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Termite Inspection Tools

Recommended Termite Inspection Tools and Equipment
The tools and equipment listed below for visual termite inspections, PPI’s (Pre-Purchase Inspections) – or more correctly within the pest inspection industry PPPI’s (Pre-Purchase Pest Inspections) which are commonly known as pest reports.

Also termite inspections provided by licensed and accredited termite inspectors require these tools to perform regular inspections after purchase and especially after termite treatments and protection from subterranean termites.

What equipment is used for termite inspections?

The National Standard within the “Code Of Practice” laid out for the purpose of termite management in Australia may include but are not limited to;

● a powerful torch. We use extremely powerful torches from 470 lumens up to a massive 4000 lumens!

Tech Lite Torch InspectingTech Lite 4000 Lumen Torch

● a moisture meter. We use the Tramex Moisture Meter, Moisture Encounter Plus.

Tramex Moisture Meter

It’s non-destructive for detecting moisture which termites require in most Australian building materials. It reads moisture content in drywall (or plaster) walls, ceilings and other timber materials and floors.

It is a pinless moisture meter without any requirement for pins to damage the surface.

This handy moisture reader detects moisture which could indicate termites through a wide variety of building materials.

● digital cameras. We have the latest Android Samsung Galaxy phones which have up to 200MP.

● long handled probe (donger) or screwdriver. We have always had the best termite dongers available for all of our termite inspections and pest reports.

Golf Grip Professional Termite Donger

Professional Termite Donger

●  a sharp knife to open up timber splinters to dust or foam termite activity.
● a sturdy ladder which is a minimum of 2.1 metres opening up to around 3.6 metres.

We also carry optional gear such as:
● Measuring tape

● an accurate compass to determine the correct orientation of buildings.
● a magnifying glass of x 10 magnification.
● tweezers to pick out termites or other insects and a specimen jar to place them.

and binoculars to sight areas on high roofs.

The results of all standard visual and thermal termite inspections must be recorded within a written report.

This will include as minimum requirements:
● the detection or not of termites;
● identification of  any conducive conditions.
● any damage to timbers identified during such inspection.

Termatrac Tracking Device

The T3i is also used for termite inspections in Australia. Its a 3-in-1 advanced termite tracking system.

We tested it for a few years when it first came out. It was a great termite tracking tool, but found that a few things were lacking.

False readings were evident, especially when metal was unintentionally read or movement by plants waving in the background, past the wall being examined.

Traditional intrusive methods of breaking open & damaging your home in the hope of trying to find termite activity/damage is unfortunately sometimes necessary.


A Remote Thermal Indicator along with Laser beam diagnose possible termite entry locations by way of temperature differentials;


2. A Moisture Meter in order to recognize moisture content ranges favourable to termites.
Termites require high moisture in order to survive as well as increase in numbers, therefore they’ll look for the places of greater dampness to thrive & further expand their colonies;


3. A Termite Detection Radar to precisely diagnose as well as verify the existence of termites


We now carry advanced technology Thermal Imaging Cameras


Compulsory Termite Inspection Tools

  1. Torch
  2. Moisture meter
  3. Digital cameras
  4. Termite donger or long handled screwdriver
  5. A sharp knife
  6. A sturdy ladder

Optional Gear

    1. Thermal camera
    2. Termatrac tracking device
    3. Measuring tape
    4. An accurate compass
    5. A magnifying glass
    6. Tweezers specimen jar
    7. Binoculars

A1 Pest Control Technician Using Binoculars
Termite Inspection of Trees in Reserve Using Binoculars

"We first used A1 Pest Control a few years ago when we noticed a few termites under a wine barrell in the rear yard of our home. We asked A1 Pest Control Sydney to pay us a visit to have a thorough termite inspection of our home. Bruce and his crew were on time, and very well presented. They explained how they would get rid of the termite infestation using a low toxic method and how their Thermal cameras worked, It worked very well and now we can sleep at night!"
Gary and Carol Harman
"We have been using Bruce form A1 Pest Control for over 4 years now. We bought our new house on the Hills Area, and moved in. our neighbours had problem with rodents and spiders so they are using A1 next door. I asked them if they could come over and treat our house too, as i didn't want to chase pest around our home. The service was not only effective, but carried out without any smelly fumes that we have experienced in our last house. They solved problem next door and I haven't seen a bug since."
Melissa Topper
"A1 Pest Control exterminators where great! I'm very happy to say that they solved a bed bug problem that I had after we had visitors from overseas visit us. I would recommend A1 Pest Control to anyone needing a safe and effective treatment of bed bugs"
Amanda Wu
"Bruce solved our commercial pest control problem in Castle Hill. Cockroaches were throughout our factory and they were completely gone after two visits from his exterminators. Just seeing one cockroach can lose us clients. I know now everyhing is ok, and our reputation is intact"
Raj Beri, Europa International
"Bruce from A1 Help us get rid of a bad spider infestation that have been troubling us for a while. It was done with low toxic spray and his crew even game me some cockroach and ant baits to get rid of them. I have recommended A1 to all my friends and family"
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