Everything You Need To Know About Timber Pest Inspection

Buying a home for most people is very big decision and can be a stressful task. Finding termites in your new home can shatter your dreams in just few seconds.

When buying a new home you should always make sure that the house you are planning to buy doesn’t have any unexpected surprises. Therefore, make sure you perform a Timber Pest Inspection before buying your dream house. This is one easy and quick way to know if there is any timber pest in the house that can be the cause of costly repairs. Every pest inspection is a complete report that contains information related to areas prone to termite attacks, recommendations on how to correct the problem, and details about the timber damage.

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Why do you need timber pest inspection? – A timber pest inspection is the first step to learn if there is any evidence of termites or other pests, and if so, what needs to be done. It is an important part of every termite management program and is recommended to be performed at least every twelve months. Very often, things do change from year to year and often you may not be aware that something you have done may cause termite attacks. The pest inspection will identify the cause of the problem, while the inspector will determine which is the best method to treat the termites.

A termite inspection covers the followings:

  • Inspection of termite-friendly areas
  • Readily accessible external and internal areas of your property
  • Assessment of the external areas


When it comes to the equipment that is used for performing professional timber pest inspection, the companies use high quality industry equipment, including:

  • Moisture meters
  • Sounding equipment
  • Termatrac (detection device based on microwave technology)
  • Listening devices
  • Bore scopes (tools that give you visual access inside walls and other enclosed areas)
  • Thermal imaging camera.


Timber pest inspection doesn’t require a lot of time. It is a process that can be done in one to two hours depending on the nature and size of your property. Once the termite inspection is done, you should receive a report about the condition of the property. So, whether or not timber pests are found in your new home during the inspection, the professional technicians will advice you how to detect, manage, destroy and monitor these invaders.