The report is limited to inspection of areas that are safely accessible. This means, inaccessible areas or difficult to view regions or areas hidden from general view such as storage vessels, building equipment and plants, underground areas, structural cavities and wall cavities, have been kept out of the scope of this report.
Similarly, concealed timbers, stored items, furnishings and furniture have also been left out of the scope of this report. There may or may not be signs of pest infestation in these inaccessible areas, but the pest inspector will not inspect these areas.
There may be other kinds of insects or organisms, other than the ones described above, that destroy wood and cause decay of timber meant for building construction. A pest inspection report will not include if such wood destroying household pests or timber pests were detected/not detected.
It can be extremely tough to detect drywood termites just through a visual house inspection. Moreover, they are pretty rare in Australia.
The absence of drywood termites indicated in a Pest and Building Inspectors report should not be taken as a fool proof guarantee of their absence. However, if a pest inspector finds any sign or evidence of the presence of drywood termites, he will definitely mention it in the report.
The report will not contain any mention of biological or environmental risk evaluation that is not related to timber destroying pests. Nor will it contain any mention of safety issues or occupational health issues unrelated to wood destroying insects/organisms.
These are some of the reasons why consulting Pre purchase Property inspectors before entering in a contract is important.