Termites Love Loose Timber

Termites love loose timber laying around, especially pine off cuts, railway sleepers & timber pallets! It is an old wives tale that if you leave timber around outside, Termites won’t touch your house. The only way to guarantee your property is safe, is to keep your property clean & tidy of loose timber and debris, […]

How’s This For a Termite Nest in a Roof Void?

How’s this for a termite nest in a roof void. Yummy Jarrah ? Our BPI Inspector in Rockingham WA, Phil Lean was lucky not to fall through the ceiling frames on this one! Great video Phil!

Can You Spot the Termite Damage?

Insulation can make it very difficult to identify concealed termite damage. Before inspecting this roof void, I identified a previous partial termite barrier & noted evidence of previously repaired & painted timbers within the residence. Once in the roof void, surprise surprise, damage was located beneath the insulation. Ensure you have a qualified & experienced […]

Don’t Judge a Book By It’s Cover!

This house is immaculate, beautifully styled, renovated bathroom.. but unfortunately underneath.. rusted steel posts, damp soil, conducive termite conditions! At BPI, we give you a detailed inspection so you know what you’re really buying.

Timber Pallets are Like Cheese Cake to Termites!

Wholly Termites!! Found these guys in Timber Pallets only 15m from a house. Timber pallets are like cheese cake to Termites! Ensure you remove all loose timbers, bark chip & tree stumps from your property as they are highly conducive to Termite Attack.

Have You Noticed a Mound Like This in Your Backyard?

Termite nests can be found in trees, tree stumps or like in this case as a ground mound. This mound is the size of a basketball due to the length of time it has gone unnoticed. If you see something like this on your property then immediately contact your local Pest Manager to undertake a […]

Now This is Some Serious Termite Damage!

This was located behind a shower / cupboard. Only minimal evidence of a mud lead was noted in the roof void… but once the sheets came off.. OMG!

Do Termites Eat Treated Timber?

Termites won’t eat Treated Timber… FALSE! Yes, you are better off using treated timber but it does not mean you are not at risk of termite attack & decay. Here is a retaining wall which has suffered termite damage, decay & movement. This is due to age, poor construction & poor drainage. When looking at […]

The Advantages of Cypress Pine Timber

Can you see it?? To the untrained eye, this is a typical roof space But this house has been built out of Cypress Pine timber. Cypress Pine is Termite Resistant and has a Class 1 Natural durability rating. Now, this doesn’t mean you won’t have termite issues with your property, but in many cases, it […]

Gardens Against Buildings | A Breach for Termite Barriers

What’s wrong with this photo? Gardens against buildings are one of the main reasons termites gain concealed access to your home potentially causing thousands of dollars in damage. Gardens breach termite barriers, cover brickwork weep holes & retain moisture. Sure they may look great but it is not worth the risk!