Termite inspection Tools
At Bugs Or Us Pest Control we have more equipment available to us than your average pest controller, this will ensure you can have the best job possible.
While most pest or termite inspectors will go and tap around a wall and use a moisture meter, Bugs or Us Pest Control likes to give their customers more reassurance.
We can use our Termite Detection Dog, a Thermal Camera or our Termatrac in your termite inspection
Termite Detection Dog
Why use a termite detection dog
A trained termite detection dog can be 98% accurate compared to a trained pest inspector doing a visual inspection only being about 40% accurate.
You may wonder why there is such a difference. It is because a majority of houses have termite entry points that are not visible, we also cannot see through walls and when you get in the roof it is a very restricted for space with a lot of obstructions like air condition ducting and insulation that may cover a lot of the areas we need to inspect, yet our dog can smell them through the walls of the house and tell us about what we cannot see.
Our termite detection dog was trained the same way as Police and Customs dogs except that they are taught to detect the scent of live termites rather than the scent of an illicit substance or food.
We use our Termite Detection Dog on the house internal during an inspection, if the dog picks up the odour of termites it will then try and locate the areas where the scent is the strongest and give a
We use a Testo 882 thermal camera. This camera is very high quality and has a resolution of 320 x 240. This resolution is very important as it gives us 76,800 measuring points per view to make an informed decision on your house. Please note that not all Thermal cameras are the same the lower the resolution the poorer the picture quality and sensitivity of thermal images. A thermal camera can be better than a moisture meter as it gives us the ability to check the whole visible wall and ceiling where someone using a moisture meter only checks where they put the tool.
We have the Termatrac T3i this machine has a built in moisture meter, thermal laser and what it is most known for is it’s microwave sensor. The termatrac has the ability to emit a microwave ( not your cooking machine ) through various building materials, if any
movement is detected by the microwave it will indicate this to the operator. This tool is very good as we can use it try to detect termites without doing an invasive inspection. We believe that if your house is on a concrete slab this tool is your bare minimum tool required to do an inspection.
All our termite and timber pest inspections do still require the inspector to check the property to the Australian Standards applicable to each inspection a Termatrac, thermal camera and termite detection dog are all tools to try and provide me and you with a more accurate inspection.