Termites thrive in damp, humid areas, such as the Gold Coast. If left undetected and untreated, they can do serious damage to your home, including weakening your foundation. For this reason, it is extremely important to have a pest inspection performed before purchasing a property on the Gold Coast.
It’s not only your home’s foundation termites are attracted to. Even if your property does not have a wood structure, something as simple as a leaking pipe may create an infestation. The wet ground created by the dripping water is the perfect breeding site. Lush gardens can also act as a magnet for termites seeking a new home to infest.
So, how do you know if the property you’re purchasing has termites? Call a proven professional to perform a pest inspection. They will check for insect activity, and if found be able to effectively remove and deter them.
Do I need both a building inspection and a pest inspection report?
The experts at KR Building & Pest Inspections recommend residential and commercial properties are inspected for structural integrity and pests before purchase.. This will highlight any potential issues with a property including traces of mould, water damage and timber rot.
Pest inspections will examine the structure, roof cavity and exterior of your property, identifying any traces of termites or other pest infestations.
How often should I have a pest inspection done?
Due to the humid, bush-heavy environment, it is recommended Gold Coast property owners have a pest inspection at least once a year. This will help to detect current infestations and identify areas of your property that may attract the termites too.
If you notice signs of termites on your property sooner—hollow-sounding walls, stuck door or window frames or the unmistakable sound of termites head banging—give a professional a call. Don’t wait.
Will a pest inspection locate cockroaches, fleas and vermin?
Termites are just the start of what a pest inspection can find. KR Building & Pest Inspection, will detect termites, bed bugs, spiders, fleas, cockroaches, ants, rats and mice and generate a report advising you on how to best tackle the problem.
Booking a Pest Inspection
Has it been 12 months since your last pest inspection, or are you about to purchase a property? For a pest inspection report call KR Building & Pest Inspections on (07) 5534 9594.
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