Termites can be an annoying and a very destructive problem, but there are ways to get rid of them. One of the ways is to have an effective termite baiting system installed on your property. This system can be both below and above ground, and can be quite effective.
Termite baiting systems are a safe, environmentally friendly way to control subterranean termites. Instead of relying on harmful chemicals, these baits are made from natural substances, and are nontoxic for your family.
Termite baiting systems are the only termite control products to have earned the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. This award recognizes technical innovation and responsible design.
Termites feed on wood, insulation, and swimming pool liners. They are also attracted to damaged paper. Because of these characteristics, termites are often a major threat to residential homes.
Using a termite bait station can be a long-term solution to a termite problem. However, there are some things you need to know before you buy and install one.
The most important thing to remember is that a termite bait station will not work on its own. You need to monitor it and replace the bait when necessary. These steps will ensure your termite bait station is effective.
A termite bait station works by poisoning worker termites. These termites carry the bait back to the colony. Without the bait, termites cannot survive.
Termites will find a way into your house, whether it’s through the exterior, the yard, or even the attic. They need to have access to food, water, and shelter in order to survive. If you have a termite infestation, you should take steps to eliminate them before they start eating your furniture and damaging your home.
Reduced egg laying by termite queens
Using an effective termite baiting system can reduce the number of eggs laid by termite queens. The amount of egg laying by queens is a major factor in determining the extent of colony elimination. A termite colony has three major castes: the workers, the queen, and the king. These castes have different functions in the colony. Workers are the most numerous caste in the colony. They take over the care of the queen’s young. They are also the primary source of nutrition for the colony.
Above ground baits vs. below ground baits
Termite baiting involves using small amounts of insecticide and/or chemical to deplete termite colonies. It is used to reduce the termite population, as well as eliminate colonies in situations where other methods have failed. Termite baits may be used on their own or in combination with other methods of termite control.
Bait stations are positioned directly over or below areas of termite activity that are suspected. The baits are designed to attract termites to the stations and then destroy them slowly.