In terms of council termite control, it’s sadly true that there will likely come a time when all areas in Victoria become termite-prone zones. Our Buywise team know well that, currently, there has to be enough evidence, or percentage of recorded termite infestations to homes in that area, before the local council can justify changing all relative requirements. This is likely to end up costing the average home an extra $500 – $1000 to construct.
It’s now accepted that more than 350 species of Termites have been recorded in Australia. About thirty of these have actually already achieved economic importance as pests of timber-in-service. This is why a timber pest inspection is surely a vital part of the process when you are purchasing or constructing any property in Melbourne or our many suburbs.