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Meth Testing – What it is and why you need it

“Experts reveal that a staggering 1 in 10 Tasmanian properties may contain methamphetamine residue.”

Screening properties is a normal practice interstate, and soon will be the same for Tasmania, as a growing number of buyers and landlords are going beyond the scope of the usual Pre-Purchase inspection and including drug sampling and screening as well.

Meth labs in Tasmania are on the rise, as it requires little knowledge to “cook” meth. In homes that have been used as meth labs or where there has been heavy ice use, the chemical residue can ‘stick’ to surfaces such as walls, floors and furniture, and remain there – for years.

“Illicit drug residues are not visible and often there is no chemical odour or smell”

The potential health effects from living in a contaminate property depend on a few factors:

  • What chemicals were used
  • How long a person is exposed
  • The health condition of the person being exposed
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Scorpion Pest Management Meth testing service comprises of three phases. Instant, Composite and individual testing.

Phase 1 – Instant Testing

Complete inspection of entire property & proceed with residue swab testing using instant tests. If any of the swabs show a positive reading, we will recommend proceeding to phase 2 of testing.

Phase 2 – Individual Testing

Individual testing will determine exactly what room/area is affected and what levels of meth you are dealing with so that you can proceed with the decontamination process.

Phase 3 – Post Remediation Testing

This phase is conducted after the property has gone through the decontamination process to confirm the levels are now negative.

For more information please visit Meth Testing. To have you home tested for contamination call us on 62685397 or alternatively send us an email

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