Pest Control Byron Bay

Termite activity also known as termite leads

Termite activity under the floorboards

Byron Bay is often described as 'where the ocean meets the rainforest'. Byron is located in a sub tropical zone which is typically home to many hundreds of species of insects. Many of these insects we will either never see or perhaps only get a fleeting glimpse.

There are quite few well adapted insects however that can easily become either nuisance pests or health pests in your home or become very destructive pests like termites if they take residence in your house.

Ants and termites are the pests that are most requested for treatment in and around Byron Bay with rats and mice a close second.

Byron’s history of settlement has meant that the homes here are built from a huge range of materials and are of varying construction designs. This fact together with the sub tropical climate create one of the most challenging pest management environments I have come across.

There are lots of environmentally wise or 'eco friendly' things you can do that will reduce the impact of these common pests found around Byron and that don't require toxic chemicals.


  • Trim overhanging branches
  • Keep moisture away from the house
  • Keep water pooling or moisture from under the house
  • Keep leaf litter to a minimum.

I can honestly say that the Byron Bay business centre has the most termite attacks that I have ever seen in a business precinct!

It has been my experience that no shop or building in Byron is safe from termites unless they have an active termite monitoring program.

To give you an idea of what kind of threat termites have become in Byron Bay today I can use the example of the exclusive enclave of Wategos which has homes built on hills and rocks and some of the multimillion dollar properties found there have had such extensive termite damage that they have had to be almost completely rebuilt.

Another prevalent pest in Byron Bay is the black ant and this is because of the local's love affair with the palm tree. Palm trees provide food for the ants and the sandy soil around Byron also gives the black ant tremendous opportunity and scope to expand their colonies. A typical Byron Bay home with a few palm trees in the area is the perfect place to nest and look after the thousands of offspring that, if untreated, can almost overtake the home.

Please phone us on 02 6685 4490 to have a chat about your particular pest problem or for any other information you need in regard to pest control in or around your local home or business.

I am sure we can fix your problem so if you are worried please don't hesitate to make an immediate booking for a pest inspection or pest treatment.


At Sanctuary Pest Control and Termite Management we have always believed that your home is your sanctuary and a place where you and your family should be able to relax in a safe and healthy environment.

However, having a safe and healthy environment can depend on the pest treatments carried out to your home!
Our reputation has been built on safe, environmentally responsible and effective management of all pests.

From one bedroom units to large homes and grounds in Byron Bay we have looked after countless properties and treated every sort of pest. That includes the general nasties such as cockroaches, ants, spiders, mosquitoes and midges to rodent control and full termite management and protection programs.



Proprietor: Michael Powell.