A1 Pest Control
Specialising in termite inspections in Sydney, Australia. We also control all spiders, cockroaches, and low toxic termite control.
We specialise in termite inspection, and provide free quotes for active termites in Sydney, Australia.
Latest News! We are one of only a few firms that use Thermal Imaging cameras and radar tracking devices. No guesswork now, these are the best tools in the industry!
Address: 33 Bella Vista Drive Bella Vista
Mobile: 0417 251 911
Email: [email protected]
Manager: Bruce Gow
A1 Pest Control services the Sydney Metro area. The services provided range from termite inspections, general pest treatments, termite management programs including termite inspection and pre-purchase inspections.
Phone: 0417 251 911
Email: [email protected]
Termite Inspection Report Information
In Sydney, Australia, there is a high risk of termite activity in most areas, especially anywhere near the bush areas. Make sure to get inspections done to your house as often as you can as termites can enter a home at any time and cause a lot of damage in a small amount of time.
Termite Inspections In Sydney NSW Australia:
Termite inspections within Australia are often referenced as building inspections. A building inspection is composed of both building and pest reports. They can also be identified as Termite Reports, Termite Inspections, PPI’s (a Pre-Purchase Property Inspection). The inspection should involve a thorough visual inspection of the sub flooring void, the interior roof void, exterior of the structure as well as other areas of the property that are prone to termite habitation.
This means that the process will vary depending on the property but generally you can expect it to range between one and two hours. Costs will also range from $AU180-360, dependant on property size and ease of access.
This report which accompanies the inspection will generally consist of around 11 pages, some companies will also offer digital photos on request. Keep in mind that the termite inspection only serves as a detection process and will not aid termite prevention at all. The value of a termite inspection is in the early detection of termites and the opportunity it gives to prevent costly damage to your home. It is recommended for termite reports to be conduded annually, or biannually (6 monthly) if you live in a high risk area.
Within the Greater Sydney Region many of the suburbs have been identified as areas at high risk of termite infestation. As a company that has encountered many homes beset by termites we would recommend either Termidor termite treatments or employing Exterra termite baits. Both are excellent options for reliable protection against termites.
Note: There is no household insurance that covers you for termite damage.
These termite inspection reports serve to:
- Inform you about termites and identifies the species of termite found.
- Detect the presence of active termites or damages that have been incurred by previous infestations.
- Gauge the level of risk with regards to infestation.
- Give you advice and tips on how to reduce the chances of a future infestation.
- Inform you well on the costs of a termite treatment as well as the recommended treatment options.
- Essentially give you a comprehensive understanding of the termite species found.
Equipment that might be used in termite inspections:
Functioning Professional Quality Torch:
A simple yet essential tool to inspecting a property for termites, don’t even consider hiring someone without a high quality professional torch.
Thermal Imaging Camera:
Our company makes use of the latest flagship thermal imaging camera created by reputable company Fluke. This camera can actually pick up any termite hotspots in your house.
Flat Head Screwdriver Or Sharp Knife & Tape.
When termites have caused damages to timber a flat head screwdriver or knife is used to carefully life up a small sliver of the timber which allows the identification of a termite species beneath. The timber is then sealed up with tape to prevent the termites disruption.
Termites And Termite Control In Sydney:
The following Sydney suburbs which have a high incidence of termite attack,
1. Castle Hill
2. Winston Hills
4. Baulkham Hills
6. Frenchs Forest
NB: The high risk areas include the Hills District, Northern Beaches, and Sutherland Shire. Any home that is in close proximity to bushland should have 6 – 12 monthly checks by a competent, accredited inspector.
Termites have been around for nearly 200 million years! This has given them a evolutionary history related closely to that of cockroaches. Termites are prevalent across the whole Sydney Region and some areas are classified as “high risk” to termite infestation. This makes it essential to have a sound knowledge of their biology and habits when looking at getting a home inspection.
Termites are foragers and can cover an area with a radius of approximately 100 meters from their nest. Worker termites search for timber and digest it partially before returning to their nest where they assist in feeding the colony. Due to the structural damage they can wreak on timber their presence often results in massive damage to not only your home but your financial position as well. Many Sydneysiders have fallen victim to extensive termite damage and can attest to the fact that it happens in just a few months!
Termites are colony oriented insects and within their social structure are various castes, each fulfilling their own role.
Alates are the winged male and female termites who serve as the reproductive agents of the colony and are often found most active around dusk on temperate evenings. Only a fraction of the reproductive agents released by the colony complete the flight, upon which they detach their wings (which are symmetrical in size and shape) and begin mating with a partner. After which, if possible, they find a suitable locale for the start of a new colony.
In most termite species the castes start to progressively take over the running of the colony which gives the young queen leave to become “physogastric”, a state in which her abdomend distends to a disproportionate size and she essentially serves as a egg laying machine, capable of laying near 1000 eggs in a single day! In this state the queen is located in her royal chamber, unable to move, and tended to by the worker caste while being regularly fertilised by the king.
Eggs will be removed from the royal chamber and relocated to a nursery by the worker caste members. Once they’ve been transferred the eggs (or brood – eggs and nymphs) will develop into the different castes as the colony requires for future growth and survival. These castes are identified as workers, soldiers as well as the primary and secondary reproductive agents.
Soldiers And Workers
The members of the soldier and worker castes are sightless as well as sterile. They perform the work the colony requires and are responsible for foraging the timber which the colony requires. Across most termite species the heads of the soldier termites are very unique, they are armoured and structured in such a way that they are capable of defending the colony if it were to come under attack, commonly termites are attacked by ants.
When you are ready to either to purchase a new property or are looking after your current home, please call us on 0417 251 911 or email us at [email protected] for your most accurate, economical termite inspection in Sydney.
Phone: 0417 251 911
Email: [email protected]