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How often should I have my house inspected for termites?

Termites are commonly known as a homeowner’s worst nightmare and have the ability to go undetected for long periods of time while silently attacking your house, one bite at a time from the inside out.



Where you live plays a big role in deciding how often you should have your house inspected for termites.  Australia is considered a ‘hot spot’ for termites due to the hot and humid climate it experiences in most parts of the country – most a large chunk of the year. Australian standards highly recommend that most homeowners south of the Capricorn Tropic have a qualified pest control technician inspect their property for termites every 12 months.

The Tropic of Capricorn is the southern boundary of the tropics that pin points the southernmost latitude at which the sun can be seen directly from above at midday.  For this reason, the whole of Australia is considered to be very high-risk for termites.  Most places in Australia fall south of the tropic with the exception of places such as, Alice Springs and parts of Western Australia and Queensland such as, Rockhampton.

These areas are actually situated north of the Tropic of Capricorn and are considered to be at an even greater risk of a termite attack.  If you own a home north of the tropic you should have your termite inspection carried out every six months rather than annually.

If you’ve not had an inspection before or have let your last one lapse longer than a year, give Pestpro a call today on 9336 6944.