Inactive Termite Evidence

6th November 2019

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What happens when your Building Inspector finds evidence of termites, but it’s inactive?

Gold Coast Building Inspections Termites

Evidence of inactive termites.

The above photo shows termite evidence which was found outside a home recently inspected at a property in Robina on the Gold Coast.

After locating these mud tubes our Building Inspector found the back fence to have extensive termite damage.

Luckily in this situation, the termites appeared to be inactive and after further investigation the Inspector was able to ascertain that the Seller knew about the damage and had employed a pest professional to eradicate the termites a few years previously.

As a result of the Inspectors findings, our report made recommendation to have a chemical termite barrier installed around the perimeter of the home, and the Buyer was able to negotiate with the Seller for a replacement fence to be constructed before settlement. Happy buyers!

If you need a prompt, detailed Building & Pest report carried out, please call us!

A Pre Purchase Building Inspection from Gold Coast Inspections will usually take 1-2 hours to complete and your digital report is sent within 24 hours of the inspection (providing payment has been made!)

We usually request about a weeks notice when booking an inspection in, but if you have left it to the last minute don’t stress! We can often fit you in if time is tight.  Call 0448118063.

If you have any questions about Building and Pest Inspections please contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions!

Cheers, Jed

Gold Coast Building Inspections.