Is Termite Inspection Necessary

Termites are incredibly destructive and can wreak havoc on your home. But they can also spend most of their time relatively undetected until the colony is at full size and the damage they’ve caused cannot be ignored. In all cases, preventing termites, or at least catching them early on, is far easier than treating them when they’re at full force. This is why the answer to “is a termite inspection necessary?” is always a resounding “yes”. 

Read on to learn more about why termite inspections should be a part of your regular house maintenance and when you should do them.


It’s a visual inspection of your home for evidence of termite activity and damage. At Pest Aid, our termite inspectors look at the interior and exterior of your home, and accessible roof voids and subfloors using specialised equipment such as moisture meters, Termatrac and borescopes.


There are several reasons why regular inspections are necessary:

  • Preventing termites is easier than treating a major termite infestation 
  • They can confirm where the termites are and what kind of termites you may be dealing with (i.e. subterranean, drywood)
  • They can give your pest control technician a better understanding of the extent of the termite problem
  • Termites may be active even if you don’t see them 
  • Termite damage can be expensive and potentially ruin the structural integrity of your entire home


At Pest Aid, all of our inspections are carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard and code of practice – which recommends that you get annual termite inspections (i.e. once a year). However, there are also certain situations where you should book an inspection, such as:

  • If you own a home in a known termite zone
  • Before you buy a house: it’s essential that you’re aware of a property’s history with termites before you buy it. 
  • If neighbours have termites: while a neighbour having termites doesn’t automatically mean you have an infestation, it does mean the pests are in the area and that you should be proactive.
  • You see signs of termites: if you see mud tunnels, timber damage and other key signs of termites, you need to book in an inspection ASAP.


If it’s confirmed during the pest inspection that you have termites, then it’s essential you get a termite treatment done immediately. This will involve a number of termite barriers, and termite baiting and monitoring stations systems to not only eradicate the current infestation, but prevent future ones from forming. 

If you’re in need of a termite inspection, speak to the team at Pest Aid. With over 25 years experience in the termite control industry, all our technicians are highly skilled and experienced in identifying and treating termites. Book a termite inspection online or get in touch with our team if you have any other questions like “is a termite inspection necessary?”.

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