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Termite Inspection Sydney


Termite Inspection Specialists

Need a termite inspection at your property? We've performed thousands of termite inspections across the Sydney region for our customers. We are Sydney's leading experts in identifying termites across all types of properties, both residential and commercial.

With over 20+ years of experience in the termite inspection business, we continually improve our termite detection capabilities by researching and upgrading to the latest and most innovative technology available worldwide. Our fully trained termite inspection technicians utilise anything from thermal imaging, moisture meters, to listening devices in order to detect even the earliest stages of a termite infestation in your property.

If you're feeling ready to book a termite inspection now, please use our online booking form below to receive a 10% discount.

If you'd like to learn more about how we conduct termite inspections at Sydney's Best Pest Control, please keep reading below where you will find everything you need to know about termite inspections.

If you're more interested in reading about how we treat and control termites, please see our dedicated page detailing termite treatment options.

For free and immediate advice, please call us on 1800 819 189. We'll be happy to answer any of your termite control questions.

8 Common Signs of Termites

Here is a list of the common signs to look for when inspecting for termites:

  1. Hollowed wood, with outer shell of wood intact
  2. Earthen shelter tubes and mud packing on brickwork in subfloor areas or around home
  3. Flight tubes from the release of alates (winged form of termites)
  4. Swarms of alates flying from the colony (usually in Nov/ Dec)
  5. Presence of termite castes in trees or workings
  6. Flight cuts in trees
  7. Noises
  8. Presence of mounds or nests in trees.

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Visual Termite Inspection

A visual timber termite inspection can be found in the Australian Standard 3660. The inspection reports on termite activity in your dwelling and up to 50 meters from the dwelling.

In most cases, your home is the most expensive item you might own. Termites can result in significant damage and financial loss. The Australian Standard recommends that a visual timber pest inspection should be conducted every 12 months.

During each termite inspection, we inspect the following areas:

  • Grounds
  • Landscaping
  • Fences
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Roof void

During the inspection, we carry out a visual check of all exposed timbers including: skirtings, architraves to doors, windows and ceiling timbers, as well as fences, gardens and general landscaping.

There is a special focus on areas close to the structure,  such as weep holes, the closeness of gardens, plants, shrubs and trees, areas of excessive moisture, poor building practices (from a termite management point of view), bathrooms, toilets and kitchen areas and ceiling spaces.

Termite Dog Inspection

Detecting timber pests like termites using traditional techniques such as a visual inspection can sometimes be problematic. This is because timber may be infested with termites but not show any visible signs such as holes. Prevailing weather conditions and the quality and accuracy of information shared, can hinder visual inspections. Hence why Sydney’s Best Pest Control can offer you a fail-proof solution – a termite inspection dog.

A termite detection dog is trained to use its sense of smell to detect a specific odour released by termites. It is then taught to indicate that it has detected the odour.

Reasons to Use a Termite Dog

  • When a subfloor inspection is not possible due to a no access hole or there are clearance problems between ground and timbers
  • If termites have just entered the property and there is no visible evidence to internal timbers
  • Termite detection dogs are the only detection tool that can detect termites in floorboards if a carpet is present.
  • Dogs can smell things that we cannot see. Like the drug dogs at the airport, termite sniffer dogs are trained on live termites


How to Prepare Your Property for a Termite Inspection

Sydney’s Best Pest Control recommends that if possible, the following 4 steps should be followed to ensure that a comprehensive termite inspection can be conducted by your inspector:

  1. Remove any items stored in cupboards that are directly under sinks in your kitchen, bathrooms, toilets, and utility room
  2. Move back any objects that are within a metre or so of the exterior of your house and garage
  3. Trim all bushes and plants growing around the outside of your property, as these could also conceal damage that is important for your termite inspector to see
  4. Ensure your attic is accessible and not blocked by storage


Termite Inspection Reports

In summary, Australian Standards recommends at a minimum 1 per year. Your termite specialist may recommend more than the minimum, depending if you live in a high-risk area

On completion of the inspection, you will be emailed a completed inspection report. Our thorough inspections result in reports which are understandable for everybody with recommendations and findings. Our reports include:

  • Termite activity
  • Termite workings and damage
  • Termite nests
  • Susceptible areas
  • Conducive conditions
  • Moisture areas, drainage problems and water leaks
  • Fungal decay
  • Suspected trees and stumps
  • Treatments required
  • Recommendations – how to resolve any found issues
  • Termite inspection cost

Termite inspections with a termite dog do cost more because of the cost of ongoing training associated with keeping the dog as accurate as possible.

Termites do more damage to Australian homes than fires, storms and earthquakes put together. Termite invasions are frustrating, costly, damaging, and downright devastating. Eating from the inside out, termite damage can be substantial by the time it is detected.

Annual termite inspections on your property by a qualified timber pest technician are highly recommended and knowing about the early signs of termite infestation is the key to a fast and long-term solution.

How Often Should a Termite Inspection be done?

Termites do more damage to Australian homes than fires, storms and earthquakes put together. Termite invasions are frustrating, costly, damaging, and downright devastating if they're not detected early. Eating from the inside out, termite damage can be substantial by the time it is detected. For these reasons, it is highly recommended that you get annual termite inspections performed on your property. Always ensure that inspections are carried out by a qualified timber pest control technician. Remember, uncovering the early signs of a termite infestation is the key to protecting your property, whilst saving you time and money.

Termite Inspections - FAQ

My home is on a concrete slab so doesn’t this mean I won’t get termites?

This is a common misconception. Termites readily penetrate concrete slab floors through gaps such as expansion joints and cracks and alongside service penetrations such as pipes, drains, electrics, etc. Termites can also gain entry over the outside edge of the slab floor, sometimes by building mud shelter tubes that protect termites from the elements. In recent years, timber-framed, brick veneer homes built on concrete slabs have become extremely popular. This form of construction is one of the highest risk types in terms of termite attack.

If I have a full brick home, does that mean I don’t have to worry about termites?

No. The roof structure in a full brick home is supported by timber framing and termites can gain access by travelling inside the cavity walls. Also, where this type of home has a suspended timber floor, termites can severely damage the flooring and support bearers and joists

Do I need to leave the property?

No, unless of course, you want to. Termite controllers primarily use no or low odour materials in and around homes and businesses. If, however, you would feel more comfortable with leaving or are chemically sensitive, then let the technician know.

How long will the termite inspection take?

Usually, depending on the size of your house and property, it takes about 1-2 hours.  A skilled, experienced technician will check the entire house thoroughly, from foundation to roof.

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These guys were top notch and I would recommend them to anyone in the surrounding area. I called 6 or so places to see if they could come same day for spider removal, and everyone said they were booked solid until next week. I had guests staying with me that day, so i wanted to avoid having dozens of spiders roaming around my apartment. Sam told me he'd try to squeeze me in he just had to double check. He called me back 5 minutes later and said I could expect someone in just an hour or so. They were professional, reliable and very honest.
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Very kind service and really helpful.They care about you and your pocket. Sam was really helpful and he had a really big knowledge knowing what my problem was just seeing the photos I sent him. I'm really happy with the service if I hear someone needs a pest control service I would recommend them with no doubt!
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04:10 18 Jan 18
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00:54 29 Aug 17
A knowledgable, friendly and efficient service. Chris was fantastic. It's so refreshing to get an honest appraisal rather than one that is only based on profit. We will definitely use them again.
Jodie Blampied
Jodie Blampied
23:56 19 Sep 18
Sam is one of the most helpful and supportive professionals I have ever met. He will go out of his way to assist you and ensure you receive the best advice regarding the most effective pest control methods available. I would thoroughly recommend Sydneys Best Pest Control without hesitation.
Karen Crowley
Karen Crowley
12:28 04 May 18
A company offering free advice, without pushing for business, is very refreshing. After examining photos of a pest problem I was experiencing, Sam from Sydneys Best Pest Control, phoned me to discuss the matter. His advice was to take my photos to my local hardware store to obtain the correct product to treat the problem myself. There was no pressure to use the services of his company.I was very impressed with Sam’s knowledge and professionalism. After this experience, I would certainly use the company for my annual pest control treatment.
Doreen S
Doreen S
11:12 15 May 18
Had this company out last year for my problem with German cockroaches. Great service, polite and reasonable. Will be using them again.
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Lisa Murnane
00:48 19 Jun 18
Wonderful services promote and reasonably priced, recommend them most definitely.
Michael Perigo
Michael Perigo
22:55 27 Jun 18
Chris arrived on time and was very friendly and professional. We did our pest control a month ago and are still seeing dead cockroaches/insects. Good results. Jardine on the phone was nice to deal with too. Would recommend them.
Carmen Lo
Carmen Lo
15:54 09 Nov 18
Prompt, efficient, courteous. I have used them in 2017 and rebooked them for 2018/2019. Highly recommend.
Herr Calypsojoe
Herr Calypsojoe
00:56 27 Nov 18
Tech was on time and did a great job. He explained what he was doing and simply got about doing the application. Would highly recommend company to anyone in he area
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David Heck
02:57 17 Dec 18
Sydney's Best Pest Control provides an exemplary and reliable service. The reason we are repeat customers is because of the high level of customer service and professionalism demonstrated. We have called on them on two occasions and each time, the work has been completed in a professional, informative, and efficient manner. Their knowledgeable technician Chris has helped implement effective solutions to our pest control issues on the ground and we appreciate the efforts made to ensure great service!
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Bana AlQabbani
00:32 20 Dec 18
I'm so glad to have found SBPC after struggling to find a decent pest control company who is NOT all about money or take advantage of their customers. This is the best company by far and I'd dare say it's up there in the industry with other 25-30+ odd years businesses that I have encountered. You got my business and keep doing what you do best!
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Quality value
01:11 19 Feb 19
These guys live up to their name and are the best pest company I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with! I can't thank them enough! Absolutely fantastic service from the minute I sent them a query online, right through to the on-site completion of the job. They are true experts of their field. The results speak for themselves! It's been over two weeks and our home is completely pest free! A++ Highly recommended!
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Matthew Welch
19:48 02 Mar 19
I’m so happy with Sydney’s Best Pest Control. They really are the best. I suspected I had a mouse in the house and Alex came out at 8am the next morning to take care of the situation. He was very friendly and thourugh and the mouse is definitely gone! Thank you so much.
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Stephanie Hal
08:17 31 Jul 19
Thank you for the assistance from the office with an emergency we had today. Sydneys best pest control offered me advice on how on can eliminate make pest issue quickly by myself.Which saved me money.Thank you. Iam sure to use you in the future
Najwa Kahwaji
Najwa Kahwaji
05:27 14 Aug 19
I was happy with the service provided by Sydney's Best Pest Control. Easy to make a booking and the technician was on time, friendly, informative and did his job efficiently. I did find that they called and emailed more times than I would have liked, and although they offer warranty, I felt they were quite reluctant and offended when I asked for the technician to come back after I was concerned with still seeing cockroaches running around 6-8 weeks later. I still highly recommend the company, as their product is great and they were professional. I would book them again if we move.
Claire Lozano
Claire Lozano
10:53 21 Aug 19
Alex is amazing... was very kind, helpful and thorough. He got the job done professionally and even left a towel to wipe his shoe marks at the front entrance. Will definitely come back for future services.
05:26 30 Sep 19
Great from start to finish. I sent an online query - within a few minutes someone called me and booked in a time. The gentleman came out discussed everything with me and did the work.
Kristina M
Kristina M
05:46 16 Sep 19
Amazing and very thorough job! The technicians were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The team helped me to identify exactly what pest control I needed for my property and did a fantastic job. Highly reccomended
Nita Paterson
Nita Paterson
23:10 03 Oct 19
Amazing job ! I was trying to get rid of cockroaches for a long time! I think I tried all the products and methods on the planet to kill them. They always came back! I was dealing with the German one, a nightmare! My last chance was to call a professional and I contacted Sydney Pest Control ... I still can't believe it .. they are gone ! They have done a fantastic job.. they are definitely gone! This is worth every cents!Highly recommend their service. Just do it now instead of losing your time and money with other products/ service!
Sandrine Zawadzki
Sandrine Zawadzki
00:08 16 Oct 19
A good adjective for the noun...Indeed, Sydney's best pest-control service!Thumbs up to Uncle Sam and his team!
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Haytham Wafa
05:12 16 Oct 19
Today 19th November, 2019 Mohammed and Harry serviced our home. They were both efficient, pleasant, it was enjoyable to have such nice workers here. I recommend them. Helen
Helen Fastovsky
Helen Fastovsky
23:44 18 Nov 19
Very impressed with Pest Control Sydney. As arranged, Alex arrived at 7am on the dot (maybe even a few minutes early). Not only was he super friendly, engaging and professional but he took the time to explain each step of the pest control process.He was very thorough with his work and was considerate of both our needs, as well as our neighbours'. I would not hesitate to recommend him, and in fact I have already recommended him to our friends down the street. I think we’ve found our go-to man for our pest control needs!
Pat Khoo
Pat Khoo
22:23 12 Dec 19
In the past I have used another company for keeping my home rid of fleas, cockies and other pesky insects who have invaded my property from time to time. However, Sydneys Best Pest Control really is the best! Nigel was the charming and totally professional gentleman who kindly explained exactly what the process was, exactly what he was going to do, exactly how he was going about it, etc etc. I greatly appreciated his knowledge, attention to detail, and his kindness in going out of his way to ensure I understood the entire process. And he did an absolutely amazing job. I will be using this company EXCLUSIVELY going forward. Thank you for doing such a great job, Nigel. I look forward to seeing you again next year!
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11:30 13 Dec 19