Western Australia has some of the largest termite populations in the world, with our warm climate and timber buildings creating conducive conditions for these destructive, wood-boring pests.
Unfortunately for property owners, termites (also known as white ants) are hard to detect and if left untreated, can cause serious—and expensive—structural damage through wood rot and fungal decay. Approximately 1 in 5 Australian homes that are damaged by termites result in massive financial deprivation, with the problem compounded by the fact termite damage isn't included in most insurance policies.
Getting your home inspected by a qualified technician can save you heaps in repairs by detecting termite activity before any serious damage is done to your property.
At TMO Pest and Weed Management, our pest control experts have many years of experience in termite inspection, protection, and treatments (e.g. installing a termite barrier), providing a fast, effective, and professional service across Perth.
Where in my home will I find active termites
Termites form ‘mud’ tunnels as a safe environment to travel to their food sources. This mudding is often hard to see as it will be in your home's foundation, behind your double brick cavity, or underground—and so termites often enter buildings unseen.
Termites like dark, humid, and protected environments, with moist areas and roof voids providing conditions conducive to termite issues. You usually realise you have a termite problem when you notice the damage they've caused, eating timber from the inside and causing boring holes, decay and rot—which is why a professional termite inspection is so critical.
Our termite inspection process
Initial termite inspections
We start our termite inspections by visiting your property, carrying out an inspection of all areas of the house/building, including all accessible areas such as the main structure's roof void, subfloor (if applicable), interior and exterior of the building, gardens, fence lines and any other buildings within 50 metres of the main structure.
In most cases, the time spent inspecting is approximately 45 – 60 minutes depending on the type and size of the building.
Termite inspection report
Following our building inspection, our pest control experts will produce a thorough, easy to read Timber Pest Inspection report that covers past and present termite activity and damage.
We also provide termite treatment recommendations, while highlighting areas of your property that are susceptible to a future termite attack. Should your property need a termite treatment (or any other pest control) we will send you a no-obligation free quote as well.
Depending on the design and layout of your building, we will proceed with the most effective course of action. Across Perth and Western Australia, our pest control treatments usually come in two strategies.
Pest control for slab homes
For concrete slab homes in Perth, the best solution is often to use create a termite barrier—either through chemical or non-chemical means. Barriers are designed to help keep termites out of your home by reducing entry points or using products to control active termite colonies and can be installed pre or post-construction.
Pest control for split level homes
It's much harder to create an effective barrier around a split level home in Perth, so instead, we use a system called termite baiting.
Bait stations are installed in the ground at regular intervals around the house, which exposes termites to an insect growth regulator called chitin synthesis inhibitor. This chemical interferes with the termite's ability to form a new exoskeleton (which they do 3 - 7 times per year), and within a short time period, eliminates the entire colony.
Contact TMO Pest and Weed Management for a professional Pest and Termite Inspection
For clear and understandable termite inspection reports to effective, long-lasting treatments, contact TMO Pest and Weed Management today.
Our pest control experts are fully qualified and highly experienced in timber pest and termite inspections, giving you peace of mind in protecting your home or commercial premises from expensive termite damage and unwanted guests.
Frequently Asked Pest Control and Termite Questions
What is the most effective termite treatment for homeowners?
We recommend the best treatment for your home and situation following our initial termite inspections process. In most cases, we recommend one of two courses of action.
For concrete slab homes, the best solution is often to create a termite barrier—either with chemicals or non-chemical solutions.
For split level homes, we recommend termite baiting systems—particularly those that use cellulose as the bait, as this is the material they feed on in timber.
How long does termite treatment take?
Following an inspection, the treatment itself is usually completed in a day and the termites start dying off within a day or two. For most of our customers across Perth, treatments can be effective for up to eight years.
How much does termite treatment cost?
The cost of a termite treatment system in Perth depends on several factors.
- the type of barrier, whether chemical treatment or physical, and the materials used for each.
- any associated materials cost
- the extent of the issue/size of problem area
- whether your home is pre-or post-construction
- the extent of past or current termite infestations.
Do you recommend an annual termite inspection?
It is important in Perth WA to have your property inspected for termites and other timber pests regularly—about once a year or when you think you may have a termite problem. Termites are hard to detect and can cause devastating structural damage to your property, so it is important to eradicate them before they become an expensive problem.
With termite detection or prevention in place, TMO Pest and Weed Management strongly recommend you have your home inspected for termites and other timber pests frequently.
Do you provide Pre-Purchase Termite Inspections Perth?
If you're purchasing a new property, whether a home or commercial property, Pre-Purchase Inspections are highly recommended to protect you from unknown costs and damages.
TMO Pest and Weed Management offer Pre Purchase Inspection at reasonable prices and performed according to Australian standards Timber Pest Inspection AS4349.3-2010. This means we don’t just inspect for termites, we also inspect for Borers and Fungal decay or wood rot.
Please see our dedicated Pre-Purchase Termite Inspection page for further details.
WHITE ANT INSPECTIONS
White ants, also known as Termites, are believed to be one of the most damaging pests known in the world. They like an environment that is dark, humid and protected. Approximately 1 in 5 Australian homes that are damaged by white ants result in massive financial deprivation. With white ant detection or prevention in place TMO Pest and Weed Management strongly recommend you have your home inspected for white ants and other timber pests frequently.
It is important in Perth to have your property inspected for White Ants regularly – about once a year or when you think you may have a White Ant problem. White Ants are hard to detect and can cause devastating structural damage to your property, so it is important to eradicate them before they become an expensive problem.
At TMO Pest and Weed Management our technicians have great amount of experience in White ant inspections Perth as we live in such a high-risk White Ant area.
All our friendly technicians are licenced, fully qualified, and highly experienced, giving you peace of mind in regard to protecting your home or commercial premises from white ant damage.
A complete annual white ant inspection from TMO Pest and Weed Management is the best option for protecting your home or commercial premises from white ants in Perth.
Trust TMO Pest and Weed
A complete annual termite inspection from TMO Pest and Weed Management is the best option for protecting your home or commercial premises from termites in Perth.
Give our friendly staff a call on 1300 407 323
or fill in your details on the book online form to book your termite inspection Perth today.