Do I Need Separate Firms for Building and Timber Pest Inspections?

Others will tell you that it is important to have different inspectors. Actually you'll get a higher quality inspection if the same individual conducts both inspections especially if their primary focus is not to sell you a termite treatment.

An expert timber pest inspector not only needs specific qualifications in termite management and control, but must also have extensive knowledge of construction methods specifically designed to deter termites, the susceptibility of various timber products to timber pests, and knowledge of where man-made tunnels are likely to exist in building structures for successful detection of termite activity. Many pest controllers simply don't have this knowledge.