Termite Inspections


They may be tiny but they’re a big problem. And what they lack in size they make up for in numbers.

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.


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 Gold Coast pre purchase termite inspection.


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.


Investing in a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make. Severe termite damage can cost hundreds of thousands to repair. 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.


Thermal imaging is just one tool we use to detect termites in our Gold Coast pre purchase termite inspection – but it’s not the holy grail. Moisture meters are in fact extremely valuable in detecting leaks and dampness in walls, floors and ceilings, helping to locate problems before they turn into something bigger. If we do find termites, we can discuss effective treatment options with you. We recommend EXTERRA Termite Interception and Baiting System for total protection.


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. 

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.


  • 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
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.
Richard is thorough, honest and reliable. He has given up so much of his own time to work with us to ensure our termite problem is solved. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who wants an affordable and trustworthy pest inspection or treatment and peace of mind knowing their home is safe and secure from future termite attack.
Heather May
Heather May
00:15 07 May 19
Richard did such a thorough inspection (plus he's a nice bloke). Honest service. Quick service. And competitively priced. I rung so many businesses and Richard was so patient as I raved on and on about the termite problems that I had. Within 1 day he was here and problem solved. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!
Karley Beadman
Karley Beadman
07:16 11 Jan 19
Prompt, reliable and efficient. Richard was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.
tanya bennetts
tanya bennetts
02:20 01 Mar 19
We will use Richard again, he is very knowledgeable and always has time for the client .
Ian Slater
Ian Slater
09:02 01 Mar 19
Thanks Richard, i really appreciate you putting my mind at ease and taking the time to walk me through 🙂
Kelly Robinson
Kelly Robinson
05:26 24 Jan 19
Wow, what can I say, Richard is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! We have used him twice in the past few weeks to do pest inspections. He is so friendly, so professional, so thorough, gives you so much of his time, gives you the best advice (which literally saved us a fortune!) and from the minute you meet him, you automatically know that he is so honest, so experienced and that he knows so much. He explains everything to you so great.....feel like I've known him for years!!! Thanks heaps Richard, you are an absolute CHAMP!!!
Anna Seskis
Anna Seskis
12:34 17 Jul 19
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