Defence Pest Management


Termite Inspectors – What to Expect


Having a house crawling with insects is never a great experience but, when it comes to destructive pests, termites have to rate amongst the most destructive. They are very industrious insects and can cause a great deal of damage to your home. If left for too long, they will actually cause severe structural damage to your home. If you feel that you may have a termite problem, it is important to get a professional inspector out to check and to start termite treatment as quickly as possible.

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There are certain basics that you can expect from your termite professional and these include:

The quote given should include labour, any chemicals used including bait, and any specialised equipment that they need to use. You should be told about everything up front and shouldn’t have any nasty surprises when you get the final invoice.

You will find that the cost of the termite treatments are usually based on how big your house is and what area needs to be treated. If you want a basic idea of the costs involved before getting a quote, ask prospective contractors to tell you how much they charge per square meter. Then check the proportions of your house. This info should be on the plans of the house but, if you do not have access to these, you can simply take new measurements and work out your cost based on this. Remember to include any external areas that you are considering having done as well.

Remember though that the actual cost may vary depending on what sort of treatment is used, what guarantees that contractor is willing to offer and whether or not there will be annual follow-up treatments. It may sometimes pay you to go with a more established company rather than an individual contractor because they have access to bulk chemicals leading to discounts for you. Also keep in mind that should the company not be located locally, they may charge you for the travel that they were undertaking.

Another reason to look into termite treatments is when you are building a new structure. The soil under the slab and all the way around the foundation will need to be treated for termites to avoid further damage. This may work out to be a bit cheaper than spraying your home and is, for the most part, a legal requirement when it comes to new buildings.

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When it comes to getting in a professional, it is important to select a company that is well-established and that has a good reputation. Ask around and find people who have used the company before or even ask them for a list of satisfied clients. It is important to find a company that has experienced professionals working for them because they would be more likely to know exactly how to treat various problems. You also want a company that is likely to be around in a few years’ time or your guarantee is pretty worthless. Choose the right professionals to get the job done properly.