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.
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!
● a moisture meter. We use the Tramex Moisture Meter, Moisture Encounter Plus.
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.
● 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
- Moisture meter
- Digital cameras
- Termite donger or long handled screwdriver
- A sharp knife
- A sturdy ladder
- Thermal camera
- Termatrac tracking device
- Measuring tape
- An accurate compass
- A magnifying glass
- Tweezers specimen jar