When homeowners ask about a “pest inspection” they are either asking about a pre-purchase timber pest inspection or a termite inspection. These are two similar types of pest inspection, but with some key differences.
A pre-purchase timber pest inspection is the standard inspection required by home buyers when looking to buy a property. The key elements of a timber pest inspection are:
A termite inspection is the standard inspection requested by homeowners to check for termite activity on a property they own. Although some termite inspections (such as Fumapest) will also inspect for borer and timber decay activity, this isn’t a standard element of a termite inspection. The key elements of a termite inspection are:
Both inspections will cover property around the building, trees, landscaping elements, fences and outbuildings as well as the main house (all rooms, sub-floor, roof void).
A pre-purchase timber pest inspection should be carried out on any property you are interested in buying. It is a separate inspection to a building inspection and just as important. If the house you are interested in is going to auction, the pest inspection needs to be completed before you bid.
Whether you need a pre-purchase timber pest inspection for a property you are looking to buy or a regular termite inspection for your own home, contact the experts at Fumapest. Give our friendly team a call now on 1800 113 112, or send us a message using our online enquiry form.