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“The sound of termites can be hard to distinguish but knowing what it sounds like is a great way of keeping tabs on your own home and sneaky termites. It’s a treatment we’re happy to do and doesn’t take too long so contact us for an appointment at your earliest convenience!”

Buying a New Home and Needing Peace of Mind That it Hasn’t Problems?


Discover how to have complete peace of mind or make great buying decisions for your next home by discussing this topic with your Sydney real estate agent, conveyancing expert or by calling us now on

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Short Video Explaining The Benefits 

Fluke TiR32 Cameras

Fluke thermal imagers (sometimes referred to as infrared imagers, thermal cameras or infrared cameras) capture fully radiometric infrared images using patent-pending IR-Fusion® technology. When combined with using Termatrac termite tools, it is the most reliable tool for detecting termites by far in our industry. Instead of vague guess-work and reports, this device will give you visual proof of termite activity or peace of mind when it gives the “all clear”.


Thermal imaging is often referred to as the first defence in termite inspection, predictive maintenance, preventative maintenance program or a building restoration or remediation project.

Superior image quality

Delivers the clear, crisp images needed to find problems fast with its 320×240 sensor.

Identify even the smallest temperature differences that could indicate problems with industry-leading thermal sensitivity (NETD).
Automatic alignment (parallax correction) of visual and infrared images with Fluke patented IR-Fusion®
Optional telephoto and wide angle lenses available for added versatility and special applications. (easily installable in the field)

Easy to use

Field replaceable batteries give you maximum flexibility no matter where your work takes you.

Intuitive, three-button menu is easy to use—simply navigate with the push of a thumb.
No need to carry pen and paper—record findings by speaking into the imager. Voice annotations can be recorded with every image you take. Voice comments are saved along with individual images for future reference.
One-handed focus capability, emissivity correction, reflected background temperature compensation, and transmission correction increase the accuracy of measurements in most situations.
Adjustable hand strap for left-or right-handed use.
Everything needed to get started is included.


Optimized for field use in challenging work environments.;

Engineered and tested to withstand a 2 m (6.5 ft) drop for the ultimate peace of mind – When was the last time you dropped a tool or piece of equipment?

Withstands dust and water—tested to an IP54 rating.

Call or email us today on 0417 251 911 for a free, no obligation quote. We are not only reasonable with our pricing, we can provide concise reporting fast!

We can fine tune the thermal readings with an Australian  white ant tracking tool called “Termatrac” This is the best tool that easily tracks termites, their moisture & heat.

What’s the Advantages?

A thermal termite inspection will go one step further than your current standard termite inspection. Regrettably, it’s not always feasible to identify termites via a mere visual inspection in the site.

Accurate reports on termite activity are crucial regardless if you are considering purchasing a brand new home or simply looking after your current property.

Thermal termite inspections differ from a visual inspection simply because it provides the inspector a chance to go to a termite dilemma prior to the indicators grow to be noticeable to the human eye alone.

Although, the standard termite inspection will cost less, it’s not always appropriate in the beginning levels of a termite colony. Usually, it’s nearly in the phase where the average Joe can tell they’ve harmful termites, therefore there actually isn’t a requirement to have an inspection done at all.

Taking advantage of a thermal evaluation has much more advantages that out weigh the price. As an example the simple concept of the thermal imaging having the ability to identify the main locations or even the nest of the termites is fantastic for home owners.

Using the thermal camera inspection the inspector will be able to determine the actual location of the termites. This on it’s own can save you a large amount of cash.

Considering the probable harm a colony of termites are capable of doing to a property, the figures could add up substantially over time. Investing a bit more at the start to find the termites and also eradicate all of them before they’re able to produce much damage is actually likely to end up saving you a bunch of money in the long term.

Another advantage is the benefit of there being no need to bring about any damage to the area to search for the termites.

The majority of inspections with termite damage will need an intrusive evaluation, that may call for a part or a number of parts of the house being cut open. Thermal imaging doesn’t ever need any locations of the property to be damaged to be able to assess the dwelling. It’s all carried out with the thermal camera, which registers the heat radiated via the termites.

Benefiting from a thermal termite inspection can be the best option for home owners and the ones considering become a home owner.

The expenses with regard to this kind of inspection turns out to be definitely worth it in the event that you can manage the issue prior to it gets spinning out of control and results in a large amount of damage.

Invest a bit more in order to save a lot more. You will be saving money or even yourself from head aches, worry and stress. Thermal termite inspections are the ideal solution, and take the guesswork out the equation when you need the most accurate termite inspections.

 Why Risk Inferior Building & Pest Inspections?

If you are considering a purchase of a property worth $500,000 or more, you will want experts using the best inspection tools in the market to help you make appropriate buying decisions.


Pre-purchase Building and Pest inspections are a recommended requirement for purchasing homes in Sydney, as they may uncover costly building faults and such timber-destroying pests as Termites(White Ants) Borers and Timber Decay.


One in three homes in Sydney will become attacked by termites according to the CSRIO, which has caused millions of dollars of damage.

Not even steel framed house are safe!


All homes in Sydney contain timber door frames, furniture, trimmings, etc in their construction and are at HIGH RISK of termite attack.



Termites, Wood Rot and Borers may weaken roof frames, walls, floors, decks, stairs, and timber retaining walls. Moisture, insulation and leaking problems exist in a surprising amount of homes.

When purchasing a property, no-one wants “troubles further down the road”.

All building inspections are carried out by an accredited building consultant and experienced licensed termite pest experts utilizing the latest Top of the Range Thermographic and Radar equipment.

If you would like to organise an inspection with one of our experienced property inspectors, simply give us a call today

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Remember, our services could stop you making the biggest financial mistake of your life – I know that you’ll agree that it’s a very small price to pay for your peace of mind.



According to the Australian Standard 3660, you must have at least annual pest inspections to reduce the risk of termite damage.

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It’s surprising how many people don’t think about getting a pre-purchase building inspection or even contemplate forgoing one for the sake of saving a few hundred dollars.


Others wrongly believe skimping on a building report will speed up the buying process, don’t be caught out and neglect to order these essential services!.

Our Inspection Tools include:



We take high quality digital photos of termites and termite damage, especially in difficult access areas such as subfloors and roofs


We use high quality ultra bright LED torches to ensure proper visibility and accuracy when inspecting roof voids, sub-floors and areas with low natural lighting.



The latest Top-of-the-Range FLUKE Thermal Imaging Cameras, valued at over $18,000 can tell you if termites are active or not currently infesting buildings.



A1 Pest inspection experts show how fine tuning the thermal inspection is extremely effective using the awesome capabilities of the Termatrac T3i.



This hi tech instrument uses 3 methods of detection:


1. Infra-red heat sensors which may pick up termites’ heat

2. Radar which picks up movement – termites never stop moving, working 24 hours a day

3. Moisture – Termites need moisture to keep the colony alive and to aid travelling through timbers.

Don’t wait until it’s too late or be absolutely sure that your next home isn’t at risk of expensive termite damage!

Contact us TODAY on 0417 251 911 or email for further information.

P.S. These new detection tools cost us over $25,000 but they are the very best inspection tools in the pest industry, and I consider them to be a terrific “peace-of-mind” equipment for our company and your home.

Sydney Homes at Risk

A white ant inspection in Sydney is something most homeowners endeavour to do on a very regular basis. Some of these people will arrange their annual inspections, others at a high risk of attack may have twice yearly termite inspections.

Lots of home-owners will just simply forget, or even decide not to have one at all. If you’re considering arranging a timber pest inspection, why not learn a little more about the methods before you book it in?

Why you need to have a comprehensive report

“I can tell you that a termite inspection is one of the most important procedures you can treat your home to. It keeps you on top of any termites thinking of sneaking in and saves you the cost of repairing extensive termite induced damage through regular inspections.” – Bruce Gow


Termites are prevalent today in most areas of Sydney. It is well know that the amount of timber damage which they may cause to an average home in just a matter of months is quite amazing. Regular competent inspections are really vital for any home owners that don’t want to be faced with a huge repair bill. An expert evaluation of  your home can help by detecting the presence of termites as early as possible.

When you’re buying a home, a pre-purchase inspection is a very wise idea – it could save you purchasing a home that has thousands of dollars worth of damage that wasn’t visible at an open home!

So what’s involved?

Locating subterranean termites within your home isn’t so easy.  Only employ an expert with the best equipment. Termites are very cunning about what they eat and where they eat it. They’ll sneakily crawl inside their hidden mud tunnels and eat wholly inside the timber, leaving just the exterior like it’s intact. A qualified timber pest inspector needs to thoroughly examine a home including the roof void, sub floor, the exterior of the dwelling, and the grounds.

A report should contain information about active termites and any visible damage at the time, identify the species, and provide information on white ant protection and prevention. If some areas were inaccessible, the report should specify the areas that were not inspected or obstructed.

The cost of a visual inspection is usually around $200-$350. Thermal Imaging pest reports are a couple of hundred dollars extra. The financial consequences of not having a report at all can be significantly higher – in the thousands – if your home becomes infested.

Another very important reason to arrange something a regular basis is that this type of damage is not covered by your home insurance policy.

Inspection Agreements

An inspection agreement shall be entered into before the inspection is carried out. The inspection agreement shall include defined purpose, scope and acceptance criteria, in accordance with this Section. Where necessary for clarification, details from section 3 and 4 shall be included in the agreement.

Any changes to the purpose, scope or acceptance criteria shall be agreed by all parties at the appropriate time.

Where the client or other interested party requires assessment of the structure of the property only, the inspection shall be in accordance with Appendix A. Such inspection shall be agreed prior to the inspection and clearly specified in the inspection report.

NOTE: The inspection agreement should be in writing and signed by all parties to the agreement. It is acceptable to our insurers if you obtain acknowledgment by email or through your website.

If you need to arrange an expert opinion, or a Thermal Imaging pest report, call a qualified timber pest expert.  Call Bruce on 0417 251 911 if you have a problem with termites, or a home that needs to be inspected or just send him a message.

If you wanted to know more about what Termites Sound like, check out another one of our informative videos here Termite Sounds.
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"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"
Carmel Thomas
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