A reliable structural pest inspections Melbourne service provider should submit a written report stating in detail the nature and extent of damage in your property. The report should indicate the specific location of inactive or active termite decay. It should also act as a guide to help you decide the type and number of treatments required to control the damage.
The report should include a diagrammatic representation of the structure which will help you to locate exactly the structural features affected (like the attic, porch, wooden beams etc) or the areas with wooden structures affected by soil, moisture along with areas with drainage problems inside or near the building.
The pest inspection report will contain information with regard to present pest activity and instances of past pest activity. The awareness of past or present pest activity plays an important role in price negotiation as this determines the approximate cost required for current or futures repairs.
After the building inspections, new house-owners must be aware of certain terminology if the instance of another pest inspection arises or for other future referencing.
Ant Capping – Ant capping takes place when shaped metal strips shaped are kept on building docks or below a bearer to make slow and/or to expose termites.
Defibration – Defibration is a process that defines the cellular disintegration of timber.
Thermal Imaging – Certain pest inspection services make use of thermal imaging when a thermal camera is used to gauge the fluctuations in heat energy. While it is more expensive than other pest inspection methods, it is an effective technique as it detects termite activity behind a wall cavity.
Roof Void – The open space in the roof of a house is defined as a roof void which is a conducive environment for pests to breed.