Termite inspection is the foundation to an effective termite management program. It is also the essential component in understanding the 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 treatment that should be undertaken.
Termite inspections should be carried out at least on an annual basis, that is if your property is at low risk to a termite attack. Unfortunately majority of Sydney houses are at moderate to high risk. If your house falls into this category 6 monthly termite inspections are recommended. There are also many other reasons that can influence the frequency at which termite inspection should be carried out. Some of them are: location, previous termite history and age of the building. In many Sydney homes 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 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. It is important that all these areas are thoroughly inspected. 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.