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Termite Control

Did you know that termites can devalue your property by more than 25%?

Termite infestation can lead to costly repairs and mounting frustration if it remains untreated. If you find signs of termite activities in your premises, you may want someone experienced and professionally trained to quickly restore your sense of comfort and safety. In order to provide our customers with effective termite control solutions, our service technicians are periodically provided with continuous training programmes to ensure that their pest knowledge is up-to-date.

Effective Termite Control Treatments from Rentokil

At Rentokil, we provide a wide range of termite control solutions that are tailored specifically for your particular needs.

Monitoring & Baiting

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, bait will be added to the system. The highly palatable bait contains an active ingredient that inhibits termite growth. When the bait is shared and spread, it will gradually affect the colony until it can no longer support itself and collapses.

Liquid Barrier Termiticide Treatment

Rentokil’s conventional treatment plan uses a proven successful method with the application of liquid termiticide. This method is useful for both treating an existing problem or as a preventive to treat any incoming termites.

Termites FAQ


  • What do termites eat?

    Termites, also commonly known as white ants, feed on cellulose. Cellulose can be easily found in our daily lives. They include plants, wood, paper, cardboard, door frames and even furniture such as desks. Doorframes, windows, walls and ceilings, gardens and roofs are some key hotspots that are prone to a termite infestation at home. A serious termite infestation can cause structures, features and furniture to be hollow and unsafe for use.


  • How much does a termite treatment cost?

    There are a few factors in determining the cost of a termite treatment including the size of the premise, location of the infestation, severity, complexity and extent of infestation, termite species, types of packages and chemicals used, and budget preference. A spot treatment typically involves a one-time treatment. It may cost a couple of hundreds to treat a few treatment points. However, long-term termite protection largely costs in thousands because of better efficacy and assurance in terms of warranty period between 5 to 7 years. There are also enhanced termite treatment options that could add more investment to your budget due to its environmentally-friendly solution used.

    It might be more sensible to engage in a yearly termite inspection to prevent any serious termite infestation at home, which could result in an exorbitant cost to replace damaged items at home.


  • What does a termite treatment entail?

    A termite treatment begins with a comprehensive inspection to check for termite infestation signs and termite activities, especially for premises without obvious and visible signs such as mud tubes or damaged structures. Identification of the termite species will also be performed before the pest controller recommends the most suitable and best termite control treatment based on the level of infestation.

    Homeowners should advocate an annual termite inspection programme as part of the efforts to identify early signs of termites to prevent costly investment in replacing the damaged structures or features.


  • Do termites have wings?

    Often mistaken as flying ants, flying termites are also known as swarmers or alates. The winged termites fly away from their nest to seek and form new colonies. Once they have identified a suitable location, the alates shed their wings and begin to breed.


  • What are the signs of termites?

    It is crucial to identify the early signs of termites to help minimize the damage and impact caused to your premise.

    • Damaged or cracked structures that may be mistaken for signs of aged or old premises
    • Unsightly mud tubes that subterranean termites travel in to keep them in a wet environment so that they can travel between the nest and food sources
    • Droppings of drywood termites looks are small pallets that look like sawdust. Also known as frass, they may be found along surfaces.
    • Presence of flying termites that may be mistaken as flying ants or flies. They are mostly seen at night around light sources.
    • Presence of light clicking sound coming from the wall. These sounds can suggest that the termites are feeding or warning the colony of danger.

  • What are the types of termite treatments available?

    Various termite treatment options are available based on several factors such as a period of protection or warranty, budget and choice of termiticide. Many have also tried the less costly version by using DIY remedies or over-the-shelf solutions to get rid of termites. However, they have proven to be ineffective as the termite infestation resurfaced at another area within the premise that causes more massive damages. Generally, there are several professional termite control treatments available:

    • Termite inspection programme: check for signs and presence of a termite infestation using detection technology such as infrared or thermal imaging
    • Spot treatment: quick fix and short-term termite remedy to deliver localised treatment
    • Post-construction termite treatment: involves drilling of termiticide around the perimeter of your premise. Warranty of 5 to 7 years is available.
    • Pre-construction termite treatment: mandatory part prior to the development and construction of the project to protect the premise from a termite infestation for up to 7 years.
    • Termite baiting and colony elimination programme: installation of in-ground or above-ground baiting and monitoring stations to control a termite infestation naturally as they consume their food.