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What is examined during a termite inspection?

Termite Colony Damage

Have you noticed signs of termites around your home or garden? Signs like damaged timber or mud spots on your skirting boards, door frames or walls? This is a sign that you may have a termite infestation.

Termites are subterranean and enter your home from the ground, they are constantly on the lookout for a new food source. They travel from the colony/nest and can enter your home through a crack or other entry point as small as 2mm in search of a new food source. If they are inhabiting your home, this food source will come in the form of wood materials used to build the structure, as well as other landscaping timbers located around the property.

Termites do not cause damage quickly, so if you are noticing damage to the structure of your home it’s likely the termites have been there a while already. If this is the case you should hire a professional pest controller immediately to complete a full termite inspection.

Dawson’s Termite Inspection Service

At Dawson’s Australia, our termite specialists conduct comprehensive termite inspections that meet Australian standards. We utilise the latest technology, tools and equipment to carry out our inspections, including a moisture metre and a microwave detection unit called a Termatrac.

During our fully-detailed termite inspections, we examine all accessible areas of the property including.

  • The Roof Void
  • Underneath the home (unless the building is on a concrete slab)
  • Internal Timbers: Skirting boards, Flooring, Door and Window Frames
  • External Timbers: Fences, Retaining walls, Garden Landscape Timbers, etc. Up to 50 metres or to the boundaries of the property.
  • Suspect Trees and Stumps.

Our accredited Inspectors typically spend between 2 to 4 hours carrying out a full termite inspection. After the inspection is complete, you will be provided with a comprehensive report that details all information related to existing infestations, areas conducive to termite attack and how best to correct the problems as well as details about all timber damage found. Once our inspector knows the full extent of the infestation, they’re then able to tailor the most effective treatment solution available to suit your home and budget.

It’s recommended that a full termite inspection is completed every 12 months (minimum) after a termite treatment is performed. This will ensure that the zones treated have not been disturbed by an undetected water leak, tradesmen working on the home or by tree roots or new garden beds, as disturbance like this can allow termites to enter the property.

Dawson’s Australia has over 60 years of experience eliminating termites from homes across Victoria. We understand that your home is your biggest investment, so if you suspect you have termites on your property call Dawson’s Australia immediately on (03) 9222 2266 and speak with one of our customer service team members to guide you through what to do next.

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