Timber damage is a problem that most property owners will experience in their lifetime. It is typically caused by an infestation of drywood termites, dampwood termites, subterranean termites, wood decay fungi or timber borers. These pests can wreak havoc on your timber for several years, resulting in a loss of structural integrity and an expensive repair bill for you. Don’t wait until it’s too late; contact All Bugs for a comprehensive Timber Pest Inspections.
Early Detection is the Key
If you’re purchasing a new property, living or working in an existing building, or planning on selling, our Timber Pest Inspections service will indicate if your building is infested with pests or not. Our pest control experts can identify early signs of infestation and which pests are causing the problem. Our emergency vehicles are equipped with essential tools for testing timber quality, which can be used to judge the severity of any infestation.
Common Symptoms of Infestation and Timber Damage
Depending on your location and the type of pests infiltrating your property, there are many ways to identify signs of infestation. Termites typically travel through soil to reach their destination. This leaves behind shelter tubes or subterranean tunnels, which allow termites to travel between premises in search of food.
Timber borers burrow deep into timber and other wooden materials, which makes them difficult to spot on the surface. Upon closer inspection, you will usually find exit holes and bore dust beneath the timber’s surface. Depending on the level of infestation, you may notice eggs or dead beetles on the surface too.
It is important to note that timber infestations are not always easy to identify, particularly if the infestation is occurring beneath the surface or other hard-to-reach places. Always rely on the service of a trusted professional.
A Comprehensive Timber Inspection Report
All Timber Pest Inspections are carried out by licensed professionals and performed in accordance with the Australian Standard 4349.3-1998. Your timber inspection report will involve surveying the quality of: your property’s roof and floor timber, secondary buildings (sheds, garages, barns etc) and fencing fixtures.
Your inspection report will cover the following areas:
- Current infestations and their existing location.
- Damage caused by existing infestation.
- Damage caused by past infestations.
- Areas likely to be infested in the near future.
- Any areas where further inspections are needed.
- Suggestions for the usage of chemical barriers, physical barriers and other forms of treatment.
After we have confirmed the presence of pests and timber damage, we can arrange a plan to eliminate the threat of infestation, and establish defence mechanisms to prevent further infestation from occurring.
Book an Appointment or Make an Enquiry
To book an inspection or inquire about our Timber Pest Inspections, call us on (07) 3324 0111 or fill out our online form here.