If you’re selling or buying a home you’ll need a pre-purchase pest inspection. If you’re worried that you currently have a pest infestation in your home or you’re the proactive type and want to organise a regular inspection to catch pests before they do damage, you’ll need a termite and pest inspection. Continue reading
Planning to sell your house? Got a few issues you need to fix? If that’s the case, you might be thinking about whether your home will pass a building and pest inspection. Continue reading
Termite protection in a newly-constructed home is a system of physical or chemical barriers installed at key stages in the construction process. They aim to deter subterranean termites from attacking your property. With termites responsible for millions of dollars in damage annually across Queensland, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) demands that new homes, units, townhouses and apartments are built with a termite management system in place. Provided termite protection is correctly installed and checked regularly by an expert, it’s crucial in stopping termites from eating you out of house and home. Get your termite protection wrong and you’re sitting on a ticking termite time bomb. Continue reading
It sounds like every home owner’s worst nightmare: A malevolent wood pest…with wings. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that flying termites are relatively harmless. The real kicker is that flying termites have the potential to establish a colony of up to a million rampant, chewing, wood-dissolving descendants. That makes them the Trojan horse of the insect world. Ignoring them is as good as opening the gate and rolling out the red carpet for their hungry hordes. Here’s why you should never ignore flying termites…and what you can do to stop them dead in their tracks. Continue reading
Timing is everything, especially when it comes to termites! As one of Australia’s most destructive wood pests, termites can cause extensive damage to your home in a relatively small window of time. It’s all well and good to ensure that your property’s termite-treated and that termite barriers are in place, but that’s no guarantee of a termite free home. Here are 5 good reasons you should speed dial a pest inspector and organise a termite inspection TODAY!
Dr Google’s got a lot to answer for. It’s easy to believe all the information you need to tell different types of termites apart is at your fingertips. Less than 5% of Australian termite species are ‘destructive’. Put that way, it sounds as though you haven’t got much to lose if you get it wrong. The odds sound like they’re on your side. Continue reading
If you think getting rid of termites is as simple as purchasing a DIY solution from your local hardware store, think again.
Many home owners fall into the trap of believing termite control is something they can manage themselves to save time and money. In reality, DIY termite treatment is a risky venture. Continue reading
If you own your own home or an investment property, you’re already on your guard against termites. Aside from natural disasters, subterranean termites (also known as white ants) pose one of the biggest threats to the structural integrity and value of your investment. Given the opportunity, they’ll turn your dreams to worthless dust. Hands down, one of the best weapons to have in your arsenal is a termite treatment. Termite treatments promise a long-term solution to the problem. That’s all well and good, but exactly how long does a termite treatment last? Continue reading
Termites. The name alone is enough to send a shiver down your spine if you’re a home owner. These tiny insects are responsible for millions of dollars of damage to Queensland homes and businesses every year. You don’t want your property to become another casualty of their insatiable appetite for all things wood. Experts at subterranean subterfuge, termites have the upper hand when it comes to avoiding detection. A termite inspection’s the only way you can really know for sure whether they’ve already moved in. Problem is, do you know when and how often you should get a termite inspection done?
When it comes to buying and selling, or maintaining your existing property, a building and pest inspection is a priority for Gold Coast homes.
Living on the Gold Coast is a dream for many, but all that warmth and humidity also creates a paradise for pests, making it essential that you take the right steps to protect yourself and your investment.