More on Timber and Pest Inspections in Perth

Subterranian Termites are a species of termite that must be inspected for in Perth. Evidence of termite activity reaches as far North as Hillary’s Boat Harbour down to Augusta and the hills and the whole metropolitan area including inner city suburbs such as Mt Lawley and South Perth. Basically, no where is exempt from potential termite activity and like most things, early detection can be the difference between a simple treatment or a reconstruction.

The Australian Standards states that timber and pest inspections should be carried out every twelve months.

Do you know that termites cause more damage to homes in Australia than fire, floods and storms combined.

Only a few of the more than 300 species found in Australia are responsible for causing extensive damage to sound timber. These species of subterranian termite are known as the Coptotermes frenchi (most important) and Nasutitermes exitiosus termites.

Termites find entry points to properties in the most creative of ways. Concrete is not even a deterrent to them however wood laid directly onto the earth especially where damp is found is especially attractive. Termites can multiply to colonies in the millions within months and can cause damage to the integrity of the structure of your home.

Evidence can be obvious or totally concealed of timber and pest activity so expert inspections and investigations are always recommended. At Building Consultancy and Inspections (BCI) we only work with experienced timber and pest inspectors that are registered and comply with timber and pest inspection standards.

Our aim is to give you peace of mind when you are buying your property so that you are aware of any previous activity or of any potential areas that might need to be checked regularly.