DDPC_Termite_Treatment

Termite Inspection

We use a Thermal imaging camera, Termatrac Moisture meter and Borer scope that enable us to detect any items that may be of concern that are concealed by wall linings, floors, ceiling plaster etc, without the need for physical penetration and damage.  The items of concern that can be identified include termite damage, termite sub-nests, termite mud leads, presence of moisture, moisture damage and any other structural building issues.

This involves a thorough inspection of all potential entry points, such as roof void and under the house, veranda, sills, joists, concrete blocks, cross-ventilation, landscaping, and any extensions attached to the house, fencing, trees and stumps around the house – up to a radius of 50 metres checking surrounding bushland and as well as inside the house including  high moisture areas such as the bathroom and laundry.
We also inspect any physical barriers that were installed during the construction of the house, such as termite shields.

We ask that, if possible, you be available for the inspection. It is good for you to be aware of what we are looking for and where we are looking for it. A thorough inspection will show you how to identify any potential risk.

Time Taken

Termite Inspections takes approximately 2 ½ hours. We always take as much time as necessary during the inspection.

Report

Our report will cover discovery of any previous termite activity, any current activity found and identification of the species (if there is infestation). We will provide a range of eradication treatments and indicate what monitoring and future reviewing may be needed. We will also provide information on what you can do to protect your property once eradication is complete.
Our report will include photographs (if necessary) and a plan of the house. Also we will note any areas not inspected due to no access available.

Payment

On completion of service by Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Debit Card or Cheque

SIGNS OF TERMITE INFESTATION

Tunnel & Mud Leads

positioned on the outside of house structures (brickwork, walls, concrete posts, concrete slabs) are a strong sign of your house being at risk of termite infestation. Termites travel through these mud tunnels when it is not easy for them to burrow through an object in search of food and water.

Aborial Nests

Termite nests that commonly look like growths on trees are referred to as Aborial nests. It is common for non-dangerous species of Termites make these; however there is always the risk that they are the type that feed on timber housing materials.

Swarmers

Generally, the first sign of infestation noticed is the presence of swarming reproductives on window sills or near indoor light. Swarmers inside the house nearly always indicate an active infestation in the structure. The presence of swarmers outdoors is a natural phenomenon, but should warn that termites are near and possibly attacking a nearby building.

Wings

Presence of wings, discarded by swarmers as a normal part of their behaviour, found near emergence sites, on window sills or in cobwebs.  Infestations also can be detected by the presence of shelter tubes going up the sides of piers, utility entrances or foundation walls.

Damaged Wood

Wood damage is a definite indicator of termite infestation. Wood that makes a dull, thudding sound when struck by a screwdriver or hammer should be examined.