Learn how to set up termite traps (white ants? . . same thing) and bait around your home in 3 simple steps.
Step 1 – Placing the traps
Termites and white ants live in nests underground, often quite a distance from where you may have found them.
Termite ‘scouts’ leave the nest to forage for food.
By placing traps around your house and garden you provide termites with an easy-to-find food source – once they have found the trap, they move in, seal it up, make it their own.
Here are some areas you would place the traps.
Around the outside of the house . . .
. . . near expansion joints in concrete
. . . near previously damaged timber
and near wood and wood piles in the garden.
The trap is filled with pieces of Tasmanian Oak sourced from sustainable forests. Its open to allow the termites easy access to set up home.
Step 2 – Inspecting the traps
The patented design of the Termi-Brick allows you to quickly and easily see which traps have attracted white ants – without disturbing them.
Once inside the trap, their instincts drive them to block up the hole with mud.
Once you find traps with this mud “we’ve arrived” signal, this is your cue to start the baiting process.
Step 3 – Adding bait
Termite Trap Colony Killer Bait contains an insect growth inhibitor called chlorfluazuron.
It is deadly to the life cycle of the termites – but completely safe to you, your family, pets and wildlife.
By using this bait you can kill off whole termite colonies – not just termites that you may have found in and around your house.
Here’s how you do it.
- A carton of bait includes 6 conveniently sized individual pouches.
- Peeling back the label, you add 600ml of water, no need to stir
- Aligning the hole of the pouch with the hole in the trap allows the termites free access to harvest the bait, and take it back to their nest.
The termites take the bait back to the colony where it not only kills them – but the whole nest! It will take multiple feeds but it is the most certain way to kill termite colonies.
You are now an expert in the use of the simple but deadly TermiteTrap.
Frequently Asked Questions.
If you place the Termi-Bricks around the house with the dog locked in the garage or the car where he/she can’t see you put them down, there is no reason for the dog to believe they are a movable plaything. When you let the pooch loose, some investigatory sniffing will occur but as it doesn’t play back, it will be ignored. In all our trials and in all the ones we’ve sent out, not one dog story has come back to us.
As for kids? They are supposed to leave things alone if they are told, so tell them. After all, you have your home investment to protect.
The Colony Killer Termite Bait is approved by the APVMA in Canberra (the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority) for use by homeowners.
Which product option do you need?
We have 3 purchase options available.
* Recommended – This pack includes 22 Termi-Bricks in a carton, and a carton of Colony Killer Termite Bait (6 individual feeders). You’ll save buying this kit rather then buying the components separately.
$680 - Free Shipping
You outlay less by buying the traps only. You would then buy bait in the future when you need it.
There are 22 Termi-Bricks in a carton, enough for most homes. Place them ON surfaces. No digging or drilling is required. Spreading them is a 10 minute job you do once and they’ll last more than a decade. After a successful baiting, they can be refilled with more timber so the monitoring cycle continues.
$440 – Free Shipping
There are 6 feeders in a carton. This is enough to kill a large colony or a couple of small ones. Feeders can be placed on top of a TermiteTrap once termites have attacked. You can choose to wait and buy the Bait once you have live termites aggregated and ready to feed. (Although, there are savings if you buy bait as a part of the system).
$260 – Free Shipping
The TermiteTrap system is used by thousands of homeowners.
The big question everyone asks at first is:
Do The Traps Really Work?
Read these success stories from real people all over Australia.
“less than 10% of what I was quoted by the local pest bloke” Len, Hornsby NSW
“”Nice to know some products do what they claim. . . “Adrian, Capalaba, QLD
“Good on you… and thanks. . . ” Maurie D. Adelaide. SA
“I did as you said and the termites have finally gone. . . ” Meg H. Balingup WA
“so simple and so low in cost which also works. . . ” Derek K. ACT
“We’ve killed 3 different nests. . . ” David S. St George, QLD
“Thanks for the advice. Your videos are great!!! Gave your website URL to a colleague today as I have been impressed with your website and service.” Regards Angus
How does this system compare to other systems available?
There are a number of termite monitor and bait systems in Australia. We think ours is the best. View our comparison below to learn why.
(These cannot be compared to the above Types according to Ease of Installation, Inspection or Adding treatment because these tasks are performed by the service company and you pay for the service.)
In Ground Containers
Unobtrusive, can be installed even in concrete paths and driveways around the buildings
Those flush with the garden and lawn surface can be covered and lost. As Service personnel change and ‘maps’ are lost, this happens quite often. Despite the best intentions of the Providers or Manufacturers of such systems, too many Principals and technicians of the service companies can be slack and don’t adhere to the proposed and agreed periods between inspections. The annual Inspection fee is around $800- $1000 a year and there is additional charges for the multiple visits to add bait if termite attack occurs. This may be known and agreed upon at the outset but after a year or two, many homeowners feel the charge is excessive and stop paying and the monitors (if not retrieved by the Company) are left in the ground unmonitored because the homeowner is unable or reluctant to use tools to open them. This is a loss of invested effort and about $4000+ for a couple of years of monitoring.
By comparison, the TermiteTraps cost $440 for 22 monitors and can last for decades, be easily monitored and shifted if necessary but you do have to look at them every three months or so. (Provide us with your email address and we’ll remind you)
About the Inventor
Ion Staunton is an entomologist with over 40 years experience in the pest control industry. He’s a past trainer of Australian pest control technicians and the author of the text books that they use. He was the first in the world to design a DIY system for homeowners. His company Termite Trap Pty Ltd has been growing and innovating to meet the specific needs of DIY homeowners for over 10 years.
We’re so confident that you will be delighted by the quality of our products and the helpful advice from our team that we offer a full no-nonsense, no-questions-asked guarantee.
If, when your TermiteTraps arrive by AusPost e-Parcel Service, you decide they are not what you expected or you don’t think they are suitable for your needs, you can return them for a full refund.
- It works on the subterranean termites (white ants — same thing) the ones that cause 99% of the damage bill to Australian homes. You can see from the testimonials that we’ve had happy customers over the years. The pest professionals have been using this system of monitors and baiting since it was first devised back at the millennium. They still use it — because it works. They haven’t caught up to us yet; they are still burying their monitors flush with the ground. And they charge a lot more money.
- It doesn’t work on the mound builders and other nuisance termites that mainly eat leaf litter, dead grass and very decayaffected
wood. We tell you how to sort out these nuisances from the serious termites in our Termite Identification Page. We even have an email-in Photo ID Service. All this is so you don’t spend time, effort and money on termites of little consequence.
How to Order
There are 3 easy ways to order.
- Order Online. By following the Buy Now links on this page, you’ll be taken to our secure shopping cart where you can purchase the product or kit of your choice.
- Order by Phone. Call us on 1800 20 30 20 to ask final questions before you place your order with our friendly team.
- Order by mail or fax. If you prefer, you can download our order form located here and mail or fax your order through to us.
Want to do some more research?
We have articles here about DIY termite treatment & termite control, pictures of termites and information about defending your home against termites. Here is a ‘map’ to help you find your way around.
Termite Control – This page discusses control of termites based on geography and types of construction.
Termite Treatment – Detailed information about treating termites in different situations including termites in wood, mounds, fence plasterers & nests in trees
Termite Pictures – This page gives you images of the different types of termites, those which are serious and those which are nuisances.
Termite Inspections – How to do your own termite inspection as well, (or better) than many professionals.
Termite Identification Service -a free service to identify, if we can, the type of pest that you are encountering. Send us a photo by email
and some details and we’ll do our best to give you precise advice.
The termite treatment blog – A collection of articles about termites, their control & treatment in Australia