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PRE PURCHASE PEST INSPECTION – PERTH

Cottesloe Pest Control are proud to offer affordable building and termite inspections to Perth and Fremantle homeowners and prospective home buyers. Building on decades of experience in the industry, we inspect properties thoroughly yet efficiently, to ensure you are able to make fully informed decisions going forward. Our highly qualified team know how to spot not just the signs of a current infestation (at any stage), but also potential weakness points that you may want to consider.

WHY GET A TIMBER PEST INSPECTION BEFORE YOU BUY?

Getting a pre purchase pest building inspection in Fremantle, Perth or anywhere else in WA that is designed to check for pests is an important step that all prospective homeowners or investors should be aware of. It is a sensible course of action and could save you thousands of dollars in future repair, maintenance or even rebuilding costs. For example, if important structural timber is weakened or damaged by termites, replacement could cost much more than the value of the timber itself. Also, under Western Australian law, it is your right to have the property inspected whilst under contract; contracts of sale also specify that you accept the property as is, so once it’s all settled if you find that there is a well-established pest problem, you cannot make the previous owner pay for it.

Our affordable fees, versus thousands in future costs (or even the expense of having chosen the wrong property to buy), makes booking a pre purchase pest inspection in Perth, Fremantle or beyond the right answer.

WHY CHOOSE US?

Cottesloe Pest Control has been a long established termite (white ant) and pre-purchase timber pest inspection company for more than 50 years, offering building and termite inspections to private residential, property managers and commercial clients in Perth and surrounds. We not only know bugs and rodents inside out, we’re also familiar with local conditions and the way that weather, typical building materials in the area and other factors can influence the likelihood of an infestation. This means that we’ll deliver a truly professional service, and we’ll do so efficiently. Hundreds of locals have already trusted us for their building inspections for timber pest AS4349.3, and we’d love to help you manage the many other problem pests in the Perth.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

We undertake a thorough visual termite or pre purchase building inspection in Fremantle, Perth and surrounding areas that specifically look for timber pests. After assessing your building with termite inspections, we then prepare a detailed yet easy-to-interpret report, which is delivered to you ASAP. If there is a problem, we can discuss your control options on the spot.
Termite inspections are carried out in accordance with AS 3660.2: In and around existing buildings and structures. AS 3660.2-2000 states that termite inspections are not recommended for pre-purchase inspections.

All assessments are carried out in accordance with Australian Standard AS 4349.3-2010: Timber pest inspections. The purpose of these inspections is to provide advice about the condition of the property concerning pest activity.

Termite inspections are carried out in accordance with AS 3660.2: In and around existing buildings and structures. AS 3660.2-2000 states that termite inspections are not recommended for pre purchase inspections.

 

BOOK A WHITE ANT TREATMENT

No matter what you call it, a termite inspection or white ant treatment, checking your property regularly for these pests is crucial. While annual inspections do not stop an infestation, they can help with the early detection of termite activity. Once termites are detected, remedial white ant treatment can begin so damage to your property will be minimised or prevented.

Cottesloe Pest Control can provide solutions to minimise the risk of damage to your home by these pests. We can provide a treatment or termite inspection in Perth properties, visually checking infestation prone areas to ensure your home is free from invading pests. As a family owned and operated business that has been offering solutions since 1958, we are a name you can trust for prompt and effective building inspections that are available at a competitive price.

How often should a property be checked?

Our team encourages a yearly inspection to determine whether prompt action is required. This will allow early detection of termites and highlight potential problem areas and conditions conducive to infestation in and around your home. Our licensed technicians will provide you with a full report in accordance with Australian standards, informing you of any conditions favourable to termites, maintenance tips and providing some of the dos and don’ts to help reduce the risk of future termite attacks. If white ant treatment is required, we will discuss the options available moving forward.

What are some signs I may have a problem?

In between your annual inspection, or after a treatment, Perth residents can still remain vigilant and look out for some tell-tale signs there may be a possible infestation. Before going through your home, familiarise yourself with the type of damage they can cause, what termite damaged wood looks like, as well as their tunnels and mud leads. Once you know what exactly you are looking for, from wood damage, wings and nests to mud leads, go through your property and see if you notice anything out of the ordinary.

Remember, it’s not just important to check the inside of your home as termites, first have to find a way in from the outside. Take a look at your backyard and see if there are any nests on the trees nearby. This may also be the opportune time to identify any areas that are going to encourage an infestation. Remove tree stumps when required and minimize temptation for these pests to appear in the first place. If you are unsure, contact us for an earlier termite inspection for your Perth home.

A white ant treatment (if required) can protect your family home and provide great peace of mind to property owners. With one call to Cottesloe, you can ensure your property is protected.

If you would like to learn more about services in Perth, or would like to make a booking for your property, please give us a call.

 

Avoiding the high use of chemicals, opting where possible not to recommend perimeter treatments (often described as barrier treatment) we will not carry out perimeter treatments.

RATS AND MICE are a potential health and fire risk. Don’t allow rodents to move into your property.

Ants are a particular problem during spring and summer. There is nothing worse than an ant invasion whilst entertaining. An ant treatment will control your problem. Coastal Brown Ants are the big problem in the Western Suburbs, they undermined the sand/soil under you\’re paving causing costly repairs, these should be treated regularly usually under a maintenance program.

Take immediate action to stop the itch.

A professional treatment will keep your family and colleagues safe. Stings can cause anaphylaxis in some individuals.

Professional handling is always recommended. Stings can cause anaphylaxis in some individuals.

Has your property been invaded? This is an increasing problem pest in the Perth area, often needing several treatment in one year, this will ensure excellent management of this pest– we can help you.

Cockroaches can pose a health risk and are extremely undesirable when entertaining. Don’t frighten your guests away, keep cockroaches at bay.

Spiders are particularly active during spring and summer, retreating into your home during the cooler months. A twice yearly treatment is recommended.

Mosquitoes pose a health risk. If you live by water, a treatment to control them is advised.