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Understanding the Difference Between a Termite Check and a Termite Inspection

Here at Critters Pest Management we often hear from homeowners who aren’t sure what type of service they need to protect their home from termites. So, let’s dive into the details and help you make an informed decision.

What is a Termite Check? A termite check is a quick, visual inspection of your home’s readily accessible areas. During a termite check, we will look for signs of termite activity, such as mud tubes, wood damage, and discarded wings. While a termite check may provide some peace of mind, it’s not a comprehensive evaluation of your home’s termite risk.

What is a Termite Inspection? A termite inspection is a more thorough examination of your home, both inside and out. During a termite inspection, we use specialised tools and equipment to inspect your home’s foundation, walls, ceilings, and roof. We will also look for any conditions that could attract termites, such as moisture or wood-to-soil contact.

Why is a Termite Inspection Important? Termites are sneaky little crittes that can cause significant damage to your home before you even realise they’re there. In fact, termites cause more damage to homes in Australia than fires, floods, and storms combined! A termite inspection is the best way to identify any existing termite activity and prevent future infestations.

Regular termite inspections – at least once a year- are essential for maintaining the structural integrity of your home and protecting your investment. A professional termite inspection can also help you avoid costly repairs and save you money in the long run.

So while a termite check can provide some peace of mind, it’s not a substitute for a comprehensive termite inspection. By investing in regular termite inspections, you can protect your home from expensive  damage and ensure your family’s safety and comfort. Don’t let termites take a bite out of your home – call Critters today!