Termite Baiting System Perth
Baits By Sentricon, Exterra and Trelona
Termite baiting systems are important tools for termite control and termite protection. These are strategically placed inside or outside a building to attract and kill termites. Their job is ultimately to wipe out colonies .
Termite baiting stations are typically cylindrical plastic traps containing cellulose (a structural component of wood), combined with a slow-acting insecticide.
If there is a live termite infestation in your home the insects will find the bait. They´ll feed on it and take it back to their nest where it is fed to other colony members. Consequently, the termiticide will spread throughout the colony.
Colony elimination can take anywhere from three to four weeks to a few months. This depends on the termite species, their level of termite activity, the time of year and the size of the nest. The delayed action is important because it ensures transmission of the lethal poison to nest mates – even those that have never fed on the bait.
The termiticide contains an insect growth regulator that kills termites when they moult, preventing eggs developing. They shed their outer layers periodically from a few weeks to several months. This is another reason why it can take a while to kill entire colonies. However, once the termite treatment has finished you can be sure that the problem will be eliminated.
Termite Baiting Systems: Brands We Recommend
Pest control companies use a variety of baiting systems. While there are some differences between the brands, all can effectively control the wood source of food and property-destroying insects. At Eco Pest Control Perth, we use the following leading makes of baiting systems for our city clients:
Sentricon is the ultimate solution to subterranean termite damage control, with a scientifically designed baiting system that eliminates colonies quickly and effectively; an entire colony can be eliminated quickly – even the queen!
Termite Bait System (ATBS) with Trelona holds up to 248 grams of bait and is designed to encourage pest interception and quick feeding.
Termite bait systems with an attractant to draw in white ants that are foraging in your garden. They feed on the bait take it back to the colony, where it is fed to nest mates. What follows is 100% colony elimination, according to Exterra.
How Do Termite Baiting Systems Work?
When there is a termite attack inside a home, the bait stations are placed near to where the insects are currently feeding. Bait systems do not attract new white ants into the area only those that are already present.
To stop the pests in their tracks, our termite baiting service encompasses the following steps:
Following a pest inspection of your Perth house or business, we´ll strategically install the plastic baiting stations. Typically, these are placed at three-meter intervals and are buried into the ground near where termites are feeding. This is important so they can easily find the traps.
This is the pre-baiting stage, where we add strips of oak timber to the baits. Scout termites tasked with the job of locating attracting food sources for worker termites to feed on can’t resist the bait. Consequently, they easily find the stations. They leave behind a colony-specific scent that other termites follow. This sets up a feeding connection with the termite colony.
We regularly monitor the stations, and once a sufficient enough number of termites have started feeding, we add the slow-acting termiticide. The termites cannot detect the toxin, so they carry it back to their nests.
Note that some bait stations do not have to be monitored because the termiticide is there from the start.
Termite Baits FAQ
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about baiting systems.
Can you refill termite baiting systems yourself?
Typically, the components of termite baiting stations need to be replaced every 12 months. And, yes, you can refill baits yourself. We advise you to wear gloves as you´re dealing with toxic materials and possibly termites.
However, to ensure the best results we always recommend professionals handle the job such as technicians at Eco Pest Control Perth. Also, some bait manufacturers will only guarantee their products if installed and refilled by pest control technicians.
How much does installation cost?
The cost of termite bait station installation in the city depends on numerous factors. They include the size of your property and the number of stations required. To give you an idea, the average cost of initial installation can be anywhere from around $1,000 to $4,000.
Are there any ongoing fees?
Yes, there are ongoing fees with termite bait systems. These relate to yearly monitoring which can be approximately $200 to $300.
A termite baiting system provides safeguarding for an average lowset 3-4 bedroom home and typically requires a one time installation fee of $2000-$3000. Following this, annual maintenance costs range from as low as $300 to up to $1000 depending on the complexity of protection required.
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Eco Pest Control Perth is here to answer all your questions about baiting systems.
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