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Termites or white ants are the most destructive pests found in Australian homes. Unfortunately, these creatures are both hard to detect and control. Statistics show that at least 1 out of 4 homes suffers from termite infestation.

Timber and wood products are the most vulnerable to termite attacks. They contain cellulose, the termites’ darling. The destruction can be costly if termites attack and you fail to detect them on time. That’s why every homeowner must invest in proper termite control methods.

Termite baiting systems are one of the termite management and control methods. It is a widely used method across all Australian provinces and states. If you are wondering what the method entails, tag along, and we’ll give you everything you need to know.

What are Termite Baiting Systems?

Termite baiting systems are installed underground around the property they are securing. They can also be inside a house if there are existing termite tunnels.

A monitoring system will attract the termites to the bait before entering your building.

If detected, the active baits are installed that kill termites before reaching your house. They are a mixture of cellulose and slow-acting insecticide. Their ultimate goal is to eradicate the entire termite colony.

Once the termites take the baits, they transfer them back to the colony, thus poisoning the rest.

How do termite baiting systems work?

The first step when you contact us is to inspect your home. Then, we’ll install the stations with baits to attract the termites. We will keep on inspecting the station for a predetermined period.

Suppose we notice termite activity, and the active baits are installed. This ingredient kills the termites during moulting. As the termites feed on the bait, they swallow this component. They also transport it back to the nest.

The inhibitor doesn’t kill the termites immediately. But once it starts taking effect, it can wipe out the entire colony within 6-12 weeks. The slow action effect lures enough termites to the station and spread time.

Termite Bait Station Installation

Termite bait stations are underground around the property to secure. Although, on some rare occasions, they can be inside a house on existing termite tunnels.

A bait station consists of a perforated hollow cylinder and a bait. The perforations provide the termites with pathways to enter and leave the station. As they do so, they establish a colony-specific smell that attracts their nest mates to the stations.

The bait stations are set up at least 600mm from the house’s foundations. This is crucial to prevent the station from interfering with treated soil. You should also ensure that the stations are at intervals of three meters around the building or randomly in the garden in high-risk areas.

Type of Termite Baiting System Used

Total Inspections recommends Trelona Advance Termite Bait System. We are certified to install and monitor this system.

Trelona Advance Termite Bait System

If you suspect your home of an active termite colony, Trelona Advance is the best baiting system. It uses a stronger active component known as Novaluron. Unlike its counterpart, Trelona Advance needs a lesser dosage.

There are two ways you can use this system. One is following the traditional method of installation and quarterly inspections. After installation, you insert an inspection cartridge in the station. When termite activity is noticed, the inspection cartridge is replaced with a Trelona bait cartridge.

The second method is necessary if there is termite activity already. Instead of an inspection cartridge, the technician installs Trelona ATBS Direct Bait Kit. The bait used here is very attractive, and termites find it fast. They then start feeding and spreading to their nestmates.

Advantages of Termite Baiting Systems

There are several methods of termite control. You might be wondering which is the best for your property. Below are some of the benefits you reap if you choose a termite baiting system;

They are non-intrusive. No need to dig trenches or big holes when installing bait stations. So, your compound and house remain undisturbed.

No need for booster treatments. Termite bait systems are standalone control methods that do not require supplementary treatment. Except for the periodic refilling, you don’t need any other treatment.

They show termite activity. Before treatment, the termite baiting systems monitor the termite activity. It is easier to control the colony when you know the termite activities.

Bating systems are less toxic. Most of the baits used in the systems are less toxic and thus do not poison the environment.

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