Licensing requirements for timber pest inspectors vary from state to state with each having different minimum requirements. Australian standards require a pest inspector to possess a certain amount of technical knowledge and experience. They should know about local building practices as well as the habits of termites, where they’re likely to be found and the signs of infestation.
To have this level of competency, a timber pest inspector should have:
There are many unlicensed pest technicians operating without the appropriate licenses, training and experience. Make sure you make use of a licensed pest control technician, such as your local Jim’s Termite and Pest Control Franchisee, as they are guaranteed to be licensed, fully trained with experience and insurance to ensure your inspection is done to the correct standard.
What is covered under a termite inspection?
There are around 300 species of termites in Australia. Subterranean termites (also called white ants) cause most of the damage around the country. They feed off cellulose-containing materials like timber.
Termites can cause major structural and economic damage to homes and commercial buildings by eating the inside of the structure and thereby compromising the integrity of your house.
These are the signs to watch for to recognise termite activity: