Beetle

INFESTATIONS

The most common timber-destroying pests in the Western Cape are Hylotrupes bajulus (Italian Beetle), Oxypleurus nodieri (Brown House Borer) and Anobium punctatum (Common Furniture Beetle.). Selecting the appropriate treatment is dependant on correctly identifying the species.

PROPERTY RISK

Wood-destroying beetles and termites are pests that cause major structural damage to timbers in buildings. After carrying out a thorough inspection, our qualified beetle inspectors will recommend the appropriate treatments.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

The requirements for a beetle-free certificate will be determined by the beetle clause in your Deed of sale. Most mortage lenders and buyers will insist that a beetle-free certificate is issued prior to registration. This certificate must be issued by a qualified inspector who is registered with the Department of Agriculture in terms of Act 36 of 1947. Only qualified personnel may apply fumigants and pesticides

“ALL CLEAR” INSPECTION

Our inspectors will carry out a physical inspection of the accessible timbers of the property. If there is no infestation, we will issue the Clearance Certificate together with our inspection invoice. These documents are then hand-delivered to your attorney and a copy to your estate agent.

WHEN INFESTATION IS FOUND

We will issue the inspection report, recommendations for treatment, quotation and our invoice for the inspection fee. Once treatment is effected, we will hand-deliver the Clearance Certificate and invoice to your attorney and a copy to your estate agent.