Are There Termites in Your Bathroom?

Here we find live termites under a Bathroom…. Water leaks, poor ventilation & untreated timbers create perfect conditions for termites! Luckily, these guys were caught in time. When was the last time your subfloor was inspected?

How do I protect my house from termites?

Low decks, they look great right? BUT do they have adequate termite protection where they abut the house?? If not, this situation may allow concealed termite attack. Many decks cover the physical termite barriers, exposed slab edges & brick weep holes. Ensure you either: Leave a visual gap between the deck & building/slab edge. Or […]

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, […]

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 […]