Termites aren’t just a little pest. They will devour your house if given the chance.

Baits are a great way to handle an infestation. Most people think of extermination the old way. They picture an exterminator coming in and spraying harmful termticides everywhere.

Termite bait stations work to control infestations and prevent new ones from coming. Familiarize yourself with this modern and effective termite control solution.

A Little about Termites

Subterranean termites are the most common type. They live below ground in large colonies with a queen as the leader. Underground tunnels connect termite colonies which can become very large.

It’s common for the termites infecting your house to have their colony established underneath a neighbors property. This happens because termites build interweaving networks and travel back and forth between them.

Tips for Homeowners

The best way to handle a termite issue is to never have one. Here are a few things you can do to prevent an infestation.

One way is to avoid the problem entirely. Before purchasing a home, hire a professional to do a termite inspection. Avoid storing wood near any crawlspaces. The wood gives the termites something to latch onto.

Check around your foundation and crawlspaces for moisture. If the area is damp, find a way to keep it dry in the future.

Trelona Termite Baiting Systems

One way of eliminating termites is to install Trelona bait stations around your property. When a termite finds the Trelona bait station, it tends to prefer the bait over the wood of your home.

Because of this, it brings the bait back and shares it with the colony. The bait then kills the termite colony. Many pest control specialists prefer Trelona baiting systems over termiticides and other solutions for a few reasons.

Trelona Bait Station Benefits

One advantage of Trelona bait is how easily the termites find it. When compared with other baiting options, this works faster.

Trelona Bait lasts much longer and works as a termite deterrent. Unlike other bait treatments, Trelona bait protects your property for up to three years.

When the bait stations are installed, there’s an annual inspection label. This means that you only have to have the station inspected twice a year. Other opinions require more monitoring.

Baiting Procedure

Termite baits are installed below ground by a professional. They place them around the exterior of the building. The bait stations look like plastic termite traps.

Termites come and go from the traps. From there, they bring the poison back to their colony. The poison doesn’t work instantly because the termites have to live in order to spread it to the colony.

Most bait stations use Insect Growth Regulators (IGR)

Get Trelona Termite Bait Stations Now

Treating a home for termites doesn’t have to be a hassle. Baiting systems work in a much simpler and cleaner way than old-fashioned techniques.

Bait stations need to be installed by trained professionals. It’s not as easy as setting a mouse trap and coming back to check it every once in a while.

Don’t risk further damage to your home by attempting to fix an infestation yourself. For more information about termite bait stations or to book an appointment, contact us.