Mr Inspector is a qualified building inspector with a diploma in building surveying and has been carrying out pre-purchase building inspections for over 12 years.

The above photographs depicts live termites found during a pre-purchase building inspection in Prahran this week.

Although not found within the home, if termites are in stumps and timber outside the home, the home is immediately classified as a “High Risk” for a termite infestation and a pest management plan is required as soon as possible.

Termites can travel hundreds of meters underground looking for a food source and your potential home could be one of them.  Being aware that termites are within the allotment means you will be aware of the risks and associated costs to have the home chemical treated.