When someone is planning to buy a new property, it is important to make sure that everything has been checked thoroughly thus process such as termite inspection in Sydney are conducted for mitigating risks. If property owners neglect this process and were not able to inspect the house thoroughly, they might be in for a big surprise as they spend thousands of dollars in repairing damages inflicted by the pests.
There is a recently launched mobile app called Termite Buster that is designed to make the process of termite inspection more convenient and efficient. The mobile app developers are Keiron Liddle, Chris Kirk and Nick Akroyd. With the use of the application, the user will be able to detect the pests by listening through their smartphones.
According to Kirk, termites can be referred to as head bangers because of their tendency to bang their heads whenever the wall is hit or receives an impact. The head banging done by termites serves as a warning to the entire colony of impending danger. All the user has to do is place the smartphone near the wall and the mobile app will do the recording. It will record any sound that the termite creates as soon as the wall is banged.
Kirk said that the app will then send the recordings to a cloud server where the sound will be identified. The team of developers reiterates that they are not trying to replace the services provided by professional pest controller or termite inspectors. The app was developed in order for the homeowners to be able to conduct check every now and then at their own leisure.
According to the David Merritt who is working as a professor at the School of Biological Sciences at University of Queensland, the app will prove to be useful but they user has to make sure that their smartphone is equipped with a sensitive microphone that will be able to pick up sounds that is unheard by the human ears. Merritt said that as soon as sound is heard during the termite inspection in Sydney, a professional should be contacted right away to rectify the situation and prevent further damage.