Termite Monitoring Stations
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Termite Bait Stations
Termite control has evolved quite a bit in the past few years as new options for termite elimination have become available to keep termite populations under control. Recently, for this reason, bait stations have become popular as an option for termite control around your home.
Termite bait stations use an attractive bait that is used to draw in termites, which provides a targeted treatment to attack termites in the places they are active, rather than other forms of termite treatment like tenting which covers large areas, or a perimeter soil treatment which targets the perimeter of your home. Through the use of termite bait and monitoring systems, you can find termites early without the use of chemicals to test for termite activity.
Bait systems use much less insecticide in very specific locations so they are considered more eco-friendly than other forms of termite control. Another benefit of termite monitoring stations is that termite bait installation can be much easier than other forms of treatment and control.
Termite Bait Monitoring Stations
Monitoring bait stations are employed when there is no known termite activity present. Because termites forage and feed constantly and they feed at many different locations within their foraging area, it’s important to keep track of where termites are and to figure out exactly where they are feeding.
Essentially, termite monitoring stations are placed in areas where foraging termites will discover them. This may mean burying them in the ground around the perimeter of your home or foundation. A pest control specialist may also decide, in unique situations, to place these monitoring systems inside your home. Once termites have found these monitoring stations, the choice is to proceed with the best course of control for your particular situation. Essentially, to make sure that you’re not missing any termites, monitoring stations are placed around your home. When termites find these monitoring stations (and this can take several years) then you begin to treat that area with bait or termiticides.
Active Bait Stations
If the termites have figured out that there are tasty treats in the monitoring stations, it is time to add termiticide, a slow-acting poison, to the bait. This must be administered carefully so that no termites die near the bait station or other termites will catch on and avoid the bait station, defeating its purpose.
A technician will need to come to your home to check on your bait stations periodically.
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