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Termite Baiting Systems

Termite baiting systems are deployed below ground by ‘enticing’ termites to feed on wooden stakes, paper, cardboard or other cellulose-containing material. The bait stations are filled with a non-toxic termite food until termite activity is confirmed. Then, once the activity is located the non-toxic food can be replaced and the toxic termite bait can be applied. The termite bait is a mixture if cellulose materials and slow-acting termiticide. Termites will feed on the bait and act normal for days after consumption, then the bait will be taken back to the nest where it is introduced to the rest of the colony.



Termite baits stations consist of cardboard, paper and cellulose-based food combined with a slow-reacting substance that is lethal to termites. Termite baits can be installed both in and above ground. In-ground stations are placed in soil areas, above-ground stations are installed indoors over active mud tubes. In ground stations are placed around the structure every three meters to attract foraging termites into the stations. Once termites have been located in the bait station the application of an insect growth regulator will be applied to the area that destroys the termite’s exoskeleton. The termites are unable to moult their exo-skeletons for new growth and die off and eliminate their active colony. Termite baiting systems and monitoring systems can be a cost-effective alternative to using chemicals. The termite baits can be installed in the gardens or lawn beside your property. The bait works as an interception monitor – a termite burglar alarm.

They are simply inspected once a month. This is a very effective, no fuss method and a quality termite baiting system can also add value to your property.


  • Peace of mind
  • Early alert of termites near your home
  • A strong chance to destroy their nest before they damage your home
  • Low cost and superb value for money proactive system
  • 100% back-up and support if you need additional help

    All our termite treatments are carried out to AS 3660.2


    Interest free payment plans to suit your budget.


    We are a community Termite Control business with a range of services.

At Safeguard Pest Control, we watch over your potential termite problem and check regularly to make sure termites are not present.

The more termite bait stations installed, the better the chances of locating termites. Installing more stations increases the odds of encountering multiple colonies, or weakly associated ‘satellite nests’ of the same colony – any of which could be potential risk to the structure. Planning, patience and persistence are requisites for successfully using below-ground termite baits. Regardless of which product is used, the homeowner much be prepared and willing to accept the possibility of a lengthy baiting process.

At Safeguard Pest Control, we watch over your potential termite problem and check regularly to make sure termites are not present.

After a termite colony is eliminated, the bait is replaced with a new inspection cartridge. Safeguard Pest Control will continue to inspect the stations regularly to discover and treat any new colonies that invade your property.

Several reasons why you should get pest inspections from Safeguard Pest Control and decide whether or not a termite bait stations are needed for your property:


Subterranean termites, the most common form, live below-ground in colonies that may contain several hundred thousand, and they may travel the length of a football field while searching for food. Your neighbour’s termites may decide to start chewing on your house.


The standard treatment method is to surround your house with a chemical barrier. The idea is to repel or kill any termites before they invade your home. Full protection can be difficult to achieve and hundreds of litres of a chemical solution may be required for the average home. The application may require drilling through concrete floors. Termites can travel through an untreated area as small as a pencil leads to penetrating a home.


A backup form of protection has been devised. Termite Bait stations can be placed at strategic intervals around the perimeter of the home. They can be In-ground or above-ground. The below-ground installation minimizes problems with children or animals.

The termite bait station may contain wood or cellulose material. Termites foraging in the area will find some of the bait stations and begin eating the timbers inside. The bait station can be treated or left untreated. The bait is designed to kill the termites slowly, so they will have time to carry it back to the colony and transfer it to other termites. A fast-acting chemical would kill only a few termites that happened to find the bait. The affected termites also need to survive long enough to communicate the location of the bait to their companions. They do this by leaving an odour along the trail.

Our Termite Baiting Systems need to be inspected on a regular basis by a qualified technician no more than 3 months apart.

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In order to achieve the best possible job of preventing or controlling termites, you need to contact a professional pest control exterminator who has the needed termite treatment experience and expertise. Safeguard Pest Control has been serving the Sunshine Coast for over 25 years and know how to get the best possible results for your home. We are your local termite control experts.

To find out more about termite control or baiting systems and pest control, please feel free to contact us today.

Popular Questions

How to tell if termites are in my home?

Even if you don’t see signs of termites it doesn’t mean they’re not in you home. The best way to tell if termites are in you home is to have a professional termite inspection completed. You can also check out our blog post 13 Signs You May Have Termites. Call (07) 5477 6675 or contact us with any questions.

Where do termites hide?

Termites will hide in any concealed area of a property. In your walls, crawl space, below timber decking or in any other inaccessible area of your home. Termites are very crafty. They really don’t like to be found or be exposed to the sunlight. To find out more about Where do termites hide check out or blog post A Mystery Behind Your Walls – Could There Be Termites?. Think you have termites? Call (07) 5477 6675 to book a Termite Inspection today.

What can kill termites?

The best way to kill termites is with chemical. A termite barrier can kill termites for up to 8 years. For more information on What can kill termites? Check out or blog post on Termite Control: What Is A Termite Barrier? or feel free to give us a call or email we would be more than happy to help

Can I spray termites myself?

Spraying for termites yourself is not recommended. If you have an existing termite infestation the property will require professional treatment. To find out more  check out our blog DIY Termite Treatment vs. Professional Termite Control. Call (07) 5477 6675 or email us for a FREE Consultation and FREE Estimate!

Do termites just go away?

Termites just don’t go away. Without a professional termite treatment your just waiting for a termite colony to infest your property. Check out our blog 8 Signs of Termites in Your Home  or feel free to Contact us on (07) 5477 6675 we will be more than happy to help!

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