Comprehensive termite inspections
Termite Inspections with Thermal Imaging
Experienced inspectors are our best tool for your termite inspection
Did you know, before you see termites in your home, you will probably hear the termites working away in your home, and if you have been around termites, like our termite inspectors have, you will get to know the distinct smell of termites. So, yes, you can also smell termites, and that’s why dogs can locate termites. A good termite inspector will know where to look, what to look for, and what to do if he has found termites (white ants) in your home. He’s also the best person to advise you on prevention methods.
What makes a great termite inspector?
A great termite inspection starts with a termite technician who has a keen eye and sound knowledge of termite habits. Technology is great, but it has to be used correctly. You cannot beat the experience and professionalism of our team of trained and certified termite inspectors. Every inspection starts with a thorough visual termite inspection inside and outside your home. Inside, we will use a timber knocker, thermal imaging camera and a moisture meter to detect any termite activity. A good termite inspector will know what he has found and can recommend the treatments and protection plans for your home.
Every termite inspection we do will includes the use of a thermal imaging camera
Results Termite and Pest Control Services are one of the leaders for using the latest technology and techniques. We are one of the few termite companies who back all our visual inspections with the use of a thermal camera. This is part of our standard inspection service and there is no additional charge for this service. The thermal camera can detect termite activity hidden within walls or bathroom tiles, which a normal inspection will not detect. So, if there is an area in your home that may be harbouring termites, we will use the thermal camera to confirm their presence – then we get to work to eradicate the termites.
Across the thermal imaging pictures, you can see the large temperature difference.
A thermal can detect what the eye can not see.
The bright pink in this image indicates where the termites are hiding
Why does my inspector use a golf club when doing a Termite Inspection?
Good termite inspections include checking timbers by using a timber inspection tool that produces a change in tone when termite damaged timbers are tested. This tool is typically known as a dongle but is also referred to as a sounder, tapper, knocker or probe, but for most homeowners, it just looks like a golf club.
Termite moisture meter for termite detection
Moisture content in the timbers of your home that exceeds 15-20% not only can contribute to wood rot and mould build-up, but can help make your home more attractive to termites. Termites require moist, humid conditions for survival and always create a moist environment to work and feed in. A moisture meter allows our termite inspectors to check high-risk areas of your home for the presence of moisture that may indicate a termite infestation. As its name suggests, a moisture meter is used to detect moisture levels in internal walls and floors. A higher moisture level than normal can be a good indicator of termite activity. The meter also helps our inspectors find leaks in walls, roofs, and plumbing which could encourage termite activity.
When we might need to use a borescope during a termite inspection
The termite inspection carried out on your home is to the Australian Standard 3660.2. Sometimes it is necessary to carry out an invasive inspection. If we suspect termites have entered your home, but can see no activity, we may ask your permission to do an invasive inspection using a borerscope or to remove timbers. This action will not be carried out without your permission.
Our after-care service makes our termite inspection services special
After the termite inspection, you will receive a termite report. We will follow-up with a call to answer any questions. We will also explain each finding and any recommendations on the report, so you have a thorough understanding of what the termite technician found and why he made the recommendations in your report.
How to contact us
At Results Termite and Pest Control Services, we are committed to providing you service that goes beyond all the requirements set out in the Australian Standards 3660.2.2000. To schedule your termite inspection or find out more about our full termite services, call our office today at tel: 07 3823 2500 and talk to one of our friendly staff or just send us a request for a quick quote by email and we will reply promptly to your request.