For efficient detection of termite activities and other pest infestations on your property, Termex Pest Management uses a superior approach and the latest technologies. Over the past years, one of the most-used equipment in the pest control industry are thermal imaging cameras.
Many companies have claimed that thermal imaging cameras alone can provide accurate findings during termite inspections, however, thermal imaging technology works best when used together with other techniques.
What You Need to Know About Thermal Imaging Technology
The thermal imaging device uses infrared technology for detecting moisture and temperature variances in sheeting. It can track moisture in walls, floor and roof, as well as leaking fixtures and plumbing equipment such as showers and pipes. On the camera screen, you will the heat and moisture variations as indicated by a lighter colour.
Thermal imaging cameras are non-invasive tools and are widely used to inspect areas that are not readily accessible. However, contrary to what many believe, these cameras are actually unable to see into walls and other surfaces. They simply track changes in temperature and indicate whether an area is warmer or contains moisture.
How Thermal Imaging Cameras Help Detect Pests
Although the use of thermal imaging cameras by itself cannot exactly determine whether or not an infestation is present, the moisture and temperature levels can be used to identify locations that are at risk of infestations.
Pests, most especially termites, require moisture for survival. Colonies of termites are usually damp, so when the thermal imaging camera scans a location that has higher moisture levels, it could be a sign of termite activity, and further investigation can be undertaken.
This is why thermal imaging device is still an important and useful strategy, since it allows the technicians to track potential signs of termites.
How Thermal Imaging Surveys Are Done the Termex Way
While we regularly use thermal imaging devices when conducting termite inspections, our team does not solely depend on this method. Thermal imaging cameras are a great addition for increasing the accuracy of pest inspections, but we know that this cannot replace the knowledge and expertise of skilled termite inspectors.
To provide our clients with better results, Termex Pest Management makes use of other technologies for verifying the findings of our inspection. We have a team of experienced technicians who will excellently handle these inspections and provide you with the best recommendations for eradicating infestations and avoiding pests from invading your property.