Technology is a big part of many different businesses these days, so it’s no surprise that it’s making its way into the pest control market. It’s no surprise that things like infrared cameras are changing the way pest control works forever. With the use of these cameras, says Glen from Diamond Pest Control, his pest control technicians in London can locate pest infestations that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.

Here’s some more information on how infrared cameras are being used in pest control.

How Does It Work?

The process of detecting pests using an infrared camera is quite simple. The camera emits a beam of heat and light that allows objects to be seen. Pests emit a lot of heat, so can be easily seen on the camera screens. These pieces of technology are super sensitive and can spot pest problems that may have been invisible to the naked eye.

Using an infrared camera is completely non-invasive. This means that where a pest technician may have to break into a wall to find a nest, they can now use a camera instead without doing harm to the property.

5 Ways Infrared Cameras Are Used

  1. Insects – An insect nest will put out a lot of heat that can then be picked up using infrared detection. The camera will precisely pinpoint where the problem is, how big the nest is and the best way to access it for removal.
  2. Rodents – Mice, rats and squirrels love to make their nests in small, safe spaces which is why wall cavities and roof spaces are the ideal spot for them. Cameras can find London pests like rats within your walls easily without having to be too invasive.
  3. Damp – Pests love moisture and will be attracted to any areas of damp or pooled water around your home. Moisture reacts with heat so you can pick up any areas of damp with an infrared camera. This allows you to find these areas of damp so they can be eliminated, stopping the threat of further pest problems.
  4. Insulation gaps – Serious holes in your insulation can mean that pests have used it for nesting nearby or create easy access points for them to enter your home. Knowing where these gaps are using infrared cameras means you can fix the problem quickly.
  5. Higher areas – Pest technicians used to have to climb or crawl into small or high up spaces. The introduction of infrared cameras eliminates this for them, so the job is a lot safer.