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Termite baiting with Exterra is a straightforward and simple multi-step process. The first step is the installation of stations in the ground at regular intervals around the structure. The stations are inspected at periodic intervals for the presence of termite activity in the station.
If termites are found in a station, the station is baited. Baited stations are inspected on a regular basis and rebaited as needed. When termite feeding in a station ceases for a length of time, any remaining bait is removed at which point the process begins again. This is necessary in case the colony was not completely eliminated or other nearby termite colonies invade the area vacated by the previous colony.
Interceptors are specially cut pieces of a type of wood that is highly preferred by termites. Before a station is used, six wooden interceptors are placed in the station in such a way that they line the interior of the station while resting against the outer walls of the station. Because the walls of the station have numerous openings in them to the exterior, the interceptors come in direct contact with the earth when the station is installed in the ground. Once the station is installed, randomly foraging termites discover the interceptors and begin feeding on them. This feeding establishes termite activity in the station and is referred to as interception. Once termites are intercepted, Labyrinth Termite Bait is installed in the station.
After many years of research, the answer is YES! Our non-toxic, easy to use FOCUS granules are scientifically proven to attract termites. FOCUS works by emitting CO2 much like rotting wood or existing termite nests. FOCUS can be added to any bait station to decrease termite discovery time.
Termites are scavengers always in search of a new source dead cellulose. Termite baiting systems rely on the nature of termites to randomly and continually forage in the area around their nest in a never ending search for new sources of food. However, interception is not a foolproof process. One reason that termites may not be intercepted in a station is that there are no termite colonies present in the ground in the area close to the station. Also, as randomly as termites feed, they may simply fail to find the station. This is why, if after a period of time termites are not intercepted in a station, it is sometimes advisable that an unvisited station be moved to another nearby spot to see if termites can be intercepted there.
The Labyrinth Termite Bait label directs that in ground stations be installed at a structure based on three criteria - close to areas of the structure known to be infested with termites (if any), in areas of expected termite feeding in the ground (such as areas of moderate moisture and cellulose in contact with the ground) and a catchall requirement of a maximum distance between stations. A maximum distance apart requirement is necessary to make sure that termites never have to forage too far to find a station. Above ground stations are placed in contact with parts of the structure known to be infested with termites.
Originally the Sentricon system was a plastic bait station with a small piece timber in the middle which acted as an attractant. In order to perform an inspection, that piece of timber needed removing, which would disrupt the termites. This of course became problematic because it would lead to the termites either retreating from the station, or potentially spreading elsewhere. Disturbing termites is never advised as it can worsen the problem (they spread).
The Sentricon Always Active system is more expensive than the Exterra system, however they promote a cheaper maintenance schedule which of course suggest only performing inspections every 3 months. As already mentioned, this can lead to issues, especially if the bait is eaten from the station before that time.
If you discover any signs of termite activity around your home we can help with an affordable and effective treatment solution specifically suited to your home. Call us today and one of our friendly technicians will help you schedule an inspection. We look forward to working with you.
The first step of using EXTERRA is to install In-ground Stations around your property where termites are likely to be foraging for food. The Stations contain wooden interceptors that numerous, independent, studies have shown are the termites preferred food source.
EXTERRA Above-ground Stations are the preferred approach when termites are already in your home. LABYRINTH Termite Bait is placed in the safe and sealed Station when it is installed. Above-ground Stations speed up the process of colony elimination. After the termite colony is eliminated, the Above-ground Stations are removed.
Termites are easily detected in the EXTERRA Stations. The unique (patented) design of the EXTERRA Station allows for termites to be seen without disturbing them. This is very important. And the termites are not disturbed when the LABYRINTH Termite Bait is added either.
LABYRINTH Termite Bait is added without disturbing the termites. This is vital to achieve quick and consistent results. LABYRINTH is highly palatable to termites and they readily consume it in preference to wood. LABYRINTH is also non-toxic to you and your pets.
The termites feed on the LABYRINTH and take it back to the colony where it is fed slowly throughout the entire colony. Since the termites die gradually, they do not associate the colony's demise with the consumption of LABYRINTH. This ensures that the entire colony is eliminated.
Any remaining LABYRINTH is removed. Fresh interceptors are placed in the In-ground Stations, and the Above-ground Stations are removed. To protect you against the constant threat from new termite colonies or other established colonies, the EXTERRA System works on an ongoing process of 'Peace of Mind' monitoring, baiting and eliminating.
The Exterra termite bait system has only been around for about a decade, but it has proven itself to be one of the best systems on the market. Find out why this product is one that we use here at Pest-Ex and why we consider it the industry leader in terms of termite protection.
The Exterra baiting stations contain a product called Requiem, a substance that contains cellulose. It is a common known fact that termites eat wood, but the specific thing that they are after is actually the cellulose within the wood. Once in contact with Requiem, (which also contains moisture), the termites will start consuming it in place of timber. They will then naturally feed it back throughout the colony over one to three months, which in turn kills off the entire nest.
Our company has been using the Exterra Termite bait system for about a decade now and for good reason. More than simply being effective in the removal of termites, the real success lies in the patented design of the station itself.
One benefit of the bait itself is that it comes in a powdered formula, which can be mixed in accordance to the weather. In other words, we can mix it into a moist consistency during hot and dry summer months, and we can formulate a drier mixture during cold damp winters.
Lastly, this systems biggest advantage (unlike its competitors) is that the baiting stations themselves are designed to be inspected with zero disturbance to the termites. On the cheaper stations, pest controllers have to physically remove the bait/timber to inspect them, which can cause the termites to scatter.
For homes without active termites, it is possible to install external stations to act as a protective measure. This way termites are detected well in advance before they reach your home. Once detected, we simply add the bait, and that ensures the nest is killed off before the problem becomes any greater.
Then, you need to install the stations at even intervals around set perimeter. You may also be helped by that pest-control service from earlier. It is also best to put them depending on where the termites might appear.
Although you need to understand, that the more termites there are the more it is going to take for you to remove termites completely from you territory. Thus you need to be very patient, as it may take quite a lot of time.
The first step in system use is the placement stations around the outside perimeter of the structure. The interior dimensions of the station are 2 5/8 inches square by 6 7/8 in deep. The sides of the Station are perforated to allow termites to enter station when it is placed in the ground. Before installation, the side walls of the station are fitted with wooden interceptors that line the interior of the station leaving a vacant cavity in the middle of the Station. Stations should be placed no more than 20 feet apart and roughly 2 feet from the side of the foundation wall (possibly farther from the foundation if a liquid termiticide has been applied). To place the station in the ground, a hole slightly larger than the station is dug using either an auger or a post hole digger. Care should be taken to place holes close to known or suspected termite activity, as well as the required maximum 20 foot intervals. Watch out for water lines, utilities and sprinkler systems when selecting hole placements. The station is next placed into the hole produced by the auger. The hole should be just large enough to allow the bottom of the station to fit in the hole. It is critical in back-filling around stations that soil is placed against the entire exterior surface of the station. Doing this will assure that termites have free and complete access to the station.. It may be necessary to make a localized application of a liquid termiticide to the soil, or to treat any termite infested structural timbers with an injected termiticide to control any active termites during the initial treatment phase. Extreme care should be taken to avoid application of any insecticide (termiticide or exterior perimeter insecticide) on or near installed stations. Stat