Timber Pest Inspections
- Pest Inspections
Termites are a constant and potentially harmful presence in Melbourne and many areas of Victoria. Is your house or the property you are purchasing affected by termites? A qualified, experienced timber pest inspection professional can help you find out, and address the extent of any damage.
CSIRO statistics reveal that termites attack 1 in every 5 Australian homes. They cause serious damage to properties, costing owners thousands of dollars in repairs and resulting in the loss of re-sale value to homes that have a history of past damage.
BPI timber pest inspections in Melbourne will determine the presence of wood-destroying insects such as termites, borers and wood decaying fungi. We use the latest in thermal camera technology to help detect these insects in addition to the Australian Standard 4349.3- 1998 and AS 3660 guidelines. A BPI pest report will not only detect and identify pests, but provide a maintenance plan so you can actively fight off and prevent future attacks - ensuring that your investment is sound and secure.
Tools used within our timber pest inspections
Probe/Tapping Device - The probe is used to tap the architraves, skirtings, window reveals and frames, door jams and other timbers for termite damage.
Moisture Meter - Termites thrive in high moisture environments, so a moisture meter is used to pick up activity.
Thermal Image Camera - A Thermal camera is used to scan the walls for what we call “hot” or “cold” spots. The camera measures the surface temperature of materials and displays that on the screen as variations of black (cold) and white (hot). Termite nests, for instance, will usually be hotter than a surface and may show up as a “white” or “hot spot”, while wet areas, such as a roof or shower leak may show up as “black” or “cold” spots.
We use the camera as part of our inspections as an added service. The Thermal Scan is not part of the Australian Standard but it is a worthwhile and beneficial extra for peace of mind.