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What a termite inspection involves

When you engage us to inspect your own property for termites we;

  • Spend 1.0-2.0 hours inspecting your property
  • Use specialised technology like a Termatrac device to detect activity that the human eye can’t.
  • Check for current termite activity
  • Check for past history of termites
  • Check for damage caused by termites
  • Any conducive conditions for termites

We are not only termite specialists but are also building consultants. This is important because we understand buildings and how termites can affect a building structure. We can provide advice on structural integrity issues and the best way forward to correct any damage. Most Pest Managers don’t have a background in building.

The most important thing you can do is to be diligent in managing your property which involves regular inspections.  You don’t need to be afraid you just need to have a regular inspection and stay on top of avoiding a potentially large expense. You are probably aware that termite damage is not covered by your home insurance.

One of the tools we use is a Termatrac device, which assists with detecting termite movement inside cavity walls that the eye can’t see. The red arrow on the image below is pointing to termite activity in a wall cavity. The squiggle line is the level of activity. The green arrow is pointing to a flat line, which indicates no termite activity. While it stills needs to be determined if that movement in the wall cavity is termites, it generally is a sure indication that it is.

It is important to understand that we don’t only use a Termatrac device as our only method to detect termites. The good old fashion way of crawling around in tight spaces (roof spaces and under floors), the use of moisture meters and not being afraid to get dirty is still our most preferred method.

A Termite Inspection is not recommended for home buyers, however, a Buyers Timber Pest Inspection is recommended as per the Australian Standards. If you are an owner-occupier and it has been a while since your last Termite Inspection, we would recommend a Timber Pest Inspection now and then a minimum of annual Termite Inspections thereafter.

If you have more than one property you would like inspected, please chat with our team about our Special Offer for inspecting more than one property within our territory.

Arrange an inspection with us now from only $385 incl GST by calling 1300 767 741 or Send an enquiry or make a booking

 

What happens if termites are found

Termites are prolific, infecting around 1 out of every 3 homes in certain parts of Australia.

If one of our experts finds termites at your property, treatment options will be discussed with you. Most clients prefer us to treat the problem then and there, but you are also free to consider other options.

How we treat termites

We use an Australian termite bait system called Nemesis which is designed to attract and eliminate termite colonies in a safe, non-invasive way. It uses a bait food that termites love. They feed on it and take it back to their colonies where the other members come into contact with it, eventually collapsing the colony.

Our treatment is;

  • Effective, successfully treating hundreds of properties
  • Safe for humans and pets
  • Applied only by a recognised and trained licensed specialist like Surety

Your Termite Specialist will explain details of the treatment and answer any questions you have before commencing work.

To arrange your termite inspection and/or treatment call us on 1300 767 741 or Send an enquiry or make a booking

“I was just want to say how very happy we have been with the not just the service provided by Surety’s termite services – which have been excellent.  He is not just a very lovely man but he always went to great lengths to explain what he was doing and why and ensured that all questions were answered and that any worries we had were allayed.”

Bernadette, Sth Coast Home Owner

“I just want to say how very happy we have been with not just the service provided by Surety, which has been excellent, but the service by Darwin himself.  He is not just a very lovely man but he always went to great lengths to explain what he was doing and why and ensured that all questions were answered and that any worries we had were allayed.”

Bernadette, Sth Coast Home Owner

“Thank you again for everything you’ve done to help us, and for your understanding and patience with the constant rescheduling. And a big thank you to Brendan for taking the time to explain everything to us – I honestly could’ve listened to him all day long!
When I started looking for a property inspection company, I asked everyone I could think of, then went on Google and did some homework. We narrowed it down to three companies, and I called you first because 1.) you had the best reviews and 2.) the sample report was very impressive.

That first conversation I had with you set the standard for the rest of the bunch. You took the time to listen and discuss what we were looking for and what our concerns were, which no one else did. In fact, I only rang one other company and quickly decided I wasn’t even going to waste my time ringing the third as I’d already made up my mind.

In terms of price, while Surety charges more than others, I’m a firm believer in you get what you pay for. The inspection and report were absolutely worth every dollar (and probably more). Brendan picked up on issues we never even thought of, and not only detailed them with photos, but got our builder to agree to fix them with no argument. That was particularly impressive, especially considering the builder. And the report – no one else puts that level of effort into their reports. Surety’s reports should be an industry standard.

Again, thank you so very much for everything, and we wish you and Brendan all the best. Next time we buy (not build, learned that lesson), we’re coming straight to Surety again, absolutely no question about that.”

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