Johnson Group Termite Control Service

Termite is one of the most common pests in Hong Kong, it is inevitable for us to have wooden material at home, however, they are easy targets for termite to settle into. Often it is too late when we find termites at our home, and it is very hard to prevent by ourselves.

Found in 1947, Johnson Group won the reputation with great termite control services. Over 70 years of experience along with cutting-edge tools and materials, we offer the ultimate professional termite control experience to our clients. Our specialists will first observe and locate all the termite colonies, then come up with a tailor-made plan for our clients. After the first service, we will provide a warranty period of 12-months, in which we will provide any follow-up services for free should the termite problem reoccurred. The one-stop service is your best bet for combatting termite infestations


Benefits of Using Our Service

  • FLIR® Thermographic Camera Locates Monitoring termite activities
  • Termatrac® T3i Termite Detecting Device Detects mud-leads, nests and entry points
  • Video Borescope Monitors termite activities
  • Up to 12 months of Warranty Period, With 3 Days of Mandatory On-site Services
  • Thorough Inspection and Evaluation During Control Service
  • Combinations of Bayer® Liquid Termiticide and Termite Baits to eliminate termite colonies, creating a barrier to prevent termite infection.


  • The concrete schedule of pest control will be determined by the actual circumstance and environment of the pest problem
  • Space under 400 sq ft will be charged as a 400 sq ft space too

12-month All-round Protection – Exclusive Renovation Wooden Material Termite Prevention

Upon receiving reports of termites, Johnson Group’s specialists will first conduct a on-site inspection. Then our team will carry out the termite control measures in the 1st, 2nd and 8th month* after the inspection. If the problem re-occurred during the 12-month warranty period (counting from the 1st service), any additional services would be free of charge.

For clients who are undergoing renovation/construction procedures, who seeks prevention measures against termite, Johnson Group will exclusively handle all the wooden material by spraying the termiticide for free. So that you would not have to worry about potential threat from termites when moving in.

*The actual termite control schedule and procedure might differ according to the infection situation, constructions, and environment. Feel free to contact us for more detail.



The common termite species can be found in Hong Kong and Taiwan is called Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus). The other two common genus within subterranean termite family (Rhinotermitidae) are Reticulitermes and Heterotermes. The group as a whole is so-named because their activities are usually associated to some extent with the soil.

Subterranean termites invade your premises mainly by two methods. The first one will be termite swarm during early spring, a swarmer is a reproductive individual within the colony. Other names for reproductive individuals are the terms queen and king. Swarmers emerge from the ground or soil and mate in flight. They then drop their wings. Males die after mating. When mated females find suitable habitats (with moisture and wood), they are then ready to begin laying eggs and forming a new colony.

The second method is that, subterranean termites access aboveground wood in buildings through protected cracks and cavities. Normally, termites live in colonies underground, from which they build tunnels in search of food, they are able to reach food above the ground level by building mud tubes (mud shelter), as long as they can find tiny cracks or wood, they may start invading your home.

Termites and Ants

Like other insects, termites have six legs and a body divided into three main parts i.e. Head, Thorax and Abdomen. A pair of straight antennae is situated on the head. People always confuse termites with ants because of their somewhat similar appearance. The simple ways to distinguish termites from ants is that, termites have straight bead-like antennae and an abdomen that is broadly joined at the thorax; Ants in contrast, have elbowed antennae and a petiole (waist), which is constricted. Winged ants have differently-sized fore and hind wings while termites have same-sized fore and hind wings.


Termites colonies contain distinct types of castes (individuals) that differ in both form and function i.e. Reproductives, workers and soldiers. 

This is hard to quantify the size and foraging range of termites. A large colony contained about 1 – 7 million foragers and could travel distance up to 100 m. A small colony contained only 55,000 individuals and occupied foraging areas less than 20 meter square.

Termites can consume a wide assortment of cellulose foods including living and dead wood, roots, grass, paper, cardboard, fiberboard and other plant-based materials.

The rate and extent of structural damage depends on many factors and conditions like food types, moisture content and also the amount of competing food sources, it is extremely hard to predict with confidence how long an infestation has been present. However, some studies show a large colony could consume 0.5 – 1 kg of wood each day.

Termites are small, white, tan, or black

Termites belong to the insect order Isoptera, an ancient insect group that dates back more than 100 million years. The Latin name Isoptera means “equal wing”and refers to the fact that the front set of wings on a reproductive termite is similar in size and shape to the hind set. In nature they make many positive contributions to the world’s ecosystems. Their greatest contribution is the role they play in recycling wood and plant material. It is however, termites become a problem when they consume structural lumber.

Exclusive Technology

Johnson Group Termite Management Systems – equips the most innovative and exclusive technology in termite management. We introduce FLIR® Thermographic Camera for Termite Activity Diagnostics; Termatrac® T3i (Termite Detector); and Borescope Termite Inspection as a standard inspection & treatment tools and requires no additional costs from you.

FLIR® Thermographic Camera

Locating termite activities

Infrared thermography is the easiest and quickest method to detect heat and moisture in structures or buildings. An infrared camera shows exactly where the problems are and helps focus termite professionals’ attention allowing them to properly diagnose areas with termite activity.

Thermographic Termite Inspection – Infrared thermography is the easiest and quickest method to detect heat and moisture in structures or buildings. An infrared camera shows exactly where the problems are and helps focus termite professionals’ attention allowing them to properly diagnose areas with termite activity.

Thermal Camera helps our professionals quickly scan large areas to pinpoint

  • water intrusion, find moisture beneath the surfaces
  • mud tubes (mud shelters)
  • nesting locations

Termatrac® T3i – Termite Detector

Detecting mud-leads, nests and entry points

The Termatrac® T3i has revolutionized the practice of professional termite detection by combining the three critical technologies required to competently and efficiently detect, locate and confirm the presence of termites:
  • Termatrac’s latest patented Termite Detection Radar
  • Advanced Remote Thermal Sensor with Laser Guide
  • Advanced Moisture Sensor

The 3-in-1 functionality makes the Termatrac® T3i become one of the best available tools for our Professionals.

Termite risk areas are easily identified using the Remote Thermal Sensor with Laser Guide and/or the built in Moisture Sensor. Termatrac’s patented Termite Detection Radar is then used to accurately detect, confirm and track the presence of termites, plus precisely locate nests, mud-leads, and entry points to ensure a cost-efficient and effective treatment.

SafePRO® Borescope

Monitoring termite activities

Nothing can be comparable with visual evidence. It can sometimes prove invaluable in situation where conventional inspection methods are inadequate. SafePRO® Borescope can be used to inspect hollow trees/roots and inaccessible areas i.e. false ceilings, voids behind walls etc. where traditionally could not be uncovered by the use of microwave or CO2 type detectors.

SafePRO® Borescope enables our technicians to see into areas that are otherwise inaccessible for visual inspection. The palm-sized video borescope is equipped with an LED light source, TFT display, camera and recorder, it can let you see through what is actually moving underneath the mud shelters and behind finished walls. Typically, a hole (~5mm) is drilled and the optical lens is inserted into the desired viewing areas.

Exclusive Material

Bayer Premise® SC200 Liquid Termiticide

HK Reg. no. 2P256 (SC)

Premise is a non-repellent termiticide, that provides economical structural protection combined with a colony management effect. Premise is a sustainable solution for termite control. It is water-based and has been designed to provide protection at extremely low doses, utilising an active ingredient with a good safety and environmental profile.


  • Treatments that everyone can live with-except termites (the active ingredient Imidacloprid has very low mammalian toxicity to humans and other warm-blooded animals).
  • Termites do not detect imidacloprid and will freely tunnel into treated soil/wood. However, they soon stop feeding, become disoriented, sluggish and eventually die about 4-6 weeks after termiticide application.
  • Termites exposed to imidacloprid-treated materials can transfer lethal concentrations to unexposed nestmates.
  • Success without smell, no odor and airborne residues

Why Premise® SC200

Killing – Premise® allows termites to enter the treatment zone, but after a short distance they are affected by the chemical and control is achieved immediately. They become disoriented and dysfunctional, stop feeding and are no longer able to coordinate their tunneling through the soil.

Prevention – Premise® continues to move slowly in the soil for several days after application, ensuring more even distribution. This will create a continuous barrier with no breaks and weak spots.

Premise® is now registered for exterior perimeter termite treatments.

Perimeter label allows you to focus your treatments where termite infestations are most likely to occur Less Intrusive. No inside treatments required unless there are active termite infestations found during inspection Less drilling required, compared to conventional treatments Less labor and chemical required Complete exterior perimeter treatment of the home required.

There’s proof to back it up Bayer compiled research from 2003 – 2006 in over 3,000 structures in 22 states: Over 40 PMPs and 23 University Researchers participated in the study All termite species were represented Showed Premise provided greater than 98% control of termites.


Premise works by killing termites, and because contaminated termites transfer it to other termites before they die, it kills not only those entering the treated soil, but also many of the termites back in the colony. This colony management effect greatly increases the success of termite control, as termites are eliminated, not just where the soil is treated, but also back their source – the termite colony.

Our Clients

Proven track records

Liquid termiticide to soils during pre-construction stage

Client reference
Sun Fook Kong Construction Limited
Taisei-Hip Hing Joint Venture
Shimizu-China State J.V.
Leighton Constructors (Asia) Limited

Case references
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Disney’s Hollywood Hotel
Disneyland Main Street
Disneyland Tomorrowland
Disneyland Space Mountain
Disneyland Buzz Lightyear
Disneyland Disney Storybook Theatre
Disneyland Iron Man Experience
Disneyland Back of House Building
Disneyland Toys Story
Disneyland Mystic Point
Disneyland Grizzly Gulch

Client reference

Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited

Case references

Cheung Kong Centre, 2 Queen’s road, Central

Termite control to residential buildings (with liquid termiticide)

Client reference

Hong Kong Housing Authority i.e. authorized termite applicator since 1995

Case references

All public estates and parks

Termite control to cable trench (with liquid termiticide)

Client reference

The Hongkong Electric Company Limited

Case reference
Lamma Power Station

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