Pest Inspection Sunshine Coast – Termites found

We carry out our Termite Pest Inspections as per the Australian Standards. The pest inspection is a visual inspection to the accessible areas of the building interior, building exterior, roof space, subfloor space, any outbuildings and the site which includes any timber structures such as retaining walls, tree stumps, landscaping, bridges, fences etc. within the property boundaries up to a distance of 50 meters of the building.

Full reporting of our termite and pest control findings

We will provide our customer with a termite inspection report documenting our findings, recommendations and advice.  If required, we use state of the art electronic devices to complement our termite inspection.  We use a Thermal Imaging Camera; this infrared camera can detect what the human eye cannot see as it can detect the heat generated by foraging termites.  We also use a Termatrac T3i which detects moisture, heat and movement.  In the two images below you can see in the image on the right the Termatrac is registering the movements of termite activity in the timber framing in the wall void by the ‘squiggly line movements’ on the screen and the image on the left with the Termatrac positioned just next to the beam there is no activity as there is a straight line on the screen indicating no movement. 

Active termites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The active termites were found when we were carrying out a termite pest inspection to the home; the home owners did not realise they had termites!  The termite activity extended from the garage, through two bedrooms, the bathroom and into the laundry.  

More Termite Activity Found

We were called to investigate termite activity found in the garden area of a home in Minyama on the Sunshine Coast.  We carried out a termite inspection to the home and  found active termites in the wall voids.  The termite activity was found extending through 3 rooms.

In both homes we treated the termite activity by foaming the wall voids with Termidor and after two weeks carried out a follow check to confirm the termite activity had ceased.  The termite activity found in both homes was widespread and the owners had no idea that the termites had been silently eating the timbers in their homes. It is extremely important to have your regular pest inspections to protect you number one investment.

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