Termite Interception and Baiting System – Springfield, MO
Until recently, the almost exclusively used method of termite management was the application of a chemical termite barrier. The application of such a barrier to your home would typically involve spraying large volumes of toxic and environmentally persistent chemicals around and under its foundation in close proximity to you and your family. But our baiting system radically changes all that. And as important as it’s environment friendly features are, they’re just a big bonus. The baiting system’s greatest advantage compared to chemical barriers is its ability to eliminate the actual source of your termite problem – the termite colony itself.
How termite baiting works
Does the property have termites?
The first step is a thorough inspection of your home by a trained, experienced technician.
Stations are placed around your property.
Stations are checked regularly. If termites are in your home, Above-ground Stations are installed. Above-ground Stations allow your termite problem to be dealt with immediately, right at the point of termite attack. The unique Focus Termite Attractant is added to your Stations at this time. This ensures the termites are attracted into the Station and do not pass between them and enter your home. This can mean a significant decrease in the time to colony elimination.
Termites are intercepted by stations
Termites are easily detected in the stations. The unique (patented) design of the station allows for termites to be seen without disturbing them.
The station is baited
Bait is added without disturbing the termites. This is vital to achieve quick and consistent results. The bait is quite tasty to termites and they readily consume it in preference to timber. Field studies show that once termites start feeding on the bait they stop feeding on timbers on the property! The bait is also very low toxicity to you, your pets and the environment.
The Termite Colony is eliminated by the bait
The termites feed on the bait 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 bait. This ensures that the entire colony is eliminated.
Once the colony is eliminated
Fresh interceptors are placed in the stations and ‘Peace of Mind’ monitoring continues. Your property always remains susceptible to future attack from new termite colonies or other established colonies in your area. To relieve this constant threat the Baiting System works on an ongoing process of monitoring, baiting and eliminating. This makes its use ideal as an ongoing early warning system. And with Focus Termite Attractant there to ensure the termites find the stations before your home – you have total security.