Termite baiting is essentially a method of providing an IGR laden material to termites which they will eat but will not kill them instantly as we want to eliminate the colony NOT just a localised group of termites. Once the termites ingest the bait, they will return to their colony and in doing so, by their very nature through contact and transfer of other nutrients with other termites, will pass this material on to other members of a colony. The slow acting nature of the IGR means that great numbers of termites will become infected before it then starts its work of killing the host and eventually the elimination of the Queen and hence, the colony. The Queen by the way, can live up to 50 years!
Termite baiting does not involve any broadcast chemicals, doesn’t mean drilling into any floorboards, foundations or walls, and will absolutely eliminate a termite colony if the correct procedures are followed.
We use the original Sentricon bait which is a highly advanced, scientifically proven, commercially tried and tested product that will eliminate the whole subterranean colony of termites in a non-invasive and environmentally responsible manner. The Sentricon bait is non-poisonous to mammals so won’t harm your family or pets, it has even won a Presidential Green Chemistry Award in 2000 and is used to protect such sites as the White House and the Statue Of Liberty.
There are 3 steps involved with termite baiting that Pest Criminal Pest Control follows:
- Inspection – careful checking of the premises to locate the point of ingress of termites. We also use Borescopes detection technology to check for other undiscovered areas of termite activity
- Placement of bait station/s – correctly locating the specially designed station/s and presenting them in a way that termites don’t feel threatened
- Monitoring – this is crucial. It involves subsequent checking and replenishment of the bait as required which would generally be on a monthly basis.
The bait Pest Criminal Pest Control uses in its bait stations is the world’s original . . . not a generic. It’s not only a concentrated form of cellulose, but it has been designed to have a very soft, palatable texture to it that is even more appealing to termites than cellulose derived from wood sources as it is mixed with water (which is the other main required nutrient of termites).
Once termites consume this bait, they leave a chemically scented trail that leads other termites to the bait station and this process continues until all members of a colony are eliminated. Make no mistake, bait stations WILL eliminate a termite colony as long as the correct procedures are followed and as a point of interest, Pest Criminal Pest Control directors have successfully managed over 10,000 of this type of termite elimination procedure.
So how long does this termite treatment take? Once we install a bait station, or stations, on a premise, we will then return, as part of our service, in 4 weeks to check activity and to renew the bait if required. Subsequently we will then return every 4 weeks to continue this operation until we are satisfied the colony is eliminated.