Termite Inspections

RID Pest Control Ballarat are fully qualified and experienced inspectors who can carry out a standard annual termite inspection on your home or a pre-purchase timber pest inspection of any home you’re looking to buy.

A routine ‘standard timber pest inspection‘ should be carried out every 12 months or less as recommended in the applicable Australian Standards!

A ‘pre-purchase timber pest inspection’ is specifically aimed at due diligence for any property acquisition and you should NEVER buy a home without one!

Standard Timber Pest Inspections

RID offers comprehensive annual termite inspections in accordance with CSIRO recommendations and the applicable Australian Standards (AS4349). These inspections vary from pre-purchase inspections and are required to maintain many home insurance policies for termite damage at intervals not exceeding 12 months. Peace of mind for you and your family is affordably obtained with RID’s annual timber pest inspections.
Standard timber pest inspections aim to identify active termites, termite damage and other risk factors that can have a serious impact on your home and expose it to termite attack.
Are you selling your home? Auction? Open for inspection?

Providing a Pre-Sale Inspection Report gives your property a unique selling advantage, particularly in areas known for termites such as Ballarat North, Soldiers Hill, Brown Hill, Alfredton, Creswick, Clunes, Daylesford and other areas.

Avoid the embarrassment of a pest inspector finding termite activity after your house has been contracted or even sold!!

Pre-Purchase Timber Pest Inspections

Buying a home is usually the largest financial investment that we make in our lives, and everyone has heard horror stories of houses falling down from damage caused by timber pests whose presence was not detected prior to the purchase.

No matter how old the house is, even brand new, it is possible for termites to already be present.

We are specialist termite and pest inspection report experts! We use professional Flir thermal imaging cameras, Termatrac – termite detecting radar and traditional tools and methods to be able to report findings that your average inspector cannot.

RID Pest Control’s comprehensive pre-purchase timber pest inspection aims to detect the presence of Timber Pests, Termites, Borers, Fungal Decay and other potential issues within the boundaries of any property you’re looking to buy. We also cover all of the risk factors (aka ‘Conducive Conditions’) to termite attack.

Termite Damage, Internal Wall, External Wall, Retaining Wall

Did you know: According to NSW State Forestry research, evidence of timber pest damage and activity is encountered in 1 in every 4 homes, so it is vital that you have a professional timber pest inspection performed…before you decide to buy.

A full written report is provided to you at the completion of every termite or timber pest inspection.

Our inspections are completed in accordance with best practices and Australian Standards – AS3660.2 – Termite Inspection & AS4349.3 – Timber Pest Inspection – our reports are also to standard.

You will be able to count on the extensive local experience of RID Pest Control for your Termite Inspection because we draw upon extensive knowledge about your area… we are termite experts, we know what a termite looks like, we know how to treat termites, we understand their behaviours, ecology and have many years and 1000’s of inspections to our name! We don’t pretend to know what a termite is, we aren’t a building inspector who’s value adding for a few extra $$$ and providing a termite inspection without having the prerequisite experience in managing termites we know you need!  We’re the real deal and you’ll certainly get quality and peace of mind with RID Pest!

What’s in a Timber Pest Inspection Report?

After a comprehensive, non-invasive visual inspection of the entire premises, inside and out, we will provide you with a full and detailed written report that includes photos, advice and findings in the form of common sense recommendations, detailed observations and photo evidence… it’s all in our written report and we are always able to clarify everything in a follow up phone call to ensure any questions or concerns are completely addressed.

In the report:

    • Found Termite activity (if any);
    • Termite nests;
    • Susceptible areas;
    • Conducive conditions (areas of concern/risks)
    • Moisture problems; drainage problems & water leaks
    • Fungal decay (wood rot);
    • Suspect trees and stumps;
    • Action required and;
    • Recommendations how to resolve any issues found;
    • Assessment of risk of future infestation / termite attack;
    • Recommendations for frequency of future inspections.
    • General pest observations – was there rats in the roof, silverfish in the bedroom, mice in the kitchen? We’ll let you know!

These are just some of the items within our report.

Rest assured that a RID Pest Control inspection is 100% Australian Standards compliant and uses the latest inspection methods and technologies.

Prices for termite and timber pest inspections do vary depending on the size of the property to be inspected and the inspection options chosen.


Generally we can provide price estimates based on the size of the property when provided. We gauge the size of a property we have not seen by the amount of bedrooms and living areas – provided they’re average sized and not incredibly grand etc.

Expect to pay the following for a Pre-Purchase Timber Pest Inspection in the Ballarat region.

Single storey: around $350+ (varies based on size)

Double storey: around $380+ (varies on size)


  • Add-on full Termatrac radar inspection to all areas (add ~3 hours): +$350.00
  • Complete thermal camera inspection: +$110.00
  • Video inspection walk through with narration: +$110.00
  • Travel extra if out of Ballarat area.
  • Extras may be added for multiple outbuildings, granny flats, bungalows etc which need to be included in the scope of our inspection.
  • Building (structural) Inspection with Report – We recommend your engage a qualified building inspector and typically for the ease of access we aim to go through at the same time as your chosen building inspector – we recommend Rex & Mark Peterson – builders and inspectors. Just let us both know you’re arranging inspections and we’ll coordinate to inspect at the same time with the agent in order or minimise the fuss.

Assuming lot size is also average and not set upon anything more than a double block. Our inspections must cover all outbuildings, gardens, shedding etc and therefore these factors are considered when quoting for inspections.

The above prices are a guide only and based on an average property in the Ballarat township. We will provide you with a far more accurate quote upon contact and request for a quote. Include a link to the sales listing or address so we can quickly assess for size and give an accurate quote for our Pre Purchase Termite Inspections.

Annual Termite Inspection pricing:

Single Storey:  $220+

Double Storey: $250+

For a FREE personalised quote for your pre-purchase pest inspection or annual termite inspection please give us a call on 0414 567 977 or email us.

BUYER BEWARE: We’re experts when it comes to termites, we know what termites look like, we understand their ecology, are professionally qualified and very experienced in managing termite infestation…. and we have seen the devastation termites can cause, has your inspector?

It is our PROFESSIONAL ADVICE that you use a suitably experienced and qualified inspector for a ‘termite inspection‘ and be sure to ask any other ‘inspection company’ how many homes they’ve treated for termites or even how well they understand the habits and ecology of a termite.

Can you trust an inexperienced & possibly ‘textbook qualified‘ inspector who pretends to be the jack of all trades to give you the all clear for  what is likely to be your biggest investment?


You won’t see RID PEST CONTROL pretending to be a ‘building practitioner’ offering a structural building inspection because whilst we do hold the suitable qualifications to carry out building inspections we’ve never built a house and don’t believe we are suitably experienced to report on structural defects in accordance with Australian Standards!