Termite Detection is a very specialised field and requires a lot of training and experience to become qualified. Despite all of our Inspectors being qualified in Termite Detection we still undertake training sessions with all of the technicians to ensure their knowledge is up to date and to allow them to learn from each other.
Always check that the technician doing your Termite Inspection, Termite Treatment or Termite Barrier is a Licenced Pest Controller with the relevant Insurances in place. We have all of this paperwork available to show our customers at any time they request it.
In January this year all of our technicians attended a property for training. What made this a perfect training example was the three different species of termites found within the home, coupled with the multiple entry points, the extensive damage and the fact that this Cypress Frame Pole Home with a Termite Barrier in place hadn’t had their termite problem detected before we were called in to do a PRE SALE inspection for the customer.
The “technician” (from another company) who installed the barrier at this property 3 years earlier had done a very cheap cash job for the homeowner. We suspect he had watered down the chemical involved in the Chemical Termite Prevention Barrier Significantly! Added to that issue the homeowner had built in underneath their pole home without adding any physical barrier in place around the poles. This allowed the Subterranean Termites to come up through the walls right from underneath the home without detection. Then without an Annual Termite Inspection of the property there was no trained professional checking to see if the barrier was still intact.
When you are buying a property it is vital that you have a Pre Purchase inspection Carried out…. But we also recommend our customers who are selling their property have a Pre Sale inspection carried out. This will identify all of the issues your purchaser will see on their report… but before they’ve had an inspection done. This allows you to fix any issues and repair anything necessary to give you the best chance at selling your property.
Ongoing training is vital to our operations to ensure we provide the best service to our customers. We are always researching new techniques, technologies and scientific data and have even been involved in field work with the providers of the products we use. This video we filmed with Bayer Australia is a perfect example of our partnership with industry leaders to provide information and training. https://youtu.be/UAm0IaPesvM
If you would like to see some more of our informational videos then head over to Youtube and view the Stevie Redback Pest Control Pty Ltd Channel.
Or Call our office on 1300 665 665 and one of our friendly team will be happy to answer your questions.