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What is The Best Method for Control of Termites?

Termites are not the sort of creatures you can spray with insecticide. In fact to do so may make matters worse! For effective and long-term control of termites you need a multi-pronged approach, and this requires the expertise of a professional pest controller.

Start with an inspection

To determine the most appropriate treatment, your termite eradication plan needs to begin with a professional pest inspection. This may involve a visual inspection of the property and / or one that involves the use of specialist equipment, such as a thermal imaging camera and a moisture meter. Once a thorough inspection has been done the inspector will then be in a good position to determine the most appropriate solution.

Termite treatment options

Various methods can be utilised for termite control, such as:


A chemical termicide barrier such as Termidor. Chemical barriers are spread to the colony when termites pick up the termicide on their bodies and carry it back to the nest. In some cases it may be necessary to apply chemical barriers around the building, which involves pressure-injecting the substance into the soil at around 50mm below the top of the footings.


Dusting products applied directly to the nest in trees or tree-stumps, such as Coopex Dust. This works by attacking the nervous systems of the termites, causing demise of the colony over time.


Toxic baits such as Eflex or Sentricon, which are placed at intervals around the outside of the building. These can take up to 6 months to fully work, and may be used in conjunction with a chemical barrier.

How much does control of termites cost?

A full treatment plan could cost up to $4,000, depending on the methods and treatments involved. If the treatment involves digging trenches or cutting and drilling into concrete, or if access is poor as in the case of a low sub-floor, then the treatment is going to be more expensive. Termidor is also more costly than other types of chemical barrier treatments, but its effectiveness makes it well-worth the extra cost.

Is termite treatment really necessary?

Yes! Termites have the capacity to reproduce quickly and the ‘worker’ termites will go on the hunt for food. They can chew their way through a home very quickly causing untold damage, even to the point of structural degradation. If you are going to put a control and prevention plan in place, it needs to be thorough and not a quick-fix.

Where can I access the best termite treatments?

At A1 Pest Control, we believe in being very professional and thorough in all we do. We also use the latest in termite-detection technology, and only use environmentally-safe products that will not harm you, your family, your pets or your garden. For the best treatments for control of termites in

Sydney, call Bruce today on 0417 251 911.

"We first used A1 Pest Control a few years ago when we noticed a few termites under a wine barrell in the rear yard of our home. We asked A1 Pest Control Sydney to pay us a visit to have a thorough termite inspection of our home. Bruce and his crew were on time, and very well presented. They explained how they would get rid of the termite infestation using a low toxic method and how their Thermal cameras worked, It worked very well and now we can sleep at night!"
Gary and Carol Harman
"We have been using Bruce form A1 Pest Control for over 4 years now. We bought our new house on the Hills Area, and moved in. our neighbours had problem with rodents and spiders so they are using A1 next door. I asked them if they could come over and treat our house too, as i didn't want to chase pest around our home. The service was not only effective, but carried out without any smelly fumes that we have experienced in our last house. They solved problem next door and I haven't seen a bug since."
Melissa Topper
"A1 Pest Control exterminators where great! I'm very happy to say that they solved a bed bug problem that I had after we had visitors from overseas visit us. I would recommend A1 Pest Control to anyone needing a safe and effective treatment of bed bugs"
Amanda Wu
"Bruce solved our commercial pest control problem in Castle Hill. Cockroaches were throughout our factory and they were completely gone after two visits from his exterminators. Just seeing one cockroach can lose us clients. I know now everyhing is ok, and our reputation is intact"
Raj Beri, Europa International
"Bruce from A1 Help us get rid of a bad spider infestation that have been troubling us for a while. It was done with low toxic spray and his crew even game me some cockroach and ant baits to get rid of them. I have recommended A1 to all my friends and family"
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