Being termite specialists, we’re often asked “how often do I need a termite inspection?” The answer is simple and easy enough to remember: at least once a year, as recommended by the Australian Standards.
Termites thrive on hot, humid conditions. And living in Brisbane means our climate offers an extremely favourable environment for destructive termites. What’s more, if you live in a gumtree dense area, your risk for timber pests substantially increases. There are a number of benefits to having a termite specialist check your home annually. Take a look at the reasons why you need a yearly termite inspection:
Ensure the safety of your home with a termite inspection
Termites will literally destroy your home from the inside out. They tunnel through the inside of timber to make way for their colony. Thereby compromising the structural integrity of your home.
If a termite infestation goes unnoticed for some time, it can create major problems and impact on the stability and structure. And don’t be fooled; even brick, tile and veneer and steel homes can and will suffer termite damage as they often have some wooden components.
Due to the rate termites can establish a colony and how quickly they can chew through timber, leaving your home uninspected for more than a year could mean your home is beyond repair.
Protect yourself financially with a termite inspection
The best termite treatment is prevention. And especially if you haven’t taken steps to prevent termites, early detection is essential. With a regular, yearly termite inspection, any signs of an infestation can be quickly and affordably managed. Just consider, an annual termite inspection and treatment is much cheaper than rebuilding half the house!
What’s more, the majority of home & contents insurers won’t cover you for termite damage, as they see it as preventable and part of regular home maintenance, rather than an accidental event or force of nature.
Have peace of mind with a termite inspection
Last but not least: your sanity. You can rest easy at night knowing that your home is protected from destructive termites. Safeguard yourself now and for the future with regular termite inspections from a specialist. And remember, you often get what you pay for so be sure you’re using a trusted pest control specialist like Progressive Pest Management.
With over 30 years experience identifying signs and activity of termites, David will help protect your home (and back pocket) with regular termite inspections. Connect with us today to learn more about our termite inspections.