What Are Termite Bait Stations?
People always have questions regarding termite bait stations. What is their purpose? Are they effective? Don’t worry, we will try to answer all your questions below!
The word ‘destruction’ springs to mind when you think of termites in a structure. These tiny pests may be small, but the damage they can cause is astronomical. Professionals have a thorough understanding of how termites can enter a home undetected and begin stealthily chomping away at your most important investment.
If you notice any signs of termites in or around your building, understand that you may require an advanced termite bait system, and some professional help from an expert near you.
Let’s have a look at some basics about termite elimination and prevention by using a termite baiting system.
What is a Termite Baiting Station?
Applying liquid pesticide around a building has turned into a ‘traditional’ technique, better known as a “termiticide”. Termite infestation can also be controlled by treating the soil with a liquid pesticide.
However, a termite baiting system employs a very advanced approach. In baits, expert pest control services prefer to deploy small amounts of products such as ‘smart missiles’ to terminate the entire population of these intruders.
A termite baiting system is established through the installation of small plastic bait stations around the property. Depending on the size of the property, an average of 24 bait stations should be installed. The bait stations contain wooden inserts, paper, cardboard or other acceptable termite food, once termites have been located in the bait station the application of an insect growth regulator will be applied to the area that destroys the termite’s exo-skeleton, the termites are unable to moult their exo-skeletons for new growth and die off and eliminate their active colony.
Always hire an expert who can strategise an advance termite bait system. This advanced technique for termite control consists of cellulose that is combined with an insecticide that acts slowly yet effectively. So, you can relax while the termite barriers are doing their job!
Yes, a termite monitoring system for exterminating and controlling a termite infestation is very effective. If you don’t trust the words, you can experience it by hiring a team of professional termite exterminators.
Termite baiting is a popular choice among Australian property owners as it is a proven, safe, and effective method for termite control. Termite bait stations can be used to treat almost every species of termites, and the ‘termiticide’ in the bait, while toxic to termites isn’t harmful to you and your family.
Most systems are designed to be regularly serviced and baited for effective termite control and termite elimination on the property. The recommended time interval is every 4 weeks when the baiting system is found to have active termites inside the station and every 3 months if no active termites are found inside the stations over a 12-month program. Thereafter, regular servicing of the bait system should be carried out.
The most common size for a termite bait station is 177.8mm Long and 120mm wide but all systems differ in size and shape
At Safeguard Pest Control, we use termite baiting systems to get rid of every sort of termite infestation.
For more information regarding termite control and prevention, feel free to contact us!
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