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What does a Termite Treatment Cost?

Article authored by Bruce Gow


So how much does an average termite control cost? That is a question that I have been asked most often in my 30 plus years of being in the pest control industry. I will give you an answer to that question in a little while.
“There are various types of chemicals used to treat termites however, knowing which are safe and which aren’t oftentimes make the difference between a safe termite treatment and a treatment that can leave your family in harms way.” – Bruce



List of Chemical “White Ant” Treatments

These are my favourites and what I consider to be the best termite treatments:

  • 1. Termidor (Fipronil)
  • 2. Premise (Imidacloprid)
  • 3. Biflex (Bifenthion)

The Organochlorines

Aldrin, Chlordane, Dieldrin, and Heptachlor were commonly used prior to 1995.

These ones are the worst in my opinion as they are dangerous, outlawed back in 1995 and gave a lot of people false security. They are the dreaded Oganochlorine group of termiticides (insecticides that kill termites)

Aldrin, Chlordane, Dieldrin, Heptachlor were all meant to complement DDT. The first to go was the most persistent, Dieldrin, then Aldrin, followed by Chordane and Heptachlor.
They were also used to combat common pests such as cockroaches, ants and spiders. There was much resistance to get rid of them, but in the end the consumer won and they were banned for good in Australia from 1995. The Northern Territory held out a little longer until 1997. Only Mirex was used as a termite bait until its stocks were exhausted.

What is the Cost of Termite Treatments?

It depends. Generally speaking, for a normal 3-4 bedroom home it will cost between $2,000 to $4,000 for a chemical treatment using Termidor, Premise or Biflex. Bait systems are strongly recomended so that you have a “frontline” defence against future termite attack. Our average cost including a termite baiting system works out around $3,800.

Termite control cost is dependant on these factors;

1. How much work is there to be done? Trenching, treating Termite Damaged Timbercutting/drilling through concrete and lifting pavers take a lot ot time and trouble to implement soil barriers.
2. How much access is there? Very low subfloors make work very arduous for example.
3. Type of chemical. Termidor costs the most and Biflex the least for the Pest technician or firm to buy.

For the very best termite treatment I recommend Termidor after a thermal termite report

Treatments combined with a termite baiting system to monitor activity are your best protection in my opinion.

* Tip* The price of termite treament will often be cheaper during the cooler months, as pest control firms are looking for work during these periods. Find out today on how to get peace of mind or make a logical buying decision for your current or next home by calling me on 0417 251 911 or send us a message.

"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."
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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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