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Termite Control

Did you know termites can devalue your property by up to 25%?

Commonly known as "White Ants", termites are tough to control and can grow at a very fast pace in humid climates like Singapore's. These silent destroyers could be residing in your property without you noticing. Termite pest control services from us can help you in getting rid of these permanently and preventing them from coming back.

How to identify signs of termites?

Termites can be extremely hard to identify, where most infestations go unnoticed until it is too late. Severe damages to your property are usually when most infestations are found. However, with expert identification, routine inspections and monitoring, termite colonies can be found and dealth with before they become a bigger problem. Hence, it is important to know how to identify a termite infestation at your place, and with effective termite control, we can resolve your termite worries.

Signs of termite infestation infographic

Types of termites in Singapore

For termites control in Singapore, it is vital to know about the different types of termites that can infest your home. Understanding the nature of the pest, it would be easier to find a treatment solution.

Rentokil - The World's leader in fast and effective termite control treatments

Termite control methods can be preventative, curative or a combination of both. Pre-construction sites or new renovations can have preventative treatments done to deter the spread of termites. On the other hand, homes with infestations would need curative and preventive measures to eliminate termites and keep them from returning.

Thorough inspection using advanced technology

The use of the latest technology like heat mapping or CO2 mapping along with visual inspection is carried out by our termite specialists to look for hotspots and infestations. Our experts take you through the data to help you understand the best solution. Based on the type and severity of the problem, our experts will recommend preventative and/or corrective treatments.

How does the Termatrac T3i works?

Step 1:
The Termatrac T3i’s remote thermal sensor with laser guidance works similarly to a thermal imaging camera. It allows the user to “point and search” for increases in building surface temperature, typical in termite infestations.

Step 2:
The Termatrac T3i’s moisture sensor makes it easier for service technicians to detect moisture concentrations in walls that are characteristic of termite risk areas.

Step 3:
Radar signals are calibrated to detect termites in a variety of building materials and furnishings. These materials include wood, mortar, concrete, plasterboard, built-in cabinets, and many other traditional building materials and furnishings. No further physical penetration of the wall is possible with the Termatrac Termite Detection Radar. Termites are not agitated, remain undisturbed, do not withdraw, and stay active, making care precise and straightforward.

Treatments for new homes or structures

Pre and post construction termite treatments are preventative, cost-efficient and effective methods of forming a termiticide-protected zone around the base that can last for at least five years or longer. Only approved termiticides are used in the treatments.

Pre-construction treatment

This termite eradication method is employed before the construction of a building. A liquid termiticide is sprayed to create a protection zone to prevent termite infestations.

Post-construction treatment

This method creates a barrier to protect against termite infestation. It involves the drilling of holes along the perimeter of the building and injecting almost 5 litres of termiticide to get rid of termites.

Termite baiting treatment

Termite baiting stations will be installed in your premises after a termite inspection confirms you have active termites. This allows the termite workers to feed on the bait and share with other termites to spread the active ingredient throughout the colony.

Termite monitoring solution

A holistic solution that uses unobtrusive monitoring stations placed discreetly around the premises. Our termite experts will routinely monitor these stations for termite activity and when detected, the bait will be added to the system.

Why choose Rentokil?

Rentokil provides safe and effective termite solutions available to protect your home and family from the destruction of termites. Furthermore, all our service technicians are trained and well-equipped to give you the best possible service. To provide our customers a greater peace of mind, we warrant the effectiveness of our termite treatment according to the service packages.

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We provide you with peace of mind and effectively protect your premises from termites for a period of 7 to 10 years.

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All you need to know about termite control


  • How long does it take to see results after the initial termite treatment?

    The time required by a termite treatment to eliminate a termite colony depends upon two factors:

    • Size of the termite colony
    • Solution used to control the termite infestation

    For anti-termite treatment in Singapore, Rentokil uses termite solutions that allow foraging termite to pass the solution within the colony. It creates a domino effect to eliminate the colony as the other termites get in contact with the infected one.


  • Should I go for preventative termite treatment?

    It is ideal to have a preventative termite treatment in place. Often this is overlooked and maybe a common reason for termite colonisation in residential units. Using repellents is an ideal preventative measure to safeguard your premises against termite infestations. Preventative termite treatment keeps you safe and ensures the decolonisation of termites, if any. Termite control in Singapore is priced reasonably while offering you an effective and safe termite preventative treatment.


  • Why are termites a problem?

    While a single termite may not look as much, the problem with this pest is that they thrive as a colony and they work 24/7. In estimation, 60,000 termites can eat the equivalent of a foot of a 2×4 beam in as little as five months!

    What is worse is that a new colony can easily have about 100,000 workers. As it gets older, it can grow up to 2 million termites. With favourable conditions for them to thrive, the termites can wreck a home structure in a year or two.


  • What is the termite life cycle like?

    Firstly, the termite workers keep the colony going by fetching food, caring for the brood, feeding the colony and building the nest. Termite’s activities can cause destruction and they affect many home structures.

    Secondly, these termites can evolve into soldiers whose primary purpose is to guard their nest with the use of powerful jaws and/or by secreting a white sticky repellent. Both workers and soldiers can live from 1-2 years.

    Thirdly, there are also a few that are reproductive termites called alates or swarmers. These winged termites leave the nest to start a new colony. From these alates, they become a king or queen, with the latter being responsible for laying all the eggs for a new colony. A termite queen can produce up to 2,000 eggs daily and both can live up to 50 years. Finally, the rest of the alates become backup breeders who will be next in line for the throne.


  • How do I distinguish between flying ants and termites?

    Certified termite and pest control specialists in Singapore are trained to distinguish between the two. While they look similar to the untrained eye, they have at least three key differences in their appearance:

    • Antennae: Termite antennae are almost straight, whereas ants’ antennae are bent or elbowed.
    • Wings: Although both have two pairs of wings, termite wings are uniform in size and in winged ants, the front wings are longer than the pair in the back.
    • Body: Ants appear distinctly segmented with their pinched waist. On the other hand, termites have a broad waist and a body that is mostly uniform in width.