When you move into a new home, one of the first things that you will have to do is to arrange for a building inspection. Some of that inspection will also include a brief check for pests. This is a quick survey to find out whether you might be infested, and if the survey is positive, then you will need to call in a specialist team to inspect the premises thoroughly, and then deal with any pests that they find. Being able to understand what you need to do for this inspection, and what it involves, can help you to feel more relaxed about the process.
When is a pest inspection needed?
Australia is home to hundreds of insects and bugs that are not afraid to come in to buildings and make their home among human beings. This can range from spiders, large bugs, and termites. The latter are particularly troublesome, since they eat the timber that the house is made from, and this can cause so much damage to the property that it needs AUS$1000 of repairs. If you are selling a property, then you will need to have the house inspected for termites before you can sell it on, and this may be included in a clause in your sale agreement. By managing their pest inspection Gold Coast sellers can ensure that their property is completely free of termites before their sale is put at risk.
What occurs in a pest inspection?
When you commission a pest inspection report, the company you employ will inspect the area around the property for signs of termites. This includes checking for Isoptera, which are subterranean, Damp-wood termites which destroy your timbers, and also Borers, which can also dig into the wood, making it unstable. The company will look for termites, possibly using a machine which can detect the bugs through walls. They will then write you out a report which will tell you whether you have termites, or other beetles, nested in your house.
What should I do after a pest inspection?
What you do after the pest inspection will depend very much on what the report says. If there is a positive result to the pest inspection, Gold Coast vendors will have to try to resolve the issue before the seller pulls out. You will have to cover the cost of the treatment yourself, and you will also have to arrange for the termites to be removed. The pest inspection company is likely to offer to remove the termites or bugs, and you should probably accept, since the sooner the termites are removed, the sooner you can get on with the business of selling your property.