Termite Elimination

By: Valley Pest Services  02-May-2012
Keywords: Pest Control, Termite, Termidor

There are two main ways to eliminate termites. The first is a termite baiting system. There are three stages in this process. 1. Installation of a series of termite baiting stations around the building. At this time a termite attractant is placed in each of the stations to attract worker termites to the stations in order to establish feeding. 2. Once the worker termites are feeding on the attractant, termite bait is inserted into the stations and the worker termites consume the bait and take it back to the colony. The bait works by disrupting and prohibiting the production of chitin (a hormone that allows termites to shed their outer skin), thus killing the worker termites. 3. Once termite colony elimation is confirmed, monitoring of the system and the home continues on a regular basis with quarterly system checks and yearly building inspections. Valley Pest Services are authorised installers of the Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System. The second option is a chemical treatment which is applied to the perimeter of the building, piers and under floor areas. Depending on the chemical applied, the zone will either repel termites, or allow them to forage, picking up the chemical and passing it along to the colony. The latter will result in colony elimination. Valley Pest Services use Termidor for all chemical termite treatments. Some sites suit a barrier system, while others are more suited to a chemical treatment. Your pest technian will be able to advise you on the best option.

Keywords: Exterra, Homeguard, Pest Control, Termidor, Termite

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