If you are like many other home owners you’re probably asking yourself whether you should get a termite inspection or not. You may suspect termite infestation in your home, but you are not sure. So should you consider having your home inspected for termites and other wood-destroying insects, e.g. carpenter bees, carpenter ants, and powderpost beetles?

Needless to say, termites aren’t the type of guests you want in your Australia home. They’re abundant in number. It is said that upwards of two million termites can inhabit one colony and that one home can have up to four colonies under or around it. This statistic is even more startling when you consider that termite colonies never stop eating. Thus, once situated within your home, termites will consume wood, carpet, cloth and other materials around the clock.

It’s estimated that termites cause damage of many million dollars per year. Their appetite and well-adapted survivability make them a serious threat to any structure in Australia. But, the good news is that termites often leave behind a trace. They will often leave behind “termite trails”, and a qualified termite inspector can find. In some cases, termite inspectors have detected a colony’s feeding location and uncovered an area with hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of termites feeding.

Many termite companies in Australia, such as Radar Pest Control offer a free termite inspection. However, it is important to note that a termite inspection will not eradicate any termite infestation. A termite inspector will only determine whether there are termites, and tell you whether you need termite treatment. The termite inspector will be conducting a “wood-destroying insect infestation” inspection, which is commonly known as a termite inspection in the industry. The upside to this is that the inspector will not only be looking for termite damage, but also for carpenter ants, carpenter bees, or powder post beetle damage or presence.