Professional Termite Inspectors
Around 3 out of 5 homes in Brisbane and surrounding areas are attacked by termites every year, as a result of the general high humidity in the area.
If the house does not have the appropriate termite protection, meeting the Australian Standards AS 3660.2-2000, it risks incurring structural damage worth thousands of dollars.
At EPM Pest Control Brisbane, we make sure that those standards are met so that your vicinity is efficiently protected against nuisances.
Our inspections will bring you a full report, so that you may see whether the requirements are met or not.
Give us a call now 07 3132 3773.
Who Are Termite Inspections For?
Termite inspections are for people trying to prevent a termite infestation or termite damage from coming into their premises. During the regular inspection, an experienced techs will look for termite presence in the house, preventing an infestation before it even has a chance to spread.
It is also a necessity for people trying to buy a house. For instance, many lenders will not cover a mortgage, unless a regular termite inspection report is provided to them. An annual inspection is a necessary action for homeowners looking to protect their business. This way, they can gain some peace of mind.
Areas We Inspect
When doing a visual inspection, we will look for the pest in every area where they may potentially hide. This includes but is not limited to the following areas within your house.
- Inside walls
- Roof voids
- Door jambs
- Under house
We also inspect outside landscaping, including areas such as:
- Dead trees
- Lawn grass
- Garden beds
- Roofing battens
- Beams and trusses
- Outdoor vents and skylights
- Down piping
Every property has a different condition and layout. So, at us, we make sure to keep every special aspect of the house in mind. We will also use the appropriate methods for the inspection, along with our experience, to establish whether there is an infestation going on or not.
The Tools We Use
When doing inspections, we will use a variety of tools to determine if there are invaders on the property. Our team will use the following tools:
- Moisture Meters: They detect moisture, which can create an appropriate environment for pests.
- Thermal Imaging: Used to detect heat patterns, which can suggest that you have a pest infestation.
- Torch: Uses light to see any deformities in dark areas.
- Termite Tapper: Uses a technique called “tapping” to determine whether you have a termite colony in the house or not.
- Termatrac: A microwave radar used to detect them within your walls.
All of these tools are very useful in detecting white ants, but they require expert’s knowledge to be used. At us, our team of professionals knows exactly how to efficiently use these tools in the right combinations, to determine if there are sightings in the house.
What Are the Next Steps to Take If Termites Are Found?
If termites are found, all of the details will be written in a report. Upon need, the pest control technician will then offer solutions on how to get rid of the pest, such as live spraying or baiting systems.
This is usually the case when the one requesting the comprehensive termite inspection already owns the house. A quote will also be given for the pest control service.
The first step if they are found is to apply live treatment, which will eliminate the bulk of the pests and their eggs. Depending on the preferences of the homeowner, a termite barrier or a baiting system will be installed afterward.
We use Termidor to eliminate their colony, due to its efficiency and long-term effect.
Termite Treatment Services
Once they are confirmed during the treatment, our termite control technicians at EPM termite treatment company will offer one or a combo of the following management services.
Live Termite Treatment
In case you have a live colony of termites in your property, the first thing that you should do is apply live treatment. Unless this step is taken first, it will only end up trapping the entire colony inside the site. The live treatment will set a clean slate for your building so that you may move on to the next steps.
Once the they are killed through live treatment, the next step should be to install a termite barrier. This will form a circle of termiticide around your home so that the pest is either deterred or killed if it tries to pass.
We use Termidor to create a chemical barrier. It can kill trespassers, as well as the termites that come into contact with it.
Termite Baiting Systems
A good alternative solution to a classic termite barrier is a termite baiting system, which puts several baits at a fair distance from the house in your yard. These systems use two cellulose cartridges: a non-toxic and a toxic one. The non-toxic cartridge is placed first, to monitor termite activity.
Once the activity is confirmed, the non-toxic bait is replaced with toxic bait, which is untraceable to type of termites. This will poison the them coming to feed, eventually killing them. We use Trelona, Exterra, and Sentricon baits to monitor activity.
How Long Does a white ant Inspection Take?
Expert termite inspections will usually take around 1-2 hours, depending on the size of the house and outdoor property.
How Much Does an Inspection Cost?
A pest inspection at us starts at $220 for small homes, the price going higher for bigger properties.
What are mud tubes?
They are tunnels termites build between their nest and food sources. They indicate activity. Inspectors check for them.
What are termite droppings?
These are fecal pellets. They fall out of tubes. Inspectors look for them as signs of an infestation.
When is a convenient time for an inspection?
The best times are when termites are active. Spring to fall is convenient. Inspectors can fit you in their schedule.
How do inspections work?
Inspectors check the interior and exterior of customer’s property. They look for tubes, droppings, wood damage. Invasive tests may be done.
What happens after an inspection?
If termites are found, treatment plans are made. Recommendations may include barriers, baits, tenting, and wood replacement.
Interesting Termite Facts
- Given the right breeding environment, a termite queen may lay an egg every 3 seconds, which means they lay around 1 million eggs per year.
- Termite queens along with the soldiers never sleep. This means they will consume and lay eggs 24/7.
- Termite wings, but they only fly when they plan on moving the colony.
- A termite queen can live to be 50 years old, which means that it can outlive almost any other insect.
- Termites do not live only on timber but also cellulose. This means that every plant-based product may be part of their diet.
If you need any assistance with a detailed termite inspection or treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact us at EPM Pest Control Brisbane.
You can give our termite specialist a call on 07 3132 3773 and we will be more than happy to answer any of your questions.
We are here to make sure you get the best possible outcome when it comes to protecting your property’s reputation from active termites species.