We visually examine the interior areas of your home, including accessing and entering the roof or sub-floor areas, the exterior building & gardens and out buildings of the external property area. After the physical inspection is completed, all findings and recommendations are reported on, in writing, and provided to the client.
Some common signs of potential subterranean termite infestation within a house:
The presence of mud-like material or mud tubing in an irregular pattern.
- Termites may excavate the wood so that only a very thin layer of wood or paint is left on the surface of the cavity and the outside. Then this layer is broken; they will cover the holes with mud like material, used to make the tubes. This is a mixture of soil, feces, and saliva.
- The appearance of a swarm of “flying ants”, especially near light sources, indicating that a termite nest may be near.
- Swarming occuring during the day, particularly on warm days after rain. Swarmers found outdoors near tree stumps, railroad sleepers and the like are not an indication that your house is infested, but that they are present outside.
- Termites establish their nests in the ground and build “mud tubes”. These pencil-sized tubes connect the nest to the food source (wood). Mud tubes are proof of termite infestation, but their absence does not necessarily mean that a structure is free of termites. You can break open tubes to determine if termites are still active inside, but if damaged tubes appear ‘rebuilt’ it is an indication of continued activity.
If one or more of these signs are recognised by you in your home, we strongly recommend that you have your house thoroughly inspected by us immediately.
As part of our comprehensive inspection package, we often use ‘Thermal Imaging Cameras’ and electronic moisture-detection equipment in areas with inadequate access to ensure a 100% thorough building examination.