Broadly speaking there are two types of termite managements systems that are used to protect existing buildings from termites

  • Liquid soil treatments - liquid insecticide is pumped into the ground around the property creating a treated zone which either repels or kills the termites
  • Termite baiting systems - plastic bait stations containing wood are placed in the ground around the property. Any termites in the area will start feeding on the wood, when they do, the pest manager adds a termite bait which the termites take back to the nest, killing the colony.

Termite baiting systems have two key advantages over liquid soil treatments

  • Liquid soil treatments are not suitable for every property due to the construction type or soil properties
  • Baiting systems are the safer, environmentally friendly way to eliminate termites as there is no need to pump large amounts of insecticide into the soil

As a result, at Ethical Building and Pest Services we have decided to use baiting as our primary termite control system and when it comes to baiting, we only use Exterra, the world's No.1 termite protection system

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Why do we use Exterra?

We have the utmost confidence in Exterra. Ensystex who manufacturer Exterra claim it is the No.1 termite protection system in the world and it's easy to see why. With over 100,000 homes protected by Exterra in Australia alone, plus a number of high profile buildings, you know the system works and is trusted by thousands.

Exterra uses patented technology to create a complete "interception" zone around your property - making sure termites attack the monitoring stations rather than your house. The highly attractive bait matrix mean that termite colonies in the area are actually eliminated reducing the termite pressure on your property. (Liquid soil treatments do not kill the colony).

Ethical Building and Pest Services are an authorised preferred Exterra operator which also means we can offer you the $100,000 timber replacement warranty - further evidence the Ensystex backs their product to protect your home and gives you that extra peace of mind.

Contact Ethical Building and Pest Services for more information

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How does Exterra baiting work?

To control active termites in your home

  • Termite bait stations are placed in areas where the termites are feeding
  • The bait station contains the attractive Requiem bait (which contains a slow acting insecticide)
  • The termites then start feeding on the bait, taking it back to the nest and killing the colony. Colony control typically takes 2-3 months.
  • Once the pest manager is confident the colony has been control, the home can be declared termite free
  • However, it is important to install a termite monitoring system around the home to prevent future attacks (see below)
 Termites feeding on requiem bait

Termites feeding on requiem bait

To prevent termites attacking your home

  • Bait stations inserted into the ground around the buildings and at other potential termite hot spots on your property (eg. near tree stumps, moist garden beds, etc).
  • Termite are attracted to these bait stations (rather than your home) due to the patented "FOCUS" attractant and wood in the bait stations.
  • Termites in the area start feeding on wood in these bait stations, which will be detected by the pest manager during one of their regular inspections of the bait stations
  • Once they start feeding, a Requiem termite bait (containing a slow acting insecticide) is added to the bait station.
  • The termites then start feeding on the bait, taking it back to the nest and killing the colony. Colony control typically takes 2-3 months.
 Exterra in-ground bait stations are placed around the property

Exterra in-ground bait stations are placed around the property

Call Ethical Building and Pest Services for a quote to protect your home from termites