Baiting System for Termites

Baiting System for Termites
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Baiting system for termites

Unfortunately, there is no real preventative method that will keep termites away or that will guarantee that termites will not invade your house. However, you do need to protect your home from invasions before they infest your home. Furthermore, it is crucial that you control current termite infestations before they damage your house. You can do this by installing Baiting Systems around the perimeter of your house. These are methods of monitoring and controlling subterranean termites. It can be done separately or in conjunction with traditional methods of termite control.

Why have to use Termite Baits?

Termite Bait Systems provide a method of control of subterranean termites and will also be able to provide a monitoring system to detect infestations before they ruin your house as well as provide a post – treatment monitoring system. Therefore, ultimately, it will save a homeowner thousands of dollars that they may spend on repairing irreversible damages that have been caused by subterranean termites. The proper baiting has proven efficacy by resulting in a reduction of the termite population that has infested the area around a building. Furthermore, subterranean baiting systems are able to add a wider spectrum of prevention and control in comparison to more traditional ground barrier treatments that are done by trenching with liquid termiticides.

Not only do the baiting systems provide an added measure of control and prevention but they are also safer to use. By using a this method, you are not risking the natural environment around your house. It does not require injecting the ground with chemicals, does not disturb much of the soil around the house, and will not lead to potential chemical run-offs that can lead to secondary poisoning or contamination of nearby water sources.

How to Effectively Use termite baiting system. (Inspection,Placement,Monitoring with a Monitoring Device,Monitoring with Termite Bait)

There are several steps involved in correctly using baiting systems which include inspection, placement, monitoring with a monitoring device, and monitoring with termite bait.

  • Inspection: To inspect before setting a baiting system will include noting any possible conditions that may lead to a termite infestation. These might looking things that include areas where there are wood – to – soil contact, excessive moisture that is caused by shade or air conditioning units, areas where stucco sidings meet the soil, foundation cracks, wood piles and wood debris that is left near the structure, and also trees and other foliage or cellulose materials that are near the structure.
  • Placement: The idea of termite bait stations are that you are creating a barrier around the perimeter of the structure. Usually, termite bait stations are placed around the perimeter at intervals of about 10 feet apart. The holes that the bait stations are placed in should be about 6 inches deep and about 1 foot away from the foundation of the structure. When you are digging holes to place the termite bait stations, you must watch for rocks that are buried underground, water pipes, or other utility lines. Once the stations are placed in the holes, tightly pack the soil around the station so that you are able to avoid any air pouches or pockets. Keep in mind that the mouth of the station must be in line with the surface. If it sticks up above the ground, there are chances that it can be pulled out or that it can ruin appliances like the lawn mower.
  • Monitoring with a Monitoring Device: One of the most important parts of termite control with the termite bait system is to regularly monitor. It is also crucial to monitor not only pre-treatment but also during treatment and post-treatment. Generally, for baiting systems, inspection cartridges and/or separate wood cartridges are used to pre-bait the termites into the station. Keep in mind that it does take some time for the termites to find the bait. On average, it can take anywhere between 1 month to 5 months before the bait is found. It is good to monitor and check the bait stations every three months. Do not replace the bait or wood cartridges until after you notice that there is termite activity. Some signs of feeding and termite activity may be mud tubes in the stations, live termites, or even dead termites.
  • Monitoring with Termite Bait: Continue to monitor activity even with the active termite bait in place. Observations and monitors should be made every 3 months. Continue to look for feeding activity and as long as there is continual feeding activity, the active termite bait can be left in the bait station. Once you find that the feeding activity has stopped, you can assume that the subterranean termite colony has been eradicated. Change out the active bait with the wooden inspection cartridge. Keep in mind that because termites cannot actually be prevented, once the termite bait systems are set in the ground, it is good to continuously monitor them. Monitoring programs should continue every three months and homeowners should continue to check for signs of subterranean termite infestations.

If you have any questions on how to set up termite bait systems around your house or if you have questions on the biology of subterranean termites, please feel free to talk to one of Pest Mall’s representatives at 1-800-788-4142.

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Advance Termite system some time ago. I got around to placing them and I do have termites present in my system. What do I need to purchase now to kill them?
A.   Thank you for contacting us. You will need to replace the inspection cartridges with the bait cartridges which can be found here:

Advance Termite Bait Cartridges

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Q. do termites work during winter months
A.   Termites are active all year round. Although they will usually begin swarming when it is warmer, even in some areas like Texas, subterranean termites may start swarming in January.
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Q. advance termite baiting system
Greetings Can you ship this to Puerto Rico, US zip code 00959 thru USPS? Please let me know ASAP Thanks in advance
A.   We are able to ship to Puerto Rico, but you will be responsible for the shipping costs. Shipping will range from $45.00-$52.00.
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Q. termite control & eradication
Dear PestMall, I have read with interest your D.I.Y. advice on getting of subterranean termites. I live in England UK and have a 400 year old house in Spain which may have termites infestation. Your Firstline Termite Bait System Kit has been recommended by you to other termite sufferers Please advise me on: 1) The cost of the Kit 2) Tools I need to carry out the work 3)Shipping cost to London England UK or to Spain. Are there any UK stockists or distributors of your products? Sincerely
A.   Firstline Termite Bait System Kit costs $242.45. These are placed in the ground and so you would need a drill to drill into the ground to make holes for the bait system.

Unfortunately, due to changes in our shipping policy, we no longer ship internationally.

We are unaware of any distributors in your country. More research would have to be done personally to find a distributor. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused you. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
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Q. Bait for Sentricon System
I have a Dow Agrosciences Sentricon System (the green color canisters that go into the ground. Is the Shatter bait you sell what is used for this system or is there other bait for my system?
A.   The Shatter Termite Bait will fit into the Sentricon Termite Bait System.
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Q. which is the most recomended treatment for dry wood termites
A.   If you can, it is best to replace any damaged wood if the infestation is severe. However it can be costly to replace it. If the damage is small, you can treat the infested wood directly. We recommend injecting Premise Foam or Boracare into the wood to kill any existing infestation. Boracare can also be painted or sprayed onto the surface and will penetrate the wood, treating any existing infestation and preventing new ones. Please keep in mind that Boracare can only be used to treat unfinished wood.
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Q. Termite bait station/placement and soil type
South West Florida My soil is pure sand. Pretty much like beach sand. What is the best bait? How far apart do the bait stations need to be? How far from the house do they need to be? I do not have gutters on the house. Does that play in to the positioning of the Bait stations?
A.   As far as the placement of the bait stations go, bait stations are usually placed 1-2 feet away from the house and 10-15 feet apart from each other. However, we are unable to inform you about the sand inquiry. But it would seem that it would not make a difference if it was sand or dirt. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
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Q. my sentricon termite bait stations
I have been servicing my sentricon stations for 2 years and no longer have a poison tube source. I am thinking to replace with Premise granules and start trenching using Termidor or Dominion. Please advise
A.   We do not recommend that you use the Premise granules. If you have sentricon stations, we do have replacement cartridges that will fit those stations. The Shatter Termite bait will fit the sentricon models. As for trenching, either Termidor or Dominion will work effectively.
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Q. When my TBS wood/bait/poisen get's wet, do I need to replace it ?
I live in Connecticut, there is a rain and snow that I find tend to make the 22 stations I have around my house wet as well. Can I let the wood/bait/poisen dry out and re-use ? I find it impossible to have to replace all the contents everytime it rains. I also find other ants and in some cases termites both working together (who knew ) within the traps . . . seems stange that the contents will get wet, yet regular ants seem to enjoy these apartments I have provided. Is it ok to put some triazon grangulars within the traps too ?
A.   The termite bait stations can be wet and re-used after they are dry. We do not recommend you use the bait systems with anything other than the bait poison that correlate with the bait system.
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Q. I Live in Sri Lanka I need to use some termite baits inside my flat the floors tiled, the termites attacked a piece of furniture that had ply wood. Please recommend the best product that i could buy. my apartment is only 1000 sq feet. Thanks
A.   We recommend using Boracare on furniture. Boracare is very effective because it penetrates into bare wood, keeping it safe from termites. Termite bait is only available for underground use, so it will not be appropriate.
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