Managing the risk of termite damage to your building

Buildings in South Australia are susceptible to termites and may require protection against the risk of termite attack.

New buildings

The Building Code of Australia prescribes when a termite management system is required for a new building. Where a management system is required, there are various types of acceptable systems and prescribed installation and maintenance requirements.

Existing buildings

A termite management system should be maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. Generally there will be a notice permanently fixed to building in a prominent location that indicates the type of system in place and the recommendations for maintenance.

The local council may be able provide details of the termite management system approved as part of the development approval for the building.

To determine if termite activity is present, engage a pest controller to conduct an inspection of the property and where necessary, undertake the appropriate course of action.

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