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It’s a great time of the year to start thinking about your annual termite inspection.

With the onset of the warmer weather, termite become more active, and the breeding season begins. We often see swarms of flying ants, as the temperatures rise that may actually be termite alates spawning. These alates are the reproductive termite which mate and leave the colony in search of a new home. A swarm of alates is a good indication a termite nest is close by.

It is vital to have your home and property inspected by a licensed pest controller to check for termite activity and treat the problem before they have a chance to cause any damage. Termite damage is not covered by insurance and the average cost of repairs can often exceed $10k.

At Termitrust we recommend yearly inspections and have fully trained and experienced pest technicians available to help in your local area.

Our inspection process

It is important for you to understand how the inspection is conducted and our technicians will be more than happy to answer all your questions. Employing an experienced pest control company with the knowledge and skills to correctly identify termite activity is critical as it can be easily missed.

Termite or white ant inspections are predominantly a visual process with the technician checking accessible areas of your home and property.

Prior to the inspection, our Termitrust technicians will explain exactly which areas will be inspected and those that can’t be. We will always ask permission to access private areas of your home or remove any necessary panels.

Any inaccessible areas will be outlined on your inspection report.

Inspections are carried out to a set checklist and include but are not limited to:

  • Interior – Cupboards, skirting boards, wooden door jams, floorboards, and ceilings
  • Roof void – Roof timbers such as top plates, ceiling joists, beams, struts, and collar ties.
  • Subfloors – Brick, concrete or limestone piers with ant caps. Possible leads which may bridge capping into floor bearers and joists. We will only do this with your permission.
  • Exterior – Window frames, fascia boards and any wooden items that are part of the home.
  • Gardens – Trees, landscaping, old stumps, and storage areas.

Our termite inspection reports

Termitrust will provide a thorough Termite Inspection Report which meets the Australian Standard and outlines the areas inspected, any observations noted by the technician, the termite risk level and most importantly, recommendations to minimise that risk.

If we find termites, don’t worry, our pest technicians will: 

  • Meticulously assess the full extent of the infestation and any damage
  • Take all practical steps to locate the termite entry points – locating the entry points is not always possible given most termite entry is concealed
  • Identify the termite species – understanding the habits of the species means more effective, long-term control
  • Explain their findings and give you detailed advice on the treatment options
  • Carry out the treatments to strict quality standards and specifications

If you have a termite problem, please contact your local centre at, and our team will happily offer advice or a no-obligation quote. You can also find more information on the range of services we can offer.