Worried you might have termites?

Professional termite inspections - Adelaide

What should you do if you think you have termites?

If you’re worried you might have termites stay calm, there’s no need to panic!

Significant termite damage takes many months and so a few days to make a considered decision on the best course of action isn’t going to make any difference to the amount of damage.

If you suspect you have termites, it is important that you do not disturb or spray the termites, as it can make it more difficult to assess the problem and get control.

Just take a deep breath and give us a call immediately to arrange an inspection.

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Our comprehensive termite inspection

All our termite inspections are carried out according to Australian standards AS 3660.2. The purpose of the inspection is to determine:

  • Whether there are any active termites present, the level of activity, identify the species and locate the termite entry points
  • The extent and location of any termite damage
  • Evidence of any previous termite treatment
  • If there are any conditions conducive to termite attack
  • Inspect all buildings, structures and attachments within the property boundaries. This includes full inspection every room in turn and of the roof void and subfloor areas (if present)
  • Inspect timber fences, decks, pergolas, outbuildings, trees and landscape timbers up to 30m radius from the mail building (within the property boundaries)

It is important to understand that we can only inspect areas to which we can access, so please make sure we can access all rooms, the roof void and sub-floor.

It’s also important to remember that the standard termite inspection is a visual termite inspection – we don’t go breaking open any walls and we are not allowed to move heavy furniture which may be blocking access to inspect walls.

However, we do use a range of devices to help us work out what might be happening behind the walls. There are three pieces of equipment we regularly use:

  • Donger: a device to tap /sound wood construction elements for damage
  • Moisture meter: for finding leaks and areas of moisture which could indicate termite activity
  • Termatrac: the latest termite detection device

Termatrac T3i is a 3-in-1 device using three different technologies – moisture meter, thermal sensor (to detect termite nests / areas of activity behind walls) and motion detector (to pick up termite movement and allow identification of potential entry points).

The key output from the inspection is a comprehensive written report (minimum 16 x A4 pages) with photos detailing:

  • Any visual evidence of any current termite activity (species, location, extent)
  • The extent and location of any termite damage
  • Recommendations for any additional inspections
  • Any environmental conditions or building construction faults that make your property more likely to come under termite attack
  • Recommendations for solving construction faults and environmental issues to reduce the changes of a termite attack
  • The overall risk of the property suffering a termite attack.
  • Any termite management systems already in place and recommendations on its maintenance requirements (if the system is still active)
  • Recommendations for a termite management plan to eliminate any current infestation and protect the property from future termite attack
  • All our inspectors are experienced, fully qualified, licensed and insured
  • You can be confident we have carried out a comprehensive inspection
    • We take time to carry out your termite inspection
    • A comprehensive termite inspection takes at least 1.5 hours on average (depends on size of property, number of rooms and presence of sub-floor / roof void).
  • We provide a comprehensive inspection report and discuss any issues

You will receive a discount on any general pest treatment carried out at the same time as the termite inspection.

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TESTIMONIALS

What do our clients say about us

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I have been using Hindmarsh pest control for many years now since I found termites in the house (actually heard them) and I called Simon that morning he arrived the next day, he discussed a plan to get rid of my termites. Bates, traps and spraying after extensive repairs that was required.I have been termite free since.Professional, timely and friendly. I couldn’t ask for more.
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Very polite, professional and reliable. Been receiving great service for several years. Highly recommend.
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Simon was fantastic, its hard to find a service company that is on time and very thorough in todays world - Hindmarsh Pest Control certainly delivered. Highly Recommend!!!
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Great service. Hindmarsh pest control inspect my property every year and I have always been happy with the service.
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Thank you Simon and Shawn they are very knowledgeable and flexible happy to work around your needs.
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Excellent service and customer service
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Simon is really helpful and is true to his word. Google reviews mean a lot and I can fully endorse all of these 5 star reviews. A business that answers the phone, turns up on time and is honest in their expertise and advice and delivery goes along way. Please don't hesitate to contact this company for all your pest control advice. Cheers again for all your help Simon.
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Very happy with Simon from Hindmarsh Pest Control, very prompt in his reply and fixed the issues we had in our roof in a very professional manner.
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Had Hindmarsh Pest Control out to spray for spiders. They did an excellent job and took great care.
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Very thorough inspection, by experienced operator. No hard sell, which we really appreciated.
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Exceptionally happy with Hindmarsh Pest Control who regularly spray my home. They are great communicators, easy to organise and always follow up. Wouldnt go anywhere else!
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Very responsive and Simon came out on the same day to check on the rodent issue we have. He is professional and knowledgeable ..highly recommended!
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Always on time and gets the job done no hassles
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Simon + Shawn are a great team who are highly efficient and professional. I swapped from a previous pest control company to theirs and find their services highly reliable. They have a lot of experience and knowledge. Would highly recommend.
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Hindmarsh Pest Control where very professional in handling my issue. They arrived on time and quickly sorted out my problem. They where also very competitive with their pricing.
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Exactly what we needed! Professional and prompt - thank you
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We have been customers for a few years now and have found that both Simon and Aaron has always provided quality service. Easy to talk to and patient in addressing my concerns.
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Great service.Will definitely be using them in the future.
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Spot on, quality, professional service. Simon and team efficient, good value for new home pest control sweep. Very responsive, will happily work with again. Big thanks
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Simon immediately differentiated Hindmarsh Pest Control from the others because I was actually talking to someone with extensive experience and he knew exactly the right questions to ask to identify the problem.As soon as Aaron arrived, I was reassured by his professionalism but also his ease and empathy for the situation we were in. He explained the process clearly and went the extra mile to help us.Exceptional customer service in both instances.Bonus points for use of technology to send a text message for ETA and the provision of invoice and the payment process.Thank you Simon and Aaron, you made a an awful situation not so bad.
Response from the owner: Hi, Beks. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!
Simon and his team,very prompt and professional service with a very fair and generous cost reduction for our non for profit charity,very much appreciated, thankyou
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Highly recommend the team at Hindmarsh Pest Control.Very knowledgeable on all pest issues.Thanks Simon
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Professional service from Simon on first contact. Aaron attended my home. Aaron actively listened and responded to my questions before commencing work. Wonderful customer service. Thank you both.
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Quick, Professional and Friendly
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Simon and Aaron are professional and efficient. We have had the annual termite inspection for several years now. A couple of years ago we had an ant problem which Aaron treated and we have not had the ant problem return. I would highly recommend the team at HPC without hesitation.
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Aaron came on time as usual, carried out the inspection efficiently and then went to help some one else.
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Quick response from Simon in sending Aaron out to check and advise on our rodent issues, Aaron detailed procedure and how it would work, and we have also had Aaron back to remove rodent, again very professional in how he explained and actioned everything, would highly recommend
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Professional, friendly & efficient service from Simon & Aaron dealing with an ant problem at our house. They were very helpful & knowledgeable about which products would be best for our situation. Thank you!
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We highly recommend Hindmarsh Pest Control. We've used their ant extermination services two years in a row (initial treatment then maintenance) and have had excellent results. Simon and Aaron knew what to do, did it well and were extremely professional and friendly.
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We just received a full house Spider Treatment and couldn't speak more highly enough of the service. Arrived on time, efficent and thorough service throughout the whole exterior of the property. Thanks again!
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Simon was good on the initial call, sent Aaron who calmed me down with his professionalism, then when treatment seemed to be inappropriate, Aaron came back and found the rodent - which was actually a bird. So thankyou - I might be able to sleep now:-)
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Thank you to Simon and his staff at Hindmarsh PC for keeping our home and family safe from those creepy crawlies. Great service and product. Highly recommended. Cheers
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Simon, was really helpful and knowledgable. He came out first thing when I called that morning. He was honest about his services and just an all round nice guy. Happy with the outcome as he predicted.
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Quick, professional, friendly, meticulous, reliable. Simon did a great job for our family business even with such short notice. A detailed report was given as well. Thank you again
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Simon was a real pleasure to deal with on the phone and explained clearly what the service entailed and answered all my questions. He was able to accommodate us at short notice. Aaron was very courteous, professional and arrived on time. We were very happy with the service and would certainly recommend Hindmarsh Pest Control.
Response from the owner: Hi, Logan. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!
Thank you Hindmarsh Pest Control for your professionalism, knowledge and genuine care.. From the initial conversation with Simon and then Aaron coming to do the inspection, my mind was put at ease as the process was explained in detail..I will definitely be using Hindmarsh Pest Control for all future pest control services..
Response from the owner: Hi, Dana. We appreciate the kind words and are glad we could provide you with a positive experience!
I called Hindmarsh pest control afternoon regarding noise in roof at night. Aaron came the next day, messaged me prior to visit. Aaron explained whole process clearly. He was able to answer all my questions and give advice. I will definitely be using Hindmarsh pest control again. Great Service
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I'm very happy with the Sentricon Termite Monitoring Stations that have been installed and the excellent service that was provided by Hindmarsh Pest Control.
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Simon went above and beyond to help me with a European wasp nest. I wouldn't hesitate to contact him for any future pest control issues.
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Amazing service. Under two hours between phoning and speaking to Simon and Aaron coming to my home and finding and removing a dead rat from the roof space and setting up bait stations.Excellent service. Both Simon and Aaron were very helpful and friendly and explained everything very well. Could not recommend more highly.
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Fabulous professional service from Simon. Very responsive and caring business to use
Response from the owner: Hi, Phil. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!
I agree with all the 5 star reviews - Simon responded promptly to a same day call and came to the rescue. He is friendly and professional. Highly recommend.
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Simon was every professional and thorough in his work. His communication and efficiency was very much appreciated and I would not hesitate to work with him again.
Response from the owner: Thank you Prue- really appreciate the feedback 😊
Dealt with the problem fast! Friendly, prompt & professional. I can definitely recommend these guys.
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Signs of termite activity

Although a professional termite inspection is a must to pick up the subtle signs of a termite infestation, there are 3 key signs of termite activity that every homeowner should know:

If you find live termites on your property your house could be under attack and there is a nest nearby.

You may see worker termites (“white ants”) feeding on wood or inside their mud tubes, or flying termites in the evening on humid nights, or more likely their dropped wings on the floor in the morning.

Mud tubes are built by termites for protection. They can be found on trees, fences, other wood items, entry points to your home, in the sub-floor and roof void.

Other than the obvious damage of collapsed timbers, there can be more subtle signs of termite damage, such as rippled paintwork, spongy floorboards and doors not shutting properly.

Termite damage image: Obvious termite damage

Rippled paintwork image: Caption: Rippled paintwork is a potential sign of termite activity.

If you spot something suspicious, call Hindmarsh Pest Control immediately to arrange an inspection.

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