All Critters Pest Management termite inspections include thermal imaging using a Flir thermal camera. Subterranean termite nests generate heat that is detected by the thermal camera, so termite activity can be easily detected.
The camera is non-invasive and non-destructive and allows us to quickly scan for termite activity. It also means any treatment can be very precise, with minimal damage required to surrounding timbers.
With the thermal camera, our operator scans for moisture within walls. Since the nesting behaviours of termites bring large amounts of moisture into the building, the presence of moisture in an area where it is not expected is usually a sign of termite activity. The moisture absorbs temperature and gives a different reading to the surrounding areas.
Many pest control services rely on visual or audible techniques to inspect for termites and while we believe these inspections are important, we also believe that without thermal imaging you are only getting half the picture.