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How Often Should I Arrange a Termite Inspection?

Termite inspection blogs are often full of statistics, such as the billions of dollars’ worth of annual damages termites can cause to Australian homes, including those in Wakerley and surrounding Brisbane areas. The truth is, your susceptibility to a termite infestation, and thus the frequency at which you should arrange a termite inspection varies depending on your location, and construction of your home.



Australia is a hot spot for termites due to its hot and humid climates. If you do find yourself with a termite infestation, a colony of a million termites can consume up to 6.8kg of wood every week. Mature termite colonies typically contain about 60,000 to 1,000,000 termites; so, a single colony can cause a substantial amount of damage to your Wakerley home’s foundation, support beams, insulation and more within a small timeframe.



For homeowners in Wakerley, it is important to arrange a routine termite inspection by a qualified technician on a yearly basis. However, there are other one-off events when it is important to arrange a termite inspection:



- Before buying a house, to ensure you are not buying a termite infested home.

- Before selling your home, to ensure you are not selling a termite infested home. ‘

- If your neighbours have a confirmed case of termites; termites can travel 50 to 80 meters from their colonies, putting most surrounding homes at risk.

- If you notice any signs of termite problems; this may include droppings, hollowed out wood, warped doors and windows, drooping flooring and drywall, or physical termite sightings.


Here at Combat Pest Solutions, we know what it takes to protect your Wakerley home against pests. With dedicated client service for our commercial and residential pest control customers, we know the best way to approach your pest problems. Combat Pest Solutions are the Brisbane pest control experts. Call us on 0419 734 501 or email scott@combatpestsolutions.com.au for more tips on termite inspections for your Brisbane home.





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