Pest control was at a premium in Canberra this year with dry humid weather making it the perfect environment for termites and many other pests who were also more evident.
What is involved in a termite inspection?
Many people select as a cheaper option a visual termite inspection where the pest technicians look and listen for signs that termites are active through tapping tools and moisture meters.
This is method is not as thorough and relies on physical evidence that the termites are present.
A1 Pest Control Canberra can do visual inspections but prefers to use the latest tools in thermal imaging which detects termites inside walls, floors and roofs before they do damage.
Pointing the device at various areas (see checklist below) the trained thermal imaging pest control technician picks up heat, movement, damp areas and home maintenance problems before they are evident – saving money for the property owner.
TERMITE INSPECTION CHECKLIST
*Interior – Kitchen and bathroom cupboards, skirting boards and wooden door jams, carpet tracking strips, floor boards, ceilings and cornices, gyprock walls.
*Roof void – We systematically check other timbers in order of roof construction – top plates, ceiling joists, hanging beams, strutting beams, struts, underpurlins and collar ties.
*Subfloors – We inspect brick, concrete or limestone piers with ant caps. We check possible leads which may bridge capping into floor bearers and joists.
*Exterior – Inspection of window frames, fascia boards and any wooden items that are part of, or attached to the home. Gardens and property are also inspected and this includes trees, landscaping, boundary fences old stumps and storage areas.
Hope you found this information helpful please call Bob 0407 065413 to book in your termite inspection today.
Remember its what you can’t see and goes undetected does the most damage!