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Termite control methods

If you find your home or business under attack by this damaging pest, Rentokil can offer several termite control treatments to eliminate the infestation and restore your sense of control and comfort.

You can refer to the household termite pest inspection method to check the termite breeding situation by yourself. If you find these termite signs, please contact our termite control experts immediately.

Of course, you can monitor for termites yourself and take action to terminate termite yourself with expert guidance, but self-treatment can easily lead to termite spreading and other severe problems. We recommend a comprehensive termite inspection by a team of accredited termite control experts to ease your anxiety right away. 

Found traces of termites? You need the advice of a professional pest exterminator company. Rentokil provides all-in-one termite pest control services for both residential and commercial properties in Hong Kong.

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Treating the termite problem at its source - EXTERRA Termite Colony Elimination System

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EXTERRA REQUIEM Termite Bait

REQUIEM® Termite Bait is the registered bait component of the EXTERRA Termite Colony Elimination System.
EXTERRA In-ground Stations are placed in the ground around the exterior of the structure to be protected at intervals of 3 – 5 months. Rentokil Initial Hong Kong is offering the Termite Treatment Warranty Program. For details please contact our expert

Compared to other baiting systems in the market, EXTERRA Baiting system exceeds customers expectations with the following advantages:

Health & Safety

It is an odorless, off-white powder with proprietary feeding additives. The product is considered non-toxic to people and pets. So you don't have to worry if the bait will be consumed accidentally, given the fact that the bait will be encapsulated inside in-ground or above-ground stations.

Effects are immediate

Termites that attempt to moult after ingesting an amount sufficient to impair their moulting process either die or are incapacitated by their inability to complete the moulting process. It has been shown in trials that once feeding on REQUIEM commences, the termites do not usually cause further timber damage. 

Eliminate at the root

By station re-inspection and re-baiting, termite workers will find the bait addictive and bring the bait back to the nest. REQUIEM acts primarily on termites that moult. The queen (and king) are usually the last to die in the process of colony elimination. REQUIEM also reduces the viability of any eggs laid by the queen. Nymphs do not hatch since the eggs are sterile. 

Highly effective in Hong Kong geographical condition

The main termite species in Hong Kong is Subterranean termites which is exactly what EXTERRA REQUIEM targets. EXTERRA system has been utilized in Hong Kong for at least 14 years and Rentokil Hong Kong has been officially licensed by EXTERRA and has provided termite pest control service since 2010

 

How We Apply Exterra Bait In Your Premises

The EXTERRA In-ground Station

The EXTERRA In-ground Station is designed to enhance termite transition to, and consumption of, REQUIEM.

The Interceptors provide a food source for termites that establishes termite activity within the Station. After interception of a termite colony, REQUIEM will be made continuously available for colony consumption by placing the bait in the vacant centre cavity of the Station and replenishing it for as long as termite activity remains in the Station. A major benefit of the patented design used in the EXTERRA In-ground Station is that the inspection of the Station for termite activity can occur whilst minimising the need for disturbing the termites. 

In-ground Stations can also be placed inside buildings with internal gardens。

In-concrete Stations

Often properties are surrounded by concrete paths, so Stations need to be placed in the concrete. This requires core drilling of the concrete. Access to the cavity is secured using a stainless-steel plug that gives a waterproof and tamper-resistant seal.

EXTERRA Above-ground Stations

Termites are also baited using Above-ground Stations. Above-ground Stations are a valuable tool, particularly when termites are already infesting a structure and a point of active feeding can be located. 

The EXTERRA Above-ground Stations are box-shaped with straight sides, made of rigid plastic with a removable cover. The cover is held in place with tamper-resistant screws. The Station is mounted against a structural element containing termite activity. Termites enter the Station through termite entry holes formed in the bottom of the Station and once inside the Station consume the REQUIEM that has been placed there

Rentokil's Integrated Termite Elimination Solution

Termite inspections

Termite inspections should be conducted at least annually, and more frequently depending on the termite species suspected, building construction type, environmental conditions, property location and geography, and history of any termite-related issues within or surrounding the property. 

The results of termite inspections are delivered in a detailed written report and include as a minimum:

  • Termites detection or non-detection
  • Environmental or conducive conditions for termites
  • Any termite damage found during the inspection
  • All areas that had limited access or were restricted for the inspection
  • Any risk factors that may increase the chances of a termite infestation
  • Recommended termite treatment options

Exterra termite baiting stations

In-ground monitoring and baiting

In-ground termite stations are installed in strategically important points around your property, applied to areas at most risk of attracting termites, such as moist soil or mulch, old tree stumps, irrigation sprinkler heads and downspouts. For some devices, they are inspected regularly and when active termites are detected, a baiting program will commence. Other devices contain active baits and are inspected regularly regardless of whether there is termite activity.

Worker termites take bait - which contains termiticide - back to their nests as a food source, feeding it to and shortly collapsing the colony. 

  • Suitable for homeowners and businesses who want to take proactive measures against termites
  • Suitable for implementation at any time
  • Designed for both monitoring and baiting

Above-ground monitoring and baiting

Above-ground termite monitoring involves the use of unobtrusive termite bait stations, which are placed on identified feeding sites and are then removed once the colony is eliminated.

  • Suitable for homeowners and businesses if termites are already active within the property
  • Suitable for implementation at any time
  • Designed for baiting only

Termite soil treatment and spot treatment

The treatment involves applying a liquid chemical, a termiticide, to the soil, either under the concrete flooring or around the entire perimeter and foundations of the building to create a continuous and complete solid barrier.

Some chemicals are designed to kill termites and others are designed to deter and/or repel them. Engage with your Rentokil termite professional about choosing the right type of termite chemical for you. 

  • Suitable for homeowners and businesses who want to take proactive measures against termites
  • Suitable for implementation at any stage of the building’s life

Pre-construction termite protection plan

Primarily conducted in the pre-construction phases under and around concrete base in commercial or residential properties, Rentokil Pre Construction Termite Protection Solution is the first that offers you long-term warranty plus many other exclusive benefits.  

To give our customers greater assurance, we warrant the effectiveness of our termite treatment according to the packages and will carry out re-treatment should there be a re-infestation of subterranean termites within the warranty period.

  • Suitable for property developers and homeowners to treat the land before construction
  • Save restoration costs from structural damage

Post-construction termite protection plan

Intensively protects your property against termite infestation by creating a treated zone. This involves drilling of holes and injection of liquid termiticide by our well-equipped and trained technicians, to carry out this treatment safely and systematically. 

  • Suitable for property developers and homeowners to treat the land after construction

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