Physically checking every available timber inside the structure. You will hear your PestMen technician tapping and testing any exposed timber for timber pest damage.
Tramex Moisture Meter
We use a tramex moisture meter to check the moisture content of every wall inside your home paying particular attention to behind wet areas like shower recesses, around windows and doors. Moisture inside a structure causes wood decay inside the walls. Wood decay and moisture is highly attractive to termites.
Moisture detection is an essential part of every timber pest inspection.
Termatrac Radar Detection Device
The Termatrac radar sensor releases high frequency low microwave emissions to penetrate walls inside the structure. The waveforms can penetrate most building materials and detect any difference in the reflected waveform. These differences come about from interference caused by movement which are then displayed on T3i Operate screen. This allows PestMen Technicians to locate and track termite activity and other pest activity inside walls.
Thermal imaging is a handy tool PestMen use to detect moisture issues and termite problems. Areas with high moisture content are cooler and areas with termite nests are warmer.
Thermal imaging is a good way to see what could be happening inside wall cavities and ceilings.
A powerful torch is an obvious tool but it’s very important to see clearly in dark place like subfloors beneath homes and in roof void.
Termites enjoy damp dark conditions so a powerful torch comes in very handy.
A sharp knife is an essential tool when it comes to pest inspections for prising open termite workings and inspecting wood decay. A sharp knife is needed to perform a splinter test.
This is an invasive form of inspection by prising a long splinter of the wood to determine the extent of damage the wood decay is causing or has caused.
Sometimes PestMen will take a sample of termite infestation for identification and customer education. When determining the species or genus of a termite infestation the technician will do so by examining the soldier termite. Soldiers are recognizable by their pair shaped heads and mandibles (jaws).