Termite Inspections

Benefits and Details

Termites can be attacking and eating your house long before the damage is visible. So it's vital to call in the experts who can see what you can't. JM Pest Management uses thermal imaging and the new termatrac technology for all termite inspections in Brisbane, Tamborine, Beaudesert, Jimboomba and Logan. We also tap all internal timbers and run a moisture scan to all internal walls to ensure a thorough termite inspection in and around your home.

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To ensure your investment is sound, book a thorough and professional termite and pest inspection with JM Pest Management today.

Thermal Imaging

termite inspections brisbane - thermal imaging equipmentHanging out in the walls of your home is what termites do best, especially in Brisbane and the surrounding suburbs. This makes it very hard for you to know they're there until it's too late. Our brand new thermal imaging camera (the Bugeye), lets us see where you can't! Using precision optics, the camera provides clear and focused images of the termite activity in your walls by detecting changes in temperature and moisture. The Bugeye is the latest technology in termite detection and inspection that is used with other detection methods to provide a thorough termite inspection.

Termatrac T3i Technology

 

termatrac termite inspection technology

 

 

Invented and developed in Australia, Termatrac uses technology similar to radar to detect termites through timber, plaster board, brick or masonry. Termatrac is a non-invasive inspection tool that picks up movement in the walls, making it an essential tool during termite inspections in which there are no visible signs of active termites.

Termite inspections - The old fashioned way

As well as using the latest technology for our termite inspections, we also use the old fashioned methods of finding termites in and around your home. A visual termite inspection outside of timber structures, trees and gardens helps us to spot signs of timber pests, such as termites, and conditions conducive to timber termite attack, such as leaking plumbing, poor drainage and ground heights around the weep holes. On the inside we test the soundness of timbers in skirting boards, door and window frames using the "tap" test, lifting carpets where applicable, and use a moisture scan on internal walls.

How the new T3I Works

 

The Termatrac T3i incorporates a Moisture Sensor and a Remote Thermal Sensor with laser guide to enable the operator to easily detect Termite Risk Areas. Once a Termite Risk Area is identified, a Termite Detection Radar built into the device is then used to detect and confirm actual presence of termites and track the locations of nests, leads, and entry points.

 

Nearly all pests, termites and other common wood destroying organisms need moisture and high humidity to survive and multiply, thus they will seek such locations to inhabit. The Moisture Sensor function built into the Termatrac T3i enables the operator to easily identify areas of excess moisture as a possible risk area for termites. All the operator needs to do is scan the surface area (such as a wall) with the T3i, which will present a moisture reading on the PDA device enabling the identification of Termite Risk Areas.

 

Additionally, congregations of termites will generate heat and humidity. The Remote Thermal Sensor with Laser Guide built into the T3i hand held unit detects termite risk areas by identifying areas of increased heat and humidity in building structures. The operator just stands back and scans the building structure by pointing the hand-held T3i unit at the relevant building structures, of which the temperature readings on the PDA device will allow the operator to determine high risk areas.

 

Upon identifying a termite risk area using the Moisture Sensor and/or Thermal Sensor, the operator then presses one button on the T3i to switch over to Radar mode. The operator places the T3i unit against the suspect surface area for the Termite Detection Radar to detect the movement of termites. A bar graph on the PDA will display the detection and activity level of any termites present.

 

Once a positive reading with the Termite Detection Radar has been established, termite activity can be tracked to locate entry points and nests. The tracking procedure on the Termatrac Termite Detection Radar shows the Technician the extent of the activity and the direction from which the termites travelled to get to a particular point. Not only will this method enable the trained Technician to locate internal termite nests, the trained operator will be able to follow termite leads to locate the entry point of termite infestation. The Technician will then be well on the way to establishing where the main nest is outside the building.

What does an annual termite inspection involve?

The process involved in an annual termite inspection is the same as a pre-purchase termite inspection. While termites are more active in the warmer months, a termite inspection is effective at any time of year.


If termites are found?

We will try to locate the entry point and the termite nest via an external inspection. If this is not possible, you will be advised that an invasive inspection may be required. After the entry point is located and any nests are found we will determine the most cost effective way to eradicate the active termites. This may include a termite management system install or it can be as simple as removing an item that is concealing termite entry. We will supply a full Subterranean Termite Management Proposal and Agreement that is a requirement by Australian Standards.


What does an invasive termite inspection involve?

An invasive termite inspection is usually performed to determine the extent of an infestation and to locate the entry point and nest. This may require removal of wall linings or a boroscope camera can be inserted into a small hole in the wall. This may also require the drilling of any suspect trees. The majority of the termite species are subterranean and finding the exact location of the nest is not always possible.

Contact us to arrange a termite inspection today.