Melbourne is more vulnerable to termite damage than any other city in Australia. In fact, official stats from the CSIRO state that one in five Melbourne homes has termite damage. Don’t risk spending thousands on a new home, or attempting sales at an unrealistic price, without knowing what the damage is. Our building inspectors are qualified to identity hidden pests in the home, where the untrained eye fails.
Types of pests in Melbourne properties:
Termites or white ant: This is by far the most insidious pest plaguing Melbourne homes. Damage from termites can cause structural defects that require major construction to fix.
Rats and mice: Discover whether your future home has been infiltrated by rats and mice before you buy. Even in this modern age, rats and mice are a source of disease and illness, not to mention a nuisance. A pest inspection will help you reconsider your buying options.
Wood rot: Also known as wood decay fungus occurs when moisture seeps into the wood of your house. This can damage the structural integrity of the property and is extremely hard to fix. It’s best prevented with proper drainage and ventilation.
Wood borers: These little beetles lay their eggs inside floorboards, wooden beams and furniture. Damages from wood borers have been known to cause structural failure and cost homeowners hundreds.
OCPS provides pre purchase pest inspections that’ll identify problems early before they get out of hand. The property report, complete with photos and detailed descriptions, will help you decide if this is the right buy for you.
Need more? See combined pest and building inspections.
Don’t let pest sneak into your purchase, get professional pest inspections Melbourne wide with OCPS.
Phone us on 1300 030 394 to book your same-day inspection.