TERMITE INSPECTION IN TOWNSVILLE
The fact is the only way to detect the presence of Timber Pests (Termites are just one of many types of Timber destroying pests) before major damage is done is to have a Timber Pest Inspection carried out to the Australian Standard at least once per year. In Townsville, if the home does not have up-to-date protection installed, inspections 3-4 times a year is strongly recommended. There are two inspection Standards which outline the MINIMUM requirements for a competent Inspector to fulfil during an inspection.
Tactic Gold Standard - AS 4349.3-2010
This is the gold standard of inspections. AS4349.3-2010 is a full Visual Timber Pest Inspection and is designed to detect the presence of;
- Subterranean termites but also
- dampwood termites,
- borers of seasoned timbers and
- wood decay fungi.
- (does not include drywood termites)
The standards also dictate what areas must be inspected along with the appropriate tools and the methodology. This is to attempt to ensure a minimum standard requirement across the industry. Unfortunately sometimes not even the minimum standard is upheld by some operators.
Tactic Pest Control Townsville use the most comprehensive inspection Standard AS4349.3 in ALL inspections, at no additional charge.
A simple question to ask if you are shopping around is which Australian Standard is used for the inspection.
This is a Visual Termite Inspection designed to detect the presence of subterranean Termites only.
The standard dictates what areas to be inspected along with the tools and methodology but no report or assessment is provided around
- Borers of seasoned timber
- Wood decay fungi
- Dampwood termites
Special Purpose Report
This report is unfortunately used as a cheaper option by some companies. This is a ‘walk around’ inspection designed for follow-up inspections where termite eradication work has been carried out.
You are usually provided with a single page, non comprehensive report.
This is not the type of inspection that should be used on an annual or regular termite inspection program interval.
Inspecting to a Standard, not a price
Our Timber Pest Inspections take between 1.5-2.5 hours (depending on the size of the property).
We will provide a comprehensive report and assessment, based on the profile with simple to understand language to enable to you to know what you need to do. We provide photos of risk areas and recommendations for rectification.
If you have any questions, our Technicians are available to walk through the report with you over the phone or in person. Generally, if you are present on the day we will talk you through our intial findings as well.