Why termite inspections are so important? Termite inspection cost may seem expensive – so is it really worth spending money on termite inspections?
The answer is YES.
While the odd fly or mosquito may be no big deal, other pests can multiply to infestation volumes very quickly and without you being aware there is even a problem. In particular, termites are literal home invaders which you cannot take risks with – and the benefits far outweigh the costs when it comes to termite inspection and control.
Why is Termite Inspection so Important?
Termite inspection and prevention methods protect homes from damage and destruction. One-third of unprotected properties are vulnerable to attack by termites, and this rate is growing.
What are Termites?
Termites are small, soft-bodied insects which are common throughout Queensland and Australia. They live mostly live in underground colonies. Each colony has a nest and the termites build underground tunnels which can radiate run as far as 100 metres from the nest. They travel to seek food and water and have a voratious appetite for timber (cellulose within the timber). This food supply, too often, is a house.
They are extremely destructive and cause major structural damage to the wood in both residential and commercial buildings. They often build additional nests above ground in damp or humid areas like wall cavities, under the shower recess, near guttering, near leaky pipes, and beneath the floor.
Termites cause more residential damage in Australia than floods, fires, cyclones, and storms combined and occur in high incidence in both urban and rural areas. Building and contents insurance policies DO NOT cover termite damage.
How Does Damage Occur?
Building materials and design encourage termites to enter via the ground and infest the area. They access homes via entry points which can be inaccessible to inspection, such as 2mm cracks in concrete slabs, expansion joints, through patios, under floor tiles, and via fireplace hearths. They can destroy homes remarkably quickly and there are known cases where active termites have decimated the roofing and wall timbers of a brand new home within three months of construction.
Once inside, termites devour the central part of timbers and leave just a thin veneer. They pack the cracks and cavities they create with mud.
Termite Inspection and Pest Control Rates
Proactive Pest Control is very proud to offer comprehensive termite inspections and other pest control services at very competitive rates.
While exact fees may vary depending on your unique needs, a general guide to the costs of these is as follows:
Points to Consider
When you seek to engage a pest inspector, you need to consider the following:
- Ensure the provider is fully licensed. This means they have the required training and expertise.
- Ensure the provider is fully insured – this is for your safety and theirs.
- Check out their website. This in part communicates their authenticity as a quality pest control provider.
- Read customer testimonials (these should be visible on the website) and online reviews. Word-of-mouth is a powerful testament to the reputation, service, and value a pest control company delivers.
Choose Proactive Pest Control for Peace of Mind
Effective termite control relies on regular inspections, treatment of active termites, and prevention tactics. Live activity needs to be monitored and identified; termites need to be baited and killed, and in-ground barrier systems may be recommended for highly vulnerable areas.
If you do find termites – DO NOT DISTURB THEM! Call Proactive Pest Control immediately at 1800 979 611.
For the very best pest control services, including termite inspections, choose Proactive Pest Control. Your premium choice for cost-efficient termite inspections on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, we are a market leader in our industry and our termite inspection cost is competitive, especially when paired with the unparalleled service we provide.
Proactive Pest Control works in all suburbs within the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane areas.
Contact us today for a free quote and outstanding termite inspection and treatment services for both residential and commercial properties.