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    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Inspections

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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      Troy Lucas
      Troy Lucas
      Had James come and complete a pest spray today, he was very efficient, friendly, polite and most importantly professional, he was knowledgable on the product and was happy to answer any questions or concerns I had, very happy with the level of service received today, if the product works half as well as the level of service I’ll be an extremely satisfied customer.
      maddison ellis
      maddison ellis
      I have been going to these guys for a few years now for pest control. I haven’t been let down once. They are reliable, down to earth and happy to help. I won’t go anywhere else.
      Alison Banek
      Alison Banek
      Owner of The Big Treehouse Preschool New Lambton Today Hunter and Coast Pest control did a late 6pm pest control at our preschool premises. What can I say!!!!! First we had the honour of meeting a young gentleman Max very well spoken and professional 👏 went far and beyond to help. Today we have a little visit from a bird in our indoor playground. We couldn't get it out from the roof area all day both staff and children were upset and concerned. Max was happy to help in anyway he contacted another staff member that had clocked off for the day. Another lovely gentleman Ben returned with equipment to remove the bird. Massive thankyou to both Max and Ben not only did you go far and beyond to help but you have made all the kids at The Big Treehouse happy that the bird wasn't harmed. I would highly recommend this company and the staff. Look forward to seeing you for our pest control in 6 months Kind regards Alison Banek
      James from Hunter & Coast Pest & Handyman Services was excellent. Easy to book. Great communication, arrived on time, friendly, clean and efficient! Even gave me a recommendation for a treatment to stay on top of the ants.
      Abby White
      Abby White
      Have used hunter and coast pest control for years and couldn't be happier. They were on time, cost effective and helped get rid of all my pests. Customer service is second to none and I recommend them to everyone! Thanks team!!!
      Jasmine Griesberg
      Jasmine Griesberg
      Professional and effective! Can’t ask for much more thanks gusy!
      Nice lady who did the job and a good company to deal with