Termite Treatments, Baits versus Chemical – Which is better?

Among the different termite treatments out there, baits and chemical treatments are without doubt two of the most effective solutions available to eradicate the presence of termites around your home. One of the questions people want to know is which is the better solution?

Generally we recommend chemical treatments for their affordability and reliability however this depends on the unique circumstances of the termite activity in the home. Baits are still a very effective and useful option in some applications and often preferred by the homeowner. To give abetter picture of each, we explain how each termite treatment works in greater detail below.

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Fast, Effective, Long Lasting: Termidor’s® proven track record


Termites don’t stand a chance with Termidor®, voted Australia’s number one trusted brand of termite control by a survey of 167 national termite control managers. Here at Bennetts Pest Control we also use the product when combating termites and vouch for its effectiveness.  While it might not be the cheapest product on the market, it is by far one of with the best results for eradicating termites. We explain how the product works in our latest post.
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Termidor has provided one of the leading termite protection options since it introduction to Australia in 2002.

While many insecticides are simply repellants and rely on just keeping the termites away., Termidor is applied as a single impenetrable barrier around the home or business. As Termidor is not a repellant the termites continue to burrow their way to the home and once ingesting the treated soil die rapidly.


Extensive trials in the US and Australia have proven not only the effectiveness of Exterra but the safety to all who come in contact with the bait system. It has come through as a leading system in protecting your home from termites.

We highly recommend the baiting unobtrusive baiting system. It’s highly palatable to the all termites and is lethal to entire colonies as it has a delayed effect and prays on the colonies habitual feeding. It is a true white ant colony killer.