Prepurchase Termite Inspections Perth


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Antipesto Pest Control Perth specialises in prepurchase termite inspections for the sale of properties before settlement. All timber pest inspection reports are emailed from site: 

  • Full 15 page Australian Standard Pre Purchase Termite Inspections Report

  • Fully experienced Technicians with over ten years experience

  • Emailed directly to Settlement Agent, Conveyancer or Real Estate

  • Emergency Pre-Purchase Termite Inspections available

  • Fully Insured, Licensed & Accredited

Let Perth’s prepurchase termite inspection experts arrange, complete and deliver a thorough termite and timber pest inspection. Our onsite reporting system means immediate delivery. Simply complete the contact form below and Antipesto Prepurchase Termite Inspections Perth will do the rest.

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Antipesto Prepurchase Termite Pest Inspections in Perth provides quality reports for real estate, commercial and residential properties. Same day reporting allows you to be informed as soon as possible about the condition of your property. Australian standards only require the detection of termites, but you will get a free timber pests inspection included.

Pre Purchase Termite Inspections $175

Antipesto Prepurchase Termite Inspections specialises in termite inspections for the settlement and sale of properties.  No property should go without both a rigorous building inspection and a timber pest inspection. We provide the ONLY recognised Australian standard 15 page prepurchase termite inspections report emailed to you and more importantly your settlement agent from site. Ten years experience detecting, preventing and eliminating termites in Western Australia, Ashley is the man trusted for all Antipesto’s pre purchase termite inspections, timber pest inspections. Timber pest inspections do not just cover the detection of termites. A modern, thorough technician is also checking for signs of defibration, chemical delignification, fungal growth, moisture problems, wood borers, pests & major safety hazards including asbestos & exposed wires in the roof.


Australian Standards for Prepurchase Termite & Timber Pest Inspections:

  • AS3660.1-2014 Termite Management – New building work
  • AS3660.2-2017 Termite Management – In and around existing buildings and structures – Guidelines
  • AS3660.3-2014 Termite Management – Assessment criteria for termite management systems
  • AS4349.0-2007 Inspection of Buildings – General requirements
  • AS4349.3-2010 Inspection of Buildings – Timber Pest inspections

How to Keep Perth Termites Away:


Hello, I’m Ashley from Antipesto Pest Control.

Just here to explain to you about termites and termite barriers and inspections. Now termites can infest houses by coming through the footings up into the walls and into the roof of the house. To prevent this, it’s Australian standard to get inspection once a year at the bare minimum and regular termite treatments or prevention measures.


Prepurchase Termite Inspections and Termite Prevention

Some houses need more than one inspection a year. These are higher risk houses. Although that being said, every home in Western Australia is a high risk of termites. Every home in Western Australia is at a high risk of termites. Anyone that tells you any different hasn’t done much pest control in Western Australia. There’s no such thing as a termite proof house. If there is, let me know. I’d love to have one.

Prepurchase termite inspections and regular timber inspections are important to detect if termites are coming in surreptitiously or through places where you might not expect. Most termite attacks are quite obvious, but the ones that you don’t see are the most dangerous. I’ve seen whole houses get eaten out from a termite lead smaller than my finger. It was already too late by then. But if you get regular inspections then you stop the problems before they start.

If you combine this with a chemical termite barrier or a termite baiting system, then it’s pretty much not much more you can do to protect yourself from termites other than physically raising the house off the ground. If you’ve got access to the footings, you’re cutting down your termite risk a lot. The footings is usually where they come in, although they can come up pergola posts and then travel across. But that’s my job to find out for you.

Termite prevention barrier should take around four hour mark, a little bit less for a small house, a lot longer for a larger house. It involves injecting chemical around the footings to the house to prevent termites getting in there. In a wooden floored home it also involves spraying underneath the wooden floors when you can and also doing an external termite barrier.

Once the barrier’s complete it’s essential to keep up the inspections because they can still come through cracks in a slab, or change in direction of the slab. There’s some potential further termite infestation even though you’ve done a barrier. So there’s a few different options you can use when it comes to termites. You can use baiting systems or perimeter barriers that I’ve explained again or subfloor barriers. You can use physical means to keep them out.


Preventing Termite Infestation

This is a termite infestation in an older house in Perth Northern suburbs. Some of the damage is hidden sometimes, but if you know what to look for it’s quite easy to spot. It can be dangerous when it gets around electrics, of course. Especially as termites bring moisture with them in the tunnels they build. That’s actually why they build the tunnels, getting moisture in, because they’re soft-bodied animals, they’ll dry out quite quickly. So you can see where I’ve drilled the bottom there. Prepare to inject it, but I’m just checking for live termites and also demonstrating for the video. One part of the wood be solid. The next part is absolutely the hollow. The only way to tell if it’s gone is, unfortunately, by taking it apart. We ended up doing a full perimeter barrier for this treatment so a bit of advertising for Antipesto.

The main part of the video is finished now, but if you want to tune in, going into a bit more depth. You see how high risk Perth in West Australia is from termite attack there compared to Sydney or Melbourne, the orange areas there. High-risk. Just as risky as the tropics. So you can give us a call on 009-9430. I can help you out with anything to do with pests and especially termites.

To a bit of a case study now. This is a house in Scarborough. They had to get traps cut. And I had a little check underneath just to make sure. And it was well worth it because I ended up finding quite a few, quite a few trails under there. Ended up being 17 trials with quite a few of them live. They’re poking up straight through the floor there, as you can see. It’s a trail at the back. You can see there was a bigger fatter one. Yeah, that was the big one that I found on the way in there. That was empty, but they’d already done their damage.

You see the wood in the back of the termite there, that’s from fresh food. All this damage here was caused, when you see in a sec, by one single straw thickness, termite trail. And people always ask me what termites look like. And I’ve got good footage here of the actual termites that caused the damage to the house where those trails were underneath. Where I’d been underneath before in the video previously.

You can see the brown headed termites and also white headed termites. The brown headed termites are soldiers. The white headed termites are workers. You can see the timber, nearly eaten timber in the back. You can also see the tiny, tiny little bugs. They have a symbiotic relationship with the termites. I think they help cultivate the fungi. Termites cultivate fungus. And they also have single celled organisms in their stomachs which actually are the things responsible for digesting the wood. They’re called Thrichonomas. They’re single celled organisms that break down the timber into food that the termite can consume. You see all the spots.

Different colored spots in the back of the timber there. That’s actually termite poo. That’s how they make their trails. They recycle everything. They’ll even use the old soldiers heads in termite walls sometimes. These – it’s very interesting to see the termites, and it’s also good to get a look for a couple of minutes to notice how fast they disappear. Once they’re exposed they will just go straight back to the nest. If they haven’t been cut off by the rest of the nest already. The termites, they’re going through the trails further down that haven’t been exposed that are probably a few meters away. They would feel the difference in the atmospheric levels once further along is opened up. They can feel the change in the oxygen levels, CO2 levels and they will act accordingly. And they will go into flight or flight mode, I suppose. And soldiers will come out and, as you can see here, round up, gather the blind workers, because a lot of them are blind, but soldiers can see the workers are blind. They’re taking them and guiding them away.

Now, termites here are quite confused because what they, do the blind ones, how they travel around is they follow pheromone trails, scent markers left by the other termites. These are the Coptotermes species of termites. There’s a few different termite species in Australia. There’s about seven or eight that attack houses.

The main ones in Western Australia are Coptotermes Termites and they’re the ones that do the most damage around the whole of Australia. They’re not as big as the ones up in Darwin. The ones up in Darwin are Mastotermes Darwiniensis. They are literally twice as big, a lot more aggressive, but just in terms of damage, either because of the isolation or the habitat or their behavior, they don’t cause quite as much damage to these Coptotermes. But they will cause massive amounts of damage faster. But overall, in the scheme of things, these are the these are the bad boys of the termite world when it comes to your houses.

West Australia’s particularly interesting. Everyone has a Coptotermes Acinaciformis but we have two subspecies as well. We have Coptotermes Michaelseni, And Coptotermes Raffrayi. Scientists are actually going to change the classification. They’re going to change it back to just all Coptotermes. but I believe there’s definitely a difference. Just giving you a shot here of the stump that it was. It’s right next to the house. Just good to see what it looks like, and get a bit of focus there. You can see that’s pretty much typical termite damage. So thanks for tuning in. It’s good to have a look at it and any questions about termite pest control and termite inspections, give me a call.