How Do Thermal Cameras Work to Detect Termites?
Termites are cold-blooded, however they generate heat when the bacteria in their gut breaks down and digests cellulose which is the main component of wood.
A thermal camera will pick up images of heat generation in walls, floors and or ceilings where there should be no heat. If a heat signature is found in your home caused by termites the image can be stored in the memory, to be viewed later as a permanent record of what the inspection found. This is extremely useful after treatment to ensure all the termites have been eradicated.
We include follow-up inspections using the thermal cameras as part of every termite treatment which ensures the termites have been eradicated. As a general rule we recommend all properties in termite prone areas undergo an annual inspection, especially in the warmer months.
The advantages of a Thermal camera inspection include:
- Rapid, effective termite scanning
- Non-destructive detection method
- Scans all areas in your home including walls, floors, ceilings, sheds and outdoor areas
- Environmentally friendly
- No radiation or chemicals used
- No damage to the building
- Quick and immediate information on the location and extent of the termite infestation
- Accurately locates where to apply chemicals for the best effect
- Thermal images provide evidence and proof of infestation which is useful for later reference.