The Termatrac T3i is an Australian invented tool specifically designed to help detect termites before they become visible, the termatrac has three features Radar, Moisture metre and Thermal laser.

  • Radar -  when set to Raider auction the t3i( termatrac) it's a microwave radar that is able to penetrate some building material like timber, tile, plasterboard and some others. The rain I will send a signal that is Bluetooth back to our phone if movement is detected behind the area scanned there for giving us a reason to recommend a more invasive inspection oh. Will use this feature a lot particularly when we get an indication by are termite detection dog to give us some backup of a possible termite indication. You should understand that the right I will not penetrate through foil ( sarking)  or steal the t3i has to be put where the activity is for it to detect movement if not placed in the right location nothing will be detected.
  • Moisture metre- When set to this setting it works much the same as most Tramex moisture meters which most pest controllers have, but Termatrac have incorporated it into one tool. As termites can create mudding behind walls and humidity in timbers moisture can be emitted which can be detected if placed in the right areas. We tend to use this feature when our thermal camera has detected an anomaly to verify that there is a moisture problem.
  • Thermal laser-  this feature gives us a pin Point temperature of a spot where we can work out if there are any variations created by termites or moisture. We're not use this feature as we have a thermal camera which can give us over 78000 measuring points in a screen compared to one with the T3i.

A termatrac is a very important tool in our industry what doing termite inspections is very important for an expected to have if you're looking at having a termite inspection or timber pest inspection done on a concrete slab home where termite entry points are usually covered by concrete paths, lawn or gardens therefore making an inspection less accurate. The new Australian Standards that have just been written in December 2017 now recommend the use of a termatrac or radar machine.

Why should you use a termatrac on a termite inspection?

The termatrac is the most effective mechanical tool to try and indicate on the possibility of active termites within a house prior to doing an invasive inspection.  the termatrac may not be as necessary on an inspection with a house that has an I fully accessible sub floor as visual evidence should usually be detected. however on a concrete slab home and inspection carried out without a termatrac may only be 20 to 30% accurate and if a termatrac is used correctly you could double your chances of detecting termites before they become visually evident.

You should understand that a Termatrac is one tool, it is a combination of tools that makes up a termite inspection and a qualified experienced inspector that will give you your best results in trying to detect termites.

If you would like more information on our termite inspections and using the Termatrac in your inspection please contact us.

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