Pre-Purchase Timber
Pest Inspections

What is a Pre-Purchase Timber Pest Inspection?

A pre-purchase timber pest inspection is a thorough inspection of all timber inside and outside of a home or building being purchased. It is normally completed within a certain time period (typically 2-5 days) and should be completed before a contract becomes unconditional.

A pre-purchase timber pest inspection identifies timber pests that are present in a structure and surrounding grounds (inside fence line or up to 30m from the building).

An inspection assesses the following:

- Evidence of timber pests
- Severity of damage caused by timber pests
- Susceptibility of building to infestation by timber pests
- Remedial and protective measures required (including a quote for any recommended treatment)
- Further investigations required

Termite inspection in progress

Why is a Pre-Purchase Pest Inspection so important?

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments most people ever make, so it is very important that you know exactly what you are buying. A pre-purchase timber pest inspection will identify areas under timber pest attack and conditions conducive to timber pest attack, meaning you can make an informed decision about whether or not to proceed with the purchase.

Wall with termites
Detecting termite damage

What is the advantage of having separate pest and building inspections?

By having separate pest and building inspections completed you have two inspectors on site each inspecting the property for problems within their level of expertise. A building inspector examines the property and comments on structural damage, conditions conducive to structural damage, as well as any defects in the condition of secondary and finishing elements to the property.

A pest inspector on the other hand examines the property and comments on timber pest damage. As PestGuard Termite & Pest Control technicians specialise in termite treatments, we are able to supply a quote to complete any recommended treatments. This means that prior to purchasing the property you will have a full understanding of the costs and process involved to eradicate and protect the home from timber pests.


Contact PestGuard Termite & Pest Control today on 0438 444 547 and live your life TERMITE FREE.

Our Central Coast service area for pest control includes:

Avoca Beach, Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Terrigal, Gosford, Erina, Green Point, Kincumber, Long Jetty, Springfield, Umina Beach, Wamberal, The Entrance, Woy Woy & Wyong.

P. Harris | Terrigal

PestGuard treated our house for ants and unlike any other company we'd used, the ant problem was solved within days.

- P. Harris | Terrigal
G.Fox | Wamberal

Trent conducted our annual Termite Inspection this year. He was prompt and extremely thorough with his investigations. I would highly recommend his services.

- G.Fox | Wamberal
E.Ford | Saratoga

Couldn't be happier with the service and professionalism. Right from the start the team was friendly, professional and punctual. Highly Recommend.

- E.Ford | Saratoga
C.Owen | Toukley

Trent and Shane were very careful to ensure the quality of the spray at our unit complex. When I queried the rain we unfortunately had not long after the spray, they came back the same day and resprayed the affected areas to ensure the quality of work.

- C.Owen | Toukley
M.Ding | Wyoming

Had a termite inspection. Professional service arriving on time and willing to take extra efforts! Thank you, Trent and Mark!

- M.Ding | Wyoming
Fully Insured, NSW EPA Licence No 507 1539
Australian Environmental Pest Management Association
Termite Specialists in Pest Control, Central Coast

Contact us on 0438 444 547
Old Gosford Road, Wamberal
Central Coast NSW 2260

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