How a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection Can Get You Out of A Sticky Contract

Pest Reports

It happens more often than you’d think. You’ve spent tons of time looking for that perfect property and you think you’ve finally found it. You’ve already signed the contract and then you discover the worst type of problem: an expensive one!   Maybe the building has damage to the ceiling that you didn’t see before. Or maybe there are significant safety hazards that should have been disclosed. If …

7 Prominent Places of Timber Pest Activity

Pest Reports

Termite damage can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs and significantly lower the value of your property. Savvy home buyers and property investors know that it’s extremely important to identify the presence of termites before it is too late. To help you with this, we have provided you with a brief list of the 7 most common places of timber …

What Every Property Investor Ought to Know About Termites

Pest Control, Pest Reports

One out of every three homes in Australia has termites, according to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). And here in the Sydney area, the chances of termite infestation is considered to be higher than average. That’s why property investors and homebuyers, in order to protect their investments, need to know as much as they can about termite …

Five Common Contract Traps When Purchasing Property

Building Inspections, Pest Reports, Selling Considerations, Uncategorized

Homebuyers and property investors, especially those with little to no experience, need to pay close attention to what they’re doing and what they’re signing, if they want to protect the value of their investment. One of the things that comes along with working in the Building and Pest Inspection Industry is dealing with customers who have been burnt by dishonest …

Advantage of Hiring a Termite Specialist (II)

Pest Reports

Because a termite infestation is able to cause extreme damage to your home, many people choose to hire a termite specialist. This way they are able to feel confident that someone who has the experience and know-how to get rid of these insects will come into their home and take the necessary steps to make sure that all of the …

The Advantages of Hiring a Termite Specialist (Part I)

Pest Reports

Although no one wants to hear that their home has been invaded by termites, it’s essential to periodically and thoroughly check one’s home to be sure. While these tiny little insects aren’t considered to be deadly, or bring any diseases with them that can be spread to humans, like spiders, rodents and roaches can, termites can cause a lot of …

The Costs of Unattended Termite Damage

Building Inspections, Pest Reports

Termites are often referred to as white ants due to their creamy colour and ant shape. Australia is home to over 350 species of termites, 20 of which are the lumber eating kind. They love damp and dark environments and if left unattended, they can do extensive damage to a home. Hidden Danger One of the real challenges presented by …

Why Do I Need a Pest Report?

Pest Reports

In Australia, pests are problems in around 1 in 5 homes – and if you’re in the process of purchasing a new property, obtaining a pest report should be a priority before you sign to commit to purchase. As an owner, the last thing you want to end up with is a property that’s infested with termites. Unfortunately, termite presence …