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Pre-purchase Pest Inspection Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Macquarie

Pre-purchase Pest Inspection Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Macquarie

All About The Pest Inspections

If you are planning on buying a house in Newcastle, and the surrounding areas, then it’s essential to get a pest inspection before you do. It is the buyer that has to pay for the pest inspection, not the seller. Given the price of the inspection relative to the price of the property, it is better to ensure it is done correctly anyway. You don’t want to move into a home to find pests – it will sour the entire purchase.

The pre-purchase pest inspections can do more than identify existing problems before they grow bigger. Some homes and commercial properties are liable to have an infestation of some kind due to the way they have been set up. There should be no direct connection between the earth and the building without some form of insulation. Failure to properly insulate a building can also encourage pests to come in.

Paying for a building and pre-purchase pest inspections will give you a better idea of the overall condition of the property. You’ll know of any major and minor structural issues, maintenance problems, safety hazards, and evidence of previous or current pest activity/infestation.

There is no way you should move into a property without doing a pest inspection first. Hunter and Coast can ensure that the area is suitable for habitation. We will check for all the typical pests – rodents, ants, termites, cockroaches, mites, spiders, fleas, flies, mosquitos, and anything else that could be an issue.

How Much Do Pre-Purchase Pest Inspections Cost?

A pre-purchase pest inspection normally starts at $250 for the average 100 square meter apartment. For a three- to four-bedroom home that’s around 200 to 250 square meter in size, expect the cost of pest inspection to range around $350 to $500. The cost of pest inspection normally depends on the size of your property. Call Hunter and Coast on ?0431 457 858 to get a fast and free quote on your pest inspection today.

Call us on ?0431 457 858 to ensure that you get the property you deserve – free of pests.

What Kind of Pest Inspections Do You Do?

Hunter and Coast Pest Control offers all aspects of pre-purchase property pest inspections, pest control, and pest treatment including;

  • Pre-purchase pest inspection
  • Property pest inspections
  • Home pest inspections
  • Pest inspectors (as part of a pest and building inspection)
  • Property pest reports before purchasing a property
  • Full property pest report and property inspections by our qualified pest inspectors to ensure you don’t buy a house with pest problems

How long does it take to do pre-purchase pest inspections?

Pre-purchase pest inspections is a time consuming process that normally takes as much as two hours for a three- to four-bedroom home. An inspector will check every nook and cranny of your property, even spaces that people don’t often pay attention to. Several factors affect the length of the inspection such as the size of your home, the condition of your clutter and storage, the state of your property, the extent of the infestation, as well as the skill and experience of the inspector.


What Is The Purpose Of Pre Purchase Pest Inspections And Report?

Pre-purchase pest inspection reports help to equip you with the knowledge of the true value of the property you are buying. They can aid in price negotiations with the seller to help you acquire a better deal. The main aim is to ensure that the property you are buying does not have any current pest infestations. But it will go further and identify structural defects that could result in a future infestation.

What do pest inspections involve?

A pest inspection is not as simple as a person going room to room looking for pests with their naked eye. It involves a keen inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, from your floors, walls, windows, door frames, cabinets, closets, crawl spaces, eaves, and down to your foundation. The inspector will methodically look for visible signs of pests in your property, and may also use specialised pest detection tools like motion detectors, moisture meters, and thermal imaging cameras.

Is pest inspection the same as termite inspection?

Pest inspections are not the same as termite inspections. A pest inspection, which really refers to a timber pest inspection, is a broader service that targets all kinds of wood-boring pests such as termites, carpenter ants, powder post beetles, and other borers. Pest inspection also covers fungal growth and delignification which is a chemical deterioration in timber. In Australia, the Australian Standard AS 4349.3 sets the standard of practice for a timber pest inspection. Meanwhile, a termite inspection only covers termites exclusively.

Does pest inspection include mould?

Timber pest inspections include fungus but not mould. This is due to the fact that mould is not a wood destroying organism. During a pest inspection, infestations and damages caused by wood destroying organisms are identified. A standard pest inspection report will also locate areas of excessive moisture in your property as this is a condition that will likely lead to future infestations. It just so happens that excessive moisture is conducive to the growth of mould, too.

What should I prepare for pre-purchase pest inspections?

Prior to a pest inspection, it helps to tidy your space to allow your inspector a smooth pest inspection process.

Timber pests often reside in walls so move the furniture towards the center of the room to allow your inspector quick access to the perimeter of each room. Remove stored items under the sink cabinet as moist areas are most susceptible to termite infestations. Clear the attic, garage, and crawl spaces, and provide safe and easy access to your roof and basement. Last but not the least, do some landscaping and trim plants that cover your exterior walls.

Why Choose Us

Want to experience the best pest control services in Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, & many more? Call us today on (02) 4956 3169 or send as FREE quotes. We have excellent pest control services that will surely save your day.


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