What is Thermal Imaging?
Thermal Imaging uses a special infrared camera to accurately detect termite activity (Heat transfer) behind walls and other surfaces without the need to remove large sections of wall cladding. Such ‘hidden’ termite activity may have otherwise remained undetected during a normal visual termite inspection.
How does Thermal Imaging work?
Thermal imaging detects differentials in heat energy. The Thermal Imaging camera creates an image based on thermal energy rather than light. The resulting image looks somewhat like an x-ray with warmer areas appearing different than cooler areas.
Because termites require a warm, humid environment in which to work, a concentration of termite activity or nesting can generate heat, which the Thermal Imaging infrared camera can detect. Often Thermal Imaging will also reveal inactive termite nests because the mud packing will appear cooler than the surrounding wall.