Timber Pest Inspections
Save your house from a termite attack, with our timber pest treatments
Whether you are purchasing a new property or seeking peace of mind for your existing home, it’s always a good idea to have your property inspected for timber pests by a qualified professional.
Every Envirotechnics professional pest inspector is trained and has extensive knowledge about conducting a comprehensive termite inspection. From a visual inspection, they will be able to possibly identify termite nests, termite activity, termite damage and termite infestation particularly from subterranean termites, which can cause major structural damage to your home and property.
We will check your roof void, door frames, external walls, timber retaining walls, garden beds, sub floor areas, poor ventilation areas, window frames, skirting boards and tree stumps.
From this thorough inspection, an Envirotechnics technician will provide you with a timber pest inspection report and recommend a termite management plan for active or non-active termites.
At Envirotechnics, our timber pest inspections comply with all relevant Australian Standards and our technicians are fully qualified and very thorough.
What’s commonly found in timber pest inspection
There’s a lot more to your annual timber pest inspection process than just checking for termite activity, this includes:
- Borers (including the infamous European House Borer (EHB) now active in Western Australia) pose a significant threat to your home. Borers are beetles that lay their eggs in dry seasoned timbers. The larvae then hatch and begin feeding on the timber, eventually emerging as adult beetles. Several species are known to infest homes and furniture, including the Anobium borer, Lyctus borer and the aforementioned EHB.
- Fungal decay/wood rot can weaken exposed timbers over time and cause timber damage. Rot fungi can appear in the form of brown rot, white rot or soft rot.
- Chemical delignification is a reaction that leaves your roof timbers looking ‘frayed’. Also known as ‘Hairy Timber’, it occurs when the lignin (which ‘glues’ together the timber fibres) is damaged by airborne chemicals.
You may not even realise that these pests are in your home until it is too late! That’s why we recommend regular termite inspections, supported by a full termite report and application of relevant termite treatments as soon as a problem is detected to avoid termite damage.