Pest Inspections Adelaide. Feel confident knowing that your property and family are free from dangerous pests!
If you’re buying or selling a property, you want to know you have made the right decision. While a building inspection is standard practice prior to purchase, we also highly recommend a thorough pest inspection.
While some people may think a building inspection will include looking for pests, it is important to note how different these processes are. Building inspections may only look for visual signs of damage or decay caused by pests. While a pest inspection directly looks for pests that are active in the structure of the building such as fungi, termites, mould and boring insects.
Pest inspections aim to catch the pest and prevent any further damage. South Coast Building Inspections also search anywhere up to 30 metres from the structure to look for any nearby threats, ensuring the future safety of your property.
Craig Foster, Owner/Inspector.
1 in 3 australian homes!!!
In a recent study the CSIRO found that 1 in 3 Australian homes have some level of termite occupation. The state of South Australia is seems is perfect for this insatiable pest.
What Do Our Pest Inspections Cover?
Our detailed pest inspections search for the presence of recent pest activity in all areas of the property including all rooms, fences, trees, sheds, roof, basements and out buildings. We use state of the art equipment to seek out pests such as moisture meters to ensure that no stone is left unturned. SC Building Inspections strictly follows the Australian Standards for Timber Pests (3600 2).
- All Walls
- Window Frames
- Skirting Boards
- Door Frames
- Door Frames
- Pergolas / Verandahs
- Window Frames
- Up to 30m of house and within boundaries of property
- Retaining Walls
- Garages, Carports and Sheds
- Trees and gardens
- Floor boards
- Roof frame
- Wall Plates
Common Pest Inspection Questions
How long do our pest inspections take?
However if the length of the inspection is an issue, feel free to speak to our inspectors and we will find a solution without skimping on detail.
Do I need a pest inspection in addition to a building inspection?
By deploying a targeted search for problem pests you can potentially save yourself the drama and cost of future damage caused by active pests.
What damage can termites cause?
- Degradation to all timberwork
- Damage to floor joists and bearers
- Damage to roof and structural timbers
- Electrical wiring failure
Any one of these issues can have a domino effect resulting in major damage. If loadbearing or crucial structures are impacted serious dangers such as roof collapse may result.
How do I reduce the risk of these pests?
- Store firewood and timber away from the house
- Ensure water drains away from your house
- Remove dead or decaying wood and trees from around your house
- Keep plants and trees near your building well trimmed
- Never let timber in the building come in direct contact with the soil