If you think you’ve got a pest infestation in your home, such as termites, you should immediately contact a termite inspector. However, one thing you can’t afford is a dodgy pest inspector.
However, knowing which pest inspector to contact can be difficult.
Just googling “pest inspector” can give you thousands of pages of results, some legitimate contractors and others who will fleece you out of your money for sub-standard or even no work at all.
As such, we’ve put together a guide that will help you avoid dodgy pest inspectors and find quality contractors.
Check for reviews
Reviews can often be a good way to determine the quality of a tradies’ service.
Google can be a handy tool for this – Google will feature the reviews of any business you search up.
Many glowing reviews and a high score suggest the business is quality.
Request to see licenses
If you’re still unsure after checking online reviews, you can ask about the licenses the business has.
For building inspections, they must have finished the ‘Completed Residential Building Inspectors Course’ certification. Prior to getting this certification, a person must be a licensed builder with 5 years of experience.
Inspectors must be licensed by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). Pest inspectors also require additional training.
For qualified pest inspectors like Dedant they are have attained a Certificate IV Workplace Health & Safety, Termidor HE Accreditation Training, Termatrac T3i Accreditation, Asbestos Training, Meth Testing training and other relevant training in this field.
A dodgy pest inspector would not have such a wealth of training and qualifications, by comparison.
By assessing the qualifications of a prospective pest inspector, you can determine whether they offer competent, high quality service.
Get a written quote
Getting a quote in writing is a vitally important way to protect yourself.
If you rely solely on a verbal quote you may run into trouble if a disagreement occurs. It will then become a matter of your word versus theirs.
By getting a quote in writing, you have evidence of what work is being done, for what price. There is no ambiguity.
For pest inspections you can trust
If you want to avoid dodgy pest inspectors, there’s one name you can trust in South East Queensland.
Dedant Building and Pest Inspections have provided quality services since 2009. They are fully licensed to conduct pest inspections, treat termites and build termite barriers.
Dedant has a 4.6/5 average on Google reviews and we are more than happy to provide you with a written quote.