Termite Baiting

If you already have active termites inside your home and the entry point is unknown, Bug Busters strongly recommends using Exterra termite baiting systems.

These high-performance bait stations intercept foraging termites before they get into your property, affecting the termite's ability to shed its exoskeleton (which causes them to die).

Because the bait is less toxic than table salt, termite baiting stations can quickly eliminate whole colonies—without harming your property or causing further damage to the environment.

We place the Exterra stations around your building's external perimeter, often embedded in the soil, and inspect them regularly until termites are intercepted and eliminated.

Termite Barrier Treatments

An effective solution for concrete slab properties, termite barriers can either be physical or chemical.

Most new homes are now built with physical termite barriers, which come in the form of specially treated plastic or metal mesh sheeting around the edges of the concrete slab.

There are four approved pesticides for chemical barrier treatments that can be used, all of which vary in their chemical make-up, toxicity, and lifespan. However, due to the breakdown of these pesticides over time, the perimeter needs constant monitoring before being re-treated periodically to ensure your property remains protected.

Termite inspections should be carried out before termite barriers are installed. If active termites are found inside, they must be treated before the barriers are installed.

Keeping Perth Pest Free For 36 Years

Bug Busters opened up shop in 1986—and the founder still works here today!

Over the past 36 years, we've successfully carried out pest control contracts for Defence Housing Australia, the Department of Housing, Rottnest Island, major shopping centres, public and private schools, police stations, local government, hospitals, and of course, many, many homes. In fact, we proudly service over 2,500 homes with pest control every year!

Our priority at Bug Busters is to provide long term protection from all pests, with treatment costs that don't break the bank. Our customer focus, expert knowledge, and excellent service make us the stand-out name for pest control in Perth!

Why Choose Bug Busters As Your Termite Treatment Experts?

At Bug Busters, we’ve established a reputation as the trusted termite treatment specialists in Perth and Western Australia.

We understand the damage termites cause to your property—and the stress it puts on home and business owners. Every pest control service we offer comes with an industry leading warranty, but for termites, we extend that offer up to 5 years (depending on the chemical used and subject to annual termite inspections). We'll even explain in writing why we believe our warranties are the best in the country!

Contact Bug Busters today for a full timber pest inspection and protect your home from damage and infestation.

Signs Of A Termite Infestation

Termites leave several clues to let you know they're in town.

Fortunately, some of these are more obvious than others—so if you do spot any of the following tell-tale signs, get in touch with your local pest control technicians immediately!

  • Stuck windows or doors.

  • Flying termites (aka termite swarmers).

  • Discarded wings near home entry points—like windows, doors, foundations.

  • Pencil sized mud tubes, often around your property foundations.

  • Termite droppings (aka frass), which for obvious reasons, look a lot like sawdust.

  • A knocking noise coming from the walls.

  • Damaged, cracked, or blistered wood.

  • Cracked plaster or paint on your walls.

What Types Of Termites Would You Find In Your Home

Subterranean termites: moving to their food source through mud tunnels, subterranean termites need moist soil to survive. Their colour depends on their role in the colony. Workers are pale cream, soldiers are pale cream with a brown head, primary reproductives are black or brown, and supplementary reproductives are white.

Drywood termites: these termites don't need soil to thrive and can live in wood alone. Slightly larger than subterranean types (up to 1/2in), drywood termites are dark to light brown and live in smaller colonies.

Formosan termites: also soil-borne, these are less common than subterranean termites and look different too, with a translucent orange colour and longer body.

Termite Inspections

Why Termite Inspections Are So Important

A termite inspection is the crucial first step in the pest control process, identifying whether active termites are present in your home, if so, how much damage they’ve caused and how to best treat them.

At Bug Busters, our licensed termite pest control specialists will advise you on ways to better protect your Perth property from these wood-boring pests—well into the future.

Our report format has been approved by a panel of specialist pest control experts, certified to carry out reports to the Australian Standards. So you get peace of mind knowing your property is being reported on by a qualified professional.