Technology That Helps Termite Detection

In Australia, one of the most damaging pests inside a homes and buildings is termites. Repair could reach up to millions of dollars annually and the bad news is that household insurance does not cover these costs. This is why it is recommended to conduct termite inspections in Sydney every year to make sure your house is free of termites.

There is a common misconception among Australians that are using the term white ants for termites when actually they are not the same. Termites do not belong to the family of ant. According to the Australian Standard AS3660, termite inspection should be done a minimum of once a year. This includes properties equipped with termite protection system because oftentimes these systems will only make termite detection easy but these will not stop the termites from causing damage.

There many innovative equipment used for termite detection such as the Termatrac T3i. How does this work? First of all, the device is recognized as the most advanced when it comes to termite detection and tracking of existing termites. The equipment is non-invasive because it makes use of radar signals that can penetrate plaster, brick, timber, masonry and almost any kind of building material. The radar signal will confirm of there are termites behind the walls. It can monitor the activities of the termites, find the precise locations of termite nests and help reveal the entry points as well as mud tunnels used by the termites in transit.

With the help of a handheld monitor, the clients will be able to see first-hand the activities of the pests inside of their walls. The radar technology is incorporated with moisture sensors and thermal sensors. The data gathered by the Termatrac T3i is sent to the handheld device to be interpreted before sending to the client.

There are also other gadgets that help in termite inspections in Sydney such as sounding which is used to determine the wood’s integrity, thermal imaging which monitors thermal variations, listening equipment which helps locate termite movement, Borescope which is an invasive technology that can take images of the active termites living under timber and moisture meters.