Termite inspections are the foundation to an effective termite management program. It is also the essential component in understanding construction style, accessibility, landscaping and climatic conditions within the building. All these elements are critical, not only for termites establishing themselves, but also in deciding on the most appropriate action that must be undertaken.
Termite inspections should be carried out at least on an annual basis. And that is if your property is at low risk to a termite infestation. Unfortunately the majority of Sydney houses are at moderate to high risk of a termite attack. If your house falls into this category, a 6 monthly termite inspection is a must. There are also many other reasons that will influence the frequency of termite inspections. Some are location, previous termite history and age of the building. In some Sydney homes with a high risk factor, 3 monthly termite inspections are not uncommon.
Finding termite colonies is not easy. This is because termites shy away from open and well ventilated spaces. Termites build tunnels and prefer dark, moist and obscure areas where there is little human activity. In fact, termites usually construct their nests below the ground, in trees and stumps. Sometimes termites will choose to build their nest in the roof or under the floor of your house. Depending on the size of the property, a termite inspection will take approximately 2 hours. It is also important to note the person carrying out your termite inspections has the knowledge, experience and the right equipment for the job.