1. House under attack from termites
The first step in the Monitoring and Baiting program is a thorough inspection of your property by a fully accredited and licensed pest manager. Your pest manager will determine the nature of the threat and recommend cultural changes you should make, as well as determining optimal placement of the Monitoring and Baiting Stations.
2. Monitoring & Baiting Stations are placed around your property
The stations are checked regularly for evidence of termite activity. If termites are actively attacking your home, internal above-ground stations are installed. Above-ground stations are valuable because they allow your termite problem to be dealt with quickly, right at the point of termite attack - right now. This can mean a significant decrease in the time between system installation and colony elimination.
3. Termites are intercepted by the Baiting & Monitoring stations
Foraging termites are easily detected in the stations. The open cavity design of the Exterra in-ground station allows for termite attack to be observed without disturbing the feeding termites. This is very important. And the interceptors are also not disturbed during the bait application process.
There are several advantages to baiting, but two are paramount. First, the termite bait actually eliminates the termite colony. The second important advantage is the dramatic reduction in the amounts of pesticide necessary for termite control.
4. The termite bait
The bait is of very low toxicity to you, your family, your pets and the environment - but deadly to termites. And it is always contained in the termite monitoring stations, so it is only accessible to the termites. The termites feed on the bait and take it back to the colony, where it is fed slowly throughout the entire colony.
5. Termite colony is eliminated by the bait.
Once colony control is obtained, fresh interceptors are placed in the stations and ‘peace of mind’ monitoring continues. Your property always remains susceptible to future attack from new termite colonies or other established colonies in your area. To relieve this constant threat, the program works on an ongoing process of monitoring, baiting and eliminating. This makes its use ideal as an ongoing early warning system.