How often do you check for termites?

How often do you check for termites?
November 9, 2016 Cure All Pest Control

Whether you’re a new homeowner, you’ve been in your house for years, termite inspections are important to keep your home and family safe. So exactly how often should you have a professional inspect your home?

We recommend:

Combined building and pest inspection when buying a new home, and
Yearly pest inspections for homeowners to ensure they have a pest-free home!

Read on to learn why, or contact Cure All Pest Control now for to a quote.

New homeowners

Buying a house is probably one of the biggest investments you will ever make. That’s why building and pest inspections are so important, especially when carried out pre-purchase, to assess the quality of the property and any potential future disturbances.

But while a building inspection includes looking for structural damage, perhaps made by termites, a pest inspection has the tools to see what the building inspector can’t. Beyond that, you’ll get accurate quote on treatment and advice before you buy your home.

What can a pest inspection provide that a building inspection cannot?

A building inspector will assess what they can see; old termite damage, ants nests, pest droppings, etc. But what about the infestations they cannot see?

There is currently an 80% chance that you are standing within 25m of a termite colony.

Have you seen many termite nests in your travels today? We’re presuming you haven’t, because termites congregate in dark, humid places such as inside walls. Just because you cannot see them, doesn’t mean they aren’t there. This is why having a termite specialist inspect your property is vital.

Over one-third of homes in Australia have a termite presence (CSIRO).

And homes situated in Australia’s coastal regions are highest at risk, including Brisbane.

Need further convincing? Termite inspectors use specialised, non-invasive tools to find unseeable pest activity, including the Termatrac Termite Detection Radar system, thermal imaging technology and videoscopes. Regular building inspectors do not have access to these tools, or the expert knowledge and experience that pest inspectors have.

Cure All’s combined pest and building inspections

Get more bang for your buck and better peace of mind with Cure All’s combined pest and building inspections! We will send both an expert builder, and fully qualified pest inspector to your potential home to inspect the property for structural integrity and pest activity.

With this service you receive same-day inspection reports, and a fully detailed, costed treatment proposal. This means that you will know exactly what you are getting into financially, before you buy the property. This service also provides you with more negotiating power with your realtor, as you will know how much treatment will need to be conducted and paid for.

Seasoned homeowners

So, now you’ve had your inspection and bought your dream home, you can sit back and relax, right? Well, not quite.

Just because you’ve had your home inspected and treated previously, termites are pervasive and are always looking for a place to stay. The reality is your house may be susceptible to infestation and in need of regular inspection.

So how often should a pest inspection be conducted?

We recommend yearly pest inspections to all of our customers, especially in coastal Queensland, as it is one of the highest risk areas of termite infestation in Australia.

Cure all can provide your home with an annual pest inspection, a small cost per year for peace of mind for you and your entire family’s health!

We believe in preventative action, which is why we recommend that you have your home inspected and treated for pests every 12 months. Contact Cure All today to get a quote and discuss how to keep your home safe.