. 

TERMITE INSPECTION INCLUDES:

Your Independent Experience Professional Inspector:
Richard Eedy

Gold Coast Pest Inspector for comprehensive termite inspectionsRichard Eedy has decades of experience doing termite inspections. He’s very knowledgeable in the use of termite inspection technology. His knowledge of pests also helps him know where the pests are located, how they behave and how to find them. He’ll find the termites that others might miss. When you want the security of having an authoritative and thorough inspection you want to call Richard.

Below are some examples of the termite damage found during recent inspections. In some cases the damage was completely hidden from sight. It is through Richard’s experience and his use of termite inspection technology that he is able to uncover these termite infestations.

Richard is constantly finding signs of termites that others have missed. When you want the best and most thorough inspection, give Richard a call. Below are some pictures of termite activity that had been missed in recent inspections. For more details click through to the article using the link above. 

Richard recently attended the home of a young couple in Burleigh. They had only recently purchased it when a handyman found termites. Before they knew it, this young couple had a $60,000 repair bill on their hands. 

The never expected to be in this position. They’d had an inspection done before buying the home. 

The inspector had been recommended to them by the agent who sold them the home.

While it might mean nothing, with this much at stake, we’d recommend seeking independent advice from someone who is in no way connected with the sale of the property.

You want fearless and frank advice. That’s what you’ll get with Richard. 

 

 

These days termite inspection relies on technology such as we mentioned above. But experience counts for so much more. Knowing where to look, what signs to see and what they mean, that can only come with experience. 

Richard has been in the pest inspection game for decades and his eye for pests is unparalleled. 

We recently posted an article entitled “What Did Your Termite Inspector Miss?” It was based on some images Richard accumulated in the space of little over a week. None of the inspectors who had been on these properties prior to Richard should have missed the termite activity he found. If they were professional and thorough, then they wouldn’t miss obvious signs of termite activity.

Professionalism matters because there’s a lot riding on the report you get from your pest inspector. When inspectors miss signs of termites they can cost you tens of thousands of dollars. 

Richard from Gold Coast Pest Inspector would have to be hands down the most thorough inspector I have worked within the industry. His skills, knowledge and attention to detail is well above industry standards and is reflected continually by clients feedback.