Timber in service as structural components of a building can be damaged by timber pests (Timber pests are Fungal Decay and that group of insects that damage timber in services such as Wood Boreing Beetles and Termites. Timber Pests do not include insects that do not damage timber in services). The damage can range from minor localised damage to major damage which can affect the integrity of the building and may result in dangerous situations.
identify damages associated with timber pests such as fungal decay and termite activity in all the readily accessible and visible structural timber elements of the building. The location of the defect, its severity and recommendations are provided in the Inspection Report. The type of pest and recommendations for pest management are also covered.
The Timber Pests are: