Pest Arrest combines the skill of our technicians with the technology of infrared cameras to uncover hidden termite and pest activity that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Here are just a few examples of infrared home inspection results:
In the infrared image above, a termite infestation is seen in the dark, tube-like track descending vertically toward the bright white dot.
Note the large, cotton ball-shaped pattern that begins in the center of this photo and extends toward the right. This is a large nest of Formosan termites, which are visible only by infrared inspection.
In this photo we have an ordinary view of a house wall, as seen by the naked eye. No termite damage or activity is evident here. See this same wall in the next picture.
In this view of the same wall, the dark splotches and dark vertical lines indicate termite activity behind the wall itself. The infestation was confirmed via infrared termite detection and, later, visually during renovation of the house. See the next picture showing the open wall cavity.
After the wall pictured in the previous two pictures was torn out, the termite damage was plainly evident.
The white areas are actually mice tunnels surrounding a return air duct inside the walls of a child’s upstairs playroom. These tracks would go undetected in an ordinary visual inspection.
The dark area in the center of this picture resembles a termite infestation, but no termites were indicated. Further investigation showed that the anomaly was due to poorly installed insulation.