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“Why is termite control so expensive?” I’ve answered this question many times and it comes down to: “The property and infestation in question determines the cost of a termite treatment.” – Bruce Gow. 

Please call us today to discuss estimating your own termite treatment or protection.

Termatrac tracking termites
Technician using Termatrac to track termites


Are you about to get a termite estimate for treatment of your Australian home or property? Perhaps you already have a quote or two, but before you ring the closest pest controller you (and your home) might benefit from these tips on which pest controllers to approach, what to look for in a treatment, and how to compare one quote against another. Here are a few factors to consider:

The cheapest price may not be the best choice. If the pest control operator offering the inexpensive quote has no termite related qualifications, the chances are he or she hasn’t received significant training in termite identification, termite control methods, or locating termite colonies.

Ask the pest controller providing the estimate if he or she holds a termite related qualifications – in addition to their pest control qualification.

Locating the termite colony that is feasting on your home offers the best chance of averting further damage and reducing the risk of future termite infestations.

Some pest controllers may be more diligent in the search than others, so their termite quotation may be higher.

Is the pest controller prepared to search the property and check nearby trees that may be housing a termite colony? A very cheap quote may suggest they aren’t.

What is the proposed method of treatment? An estimation from an expert who uses only the best available products and most effective treatment types is likely to be higher that of a termite estimation from an operator who is using old products and methods.

A treatment with quotes for treatment with a highly regarded barrier product like Termidor will likely be higher than a termite estimate that quotes for termite baiting.

Does the Pest Control firm guarantee the treatment for several years? That suggests quality products and confidence in their inspections and treatment programs.

A termite expert that uses quality products, is diligent in the search for termite colonies, and in applying treatments, is likely to have greater expenses and spend more time at your home than other operators so the estimation may be higher.

While a very cheap quote should be viewed with some suspicion, the most expensive termite quote isn’t automatically the best.

When it comes time to get a termite estimate, do shop around – but don’t do it with a view to finding the cheapest possible price. Instead, look for the investment that represents the best value by offering effective treatment by a skilled and diligent termite control expert.

Nasute termites in wall cavity
Nasute termites in wall cavity


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Call Bruce on 0417 251 911 or send us a message if you want a termite estimation on your property.

"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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