When our Inspectors find active termites they endeavour to identify the species of termite as differing species behave differently. They also endeavour to source the entry points to the house and document the extent and severity of damage to the property without disturbing the termites. Our Inspector will also document evidence of previous termite management. If you are the buyer, you can then decide whether to continue with your purchase, perhaps negotiating termite management and damage repair.
Or you may decide to cancel your contract. As the seller, you may decide to rectify and/or renegotiate your contract. Regardless, the active termites should be left undisturbed in place and a licensed Timber Pest Manager consulted to treat them according to a Management Plan. Why don’t we treat them? That would compromise the independence of our inspections and the value of our reports to you.