Above Ground & In Ground Baiting System
The Baiting Concepts
Termite baiting systems capitalise on the natural behaviour of termites. As social insects, termites share their food in a process known as trophallaxis. This trait allows slow acting toxicants to be transferred through the colony. It is important that the action of the toxicant is slow enough to allow the termites to feed, travel back to their nest, and share before taking effect.
The key to this concept is the use of a system that attracts termites to a readily accessible feeding station containing a suitable bait matrix, that is then carried back to the nest. In time, the slow acting toxicant will have reduced the numbers to a level that can no longer maintain the colony, which ultimately falls “sick” and dies.
Conventional termiticide treatments often involve the drilling and pumping of large volumes of chemical into the soil with a variety of associated side effects including disturbance and even property damage. In comparison, termite baiting is an environmentally friendly way of treating termite infestations, using very small amounts of a pest-specific chemical in a non-disruptive low hazard application. Baits are ideal for all situations, even those sensitive to insecticide use.
Above Ground Baiting System Application
For subterranean termites in houses and buildings, Xterm® AG (Above Ground Baiting System) can be used to lure the termites into the bait, after which they will travel back to their nest to share the bait with their nest mates, resulting in the elimination of the colony.
Subterranean termites are lured into Xterm® AG Bait Station, then travel back to their nest to share the bait with their nest mates, where the colony is then eliminated from within.
In Ground Baiting System Application
Subterranean termites active in the soil around landed property can be intercepted by Xterm® IG (In Ground) Baiting system and feed, then travel back to their nest and share the bait with their nestmates, after which the colony will be exterminated.
Subterranean termites active in the soil around a landed property are intercepted by Xterm® IG Bait Station and feed, then travel back to their nest and share the bait with their nestmates.
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