Termites & Homes - Should I Buy A House That Has Been Treated For Termites

If you’re looking to buy a home and manage to find one you’re in love with, discovering that the house has a history of termite treatment or damage can often plant a seed of doubt in the prospective buyer's mind.

If you’re looking to buy a home and manage to find one you’re in love with, discovering that the house has a history of termite treatment or damage can often plant a seed of doubt in the prospective buyer's mind. 

Termite infestations are an expensive nuisance so the best way to deal with them is to make sure they don’t become a problem in the first place. Termites occur throughout mainland Australia, with a high incidence of attack in virtually all urban areas. In fact, Tasmania is the only state to NOT have any species of termites that are destructive to buildings.

Professional termite treatments are by far the most cost-effective and efficient way to protect buildings.

A pre-purchase pest inspection will be able to identify whether the house has any signs of damage that requires repair. Actual damage will put the prospective buyer in a position to negotiate the price with the sellers, but should not necessarily dissuade buyers. If there are no active termites and the house is structurally sound (with any prior damage rectified) then there is usually very little reason to be concerned. Buying a house with a history of termite treatment may in some circumstances be an indicator that the house has been carefully looked after.

If you are buying a house, it is important to seek a pre-purchase pest inspection as well as building inspection. These inspections will uncover any hidden anomalies in the house itself. It is crucial to get these inspections from a termites specialist and should active termites be discovered, that the treatment is also carried out by a termite specialist.

If you find yourself in love with a house only to find out it has a history of termite treatment or damage, this should not be the driving force behind not buying your new dream home. It is at this point that you should contact your local termite specialist to do a thorough pre-purchase pest inspection and move forward once you have the results of that inspection. 

 

Pre-purchase Termite Inspection

CDI Pest Management are experts in identifying and treating termite infestation. We have various types of technology to detect them when there are no visible signs such as moisture sensors, heat sensors and sound sensors.

If termite activity is found, CDI Pest Management will provide you with recommendations for the suitable treatments available for your property.

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