Is Baiting for Termites an Effective Treatment?

June 25, 2014

Is Baiting for Termites an Effective Treatment?

June 25, 2014

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Baiting termites is one of the many options available to you if you suspect that termites might be infesting your home. Termite bait stations are designed to wipe out an entire termite colony by positioning stations in key areas around your home. While bait stations can be used safely around children and animals, you might be wondering just how effective they are.

Advantages of Bait Stations

One of the reasons that bait stations are an effective termite treatment when compared to a liquid termiticide is that the liquid treatment only protects the areas that are treated and there’s also a greater chemical exposure rate. An advantage of baiting termites is that homeowners can use early detection systems to test for termites without having to immediately use chemicals. You’ll also find that bait stations are easier to use then liquid soil treatments.

Using Baiting Stations the Right Way

If you do decide to use a baiting station, it’s essential that bait stations are positioned correctly so that there’s a better chance that the termites will actually find them. Since termites have random movement patterns, there’s a very good chance that they could simply travel in the area between bait stations in order to access your home.

If termites have already started eating away at wood, it’s recommended that you use a baiting station in addition to a liquid barrier for the absolute best results. Several termite control companies have started using non-repellant termiticides since the termites are unable to detect them, meaning that the termiticide is easily spread throughout the colony.

Even though baiting stations are effective, they use slow-acting toxins. There is a chance that the termites will keep eating away at a structure for several months until the baiting system is able to better control them.

Turn to the Experts

If you do decide to use a baiting system to get rid of termites, you’ll want to make sure that you have the system installed by a professional in order for them to be as effective and safe as possible. To learn more about baiting termites or for information about the professional and affordable termite control treatments available from ACTION Termite Control, call (877) 556-4131 today.

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