Termite Treatments

Termite Treatments

What to do if you’ve found Termites in your home? First thing is DON’T PANIC and do not disturb the Termites. Have one of our licensed pest technicians conduct a free on-site assessment & quote. Fill in the form or call 1300 81 81 33 to book your assessment today.

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Our recommendation would be to have one of our SAYFER Timber Pest Technicians attend your home and conduct a full thorough Termite Inspection and provide you with a highly detailed report of our findings and recommendations.

Termite Foaming Treatments

The aim of any foaming treatment is to treat as many worker termites with Termidor foam without disturbing them. The more galleries or the more termites foamed, the higher the chance the treatment will be a success.

No matter what method is used to treat the termites. Disturbance or disruption of the working galleries can easily result in the termites deciding that an invasion has compromised the security of the colony. If disturbed too much the workers begin to block off access from the area being treated. This will mean when it is time to treat the termites you could be treating pockets of termites that will not make it back to the nest and result in the nest reinfesting the structure.

At SAYFER PEST MANAGEMENT we use non repellent low toxicity chemicals that act slowly. Not only is this good safe practice but if we were to use a chemical that is too strong the termites will die too quickly. The termidor foam applied to the workings should not begin to affect the termites for at least 2-3 days. The termites are impacted by the foam directly or contaminated by the foam while using the galleries.

This will allow the termites to share the treatment amongst fellow colony members before dying. Therefore eradicating the full nest. On larger or more significant infestations a foaming treatment may not be the most cost effective way to eradicate the nest. In this case we would recommend baiting.

Above Ground Termite Baiting.

Direct feeding a termite infestation is a good way of ensuring the elimination of a termite infestation. The drawback of baiting termite activity is that it can become a timely process. The termite treatment cost can soon add up. The process of baiting is to feed the termite nest a mixture of cellulose (an ingredient in timber) with a non toxic chemical. The termites exposed to the termite bait are unable to form a normal exoskeleton.

Then when it comes time for the termites to moult or shed they die. The amount of bait required to kill the nest depends on its size. A small nest may only need 1-2 stations of bait which is around 400 grams. A very large nest or multiple nests attacking timber could consume upwards of 2 kilograms.

A big benefit of baiting the termites is that you can physically inspect the station and with a trained eye you can see if the termites are starting to look sick from feeding on the bait.

The termites change from a beige colour to a brighter white color. This means that the termites are suffering from bait intoxication. After the termites show these symptoms you can safely say that colony elimination is close. Foaming treatments on the other hand you are purley waiting for the lack of activity to confirm a successful treatment which isn’t necessarily 100% confirmation that the termite nest is completely eradicated.

Our SAYFER Termite Inspection Reports

We only use report formats which meet Australian standards and are approved by our insurers. Our report details the areas inspected, the observations of the technician, the termite risk level and finally, recommendations to minimise that risk.

If we find termites, don’t worry you are in good hands. Our pest controllers will:


Thoroughly assess and determine the full extent of the infestation and any resultant damage.


Take all practical steps to locate the termite entry points – locating the entry point is not always achievable given most termite entry is concealed but, if it can be found, it can be sealed to stop future entry.


Precisely identify the termite species – knowing and understanding the habits of the species allows for more effective, long term termite control.


After we’ve located and identified the termites, we’ll provide you a full assessment of our findings.


Our job isn’t done just yet. We’ll give you detailed advice on the treatment options we would suggest for you current termite situation.


It’s time for us to carry out the treatments to our strict quality standards and specifications that we stand behind with all of us customers.

The unique SAYFER process

Integrated Systems

Using Integrated Pest Management, our technicians work with you to provide complete household pest control for our customers.

Careful Assessment

We assess any property we visit first and establish a plan that keeps you informed and educated throughout the process.

Tailored Treatment

We offer a variety of treatments and reporting options depending on the situation.

Systematic Elimination

Then we will systematically eliminate all problems, carry out detailed house pest inspections and deliver all reporting on completion of the job.

Unique Aftercare

But we do not stop there. If termites are an issue, SAYFER will add you to our stay in touch program and send you reminder videos and educational materials via email or hyperlinks throughout the year to keep you and your home safe and protected from termite attack.