TERMITE BAITING IS THE MODERN ALTERNATIVE TO TREATING SOIL FOR TERMITES.
LEARN ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF INSTALLING A TERMITE MONITORING AND BAITING SYSTEM TO PROTECT YOUR HOME…
Termite baits are a proven way to control termites and indeed the only reliable way to eliminate termite nests when the nests themselves cannot be found.
Termite monitoring and baiting systems are a great alternative to liquid soil treatments for protecting your home from termites.
AllPro Pest Control don’t have a preference for liquid soil treatments or baiting systems, we simply recommend the best options for your particular situation.
Termite baits consist of highly attractive cellulose (the key component of wood) and a slow acting insecticide.
Termites feed on the bait, taking it back to the nest where it is fed to their nest mates including the queen.
The insecticides are designed to be slow acting so the bait can get taken back to the nest and passed on to all members of the colony without them detecting a problem.
Once the queen is dead the nest is doomed. However, it typically takes between 1-3 months to completely eliminate the colony. The speed of control is dependent on the size of the nest and time of year (baits take longer to work in the colder months).
For more information check out our blog on how termite baits work…
The termite inspection will have identified all the areas where termites are feeding. Plastic bait stations containing the bait are placed at each of these feeding sites.
The termites are attracted into the bait station, feeding on the bait and taking it back to the nest.
Termite activity starts to drop within weeks and after 1-3 months the nest is eliminated.
Other products can be used for elimination, such as dusts, foams and liquids, but baits have a major advantage over these other termite control products in that they have been proven to not only kill the termites in the building, but actually eliminate the nest.
Termite monitoring and baiting systems consists of plastic monitoring stations placed in the ground around the perimeter of the building.
These monitoring stations contain wood attractive to termites. Any termites in the area will find these bait stations and start feeding on the wood.
The monitoring and baiting system is inspected by pest technicians every 6-12 weeks. If termite activity is detected in the monitoring station, termite bait is added.
Termites then feed on the termite bait, eliminating the colony in 1-3 months.
AllPro Pest Control use Trelona, the latest innovation in termite monitoring and baiting.
Trelona be used as a traditional termite monitoring and baiting system, but its real advantage is that it can also be installed with bait from the start, creating a system which is active 24/7.
This active system gives you the peace of mind that the Trelona system is actively protecting your home even between the regular inspections by our pest technicians.
Click on the image below to download the Trelona homeowners brochure
Liquid soil treatments are a great way to protect your home. However, they cannot be used in every situation and you should be concerned with any company which pushes a particular treatment without presenting all the options suitable for your situation.
For example there are three common situations where termite baiting systems are preferred to liquid soil treatments:
From a performance point of view it is important to realise that liquid soil treatments form a treated zone around your home to prevent termite entry, whereas termite baiting systems actually kill the termite nests, reducing the termite pressure on your home.
We always get questions on which termite treatment is better, so if you want the low down go to our blog – Which is the best termite treatment?
For more general information on our termite treatments and the termite treatment process, please go to our termite treatment page.