spend billions of dollars in repair costs because of these wood-destroying insects. One possible way to avoid this damage is by investing in a termite management system to stop termites from making their way into a property. This can be done best using termite baits or liquid barriers. In order to make an informed selection between these two techniques, it is important to be aware of the differences between termite bait stations and liquid treatments.
In liquid termite treatments, a chemical barrier is created in the soil surrounding a building’s foundation. A continuous barrier is created around your home using large volumes of pesticide. This requires digging a trench around the building’s foundation and drilling into and rod injecting under concrete paths and pavers. Before the application of the pesticide, it requires several hours of preparation and labour. Most importantly, liquid termite treatments are not designed to eliminate termite colonies, and degrade over time.
Termite bait stations, on the other hand, are a relatively new concept of managing termites in a less intrusive manner. In this process, professional technicians assess a property, install bait stations around the affected area, and monitor the system thoroughly. This methodology makes use of bait stations with very low toxicity that causes no harm to the environment whatsoever. Moreover, baiting is less invasive compared to other methods of termite control and management because it involves no odour, drilling, etc.
Bait Stations Vs Liquid Barriers:
Liquid treatment were used extensively before the advent of termite baiting technology. Though this method is effective, it also has many limitations such as incomplete barriers allowing termite entry, degradation over time, and re-application costs. Also, once the chemical treatment is in place, removing it is almost impossible.
A Termite Bait treatments have made a revolutionary impact on how termite infestations are dealt with. In general, these systems are effective, safe, discreet, non-intrusive, and easy to maintain. One of the most interesting facts about baiting systems is that they utilise the natural feeding behaviour of termites. Termite colonies mostly live on wood and other cellulose containing materials. Once these colonies are fully grown, they tend to expand their food search.
Bait systems are ideally suited for subterranean termites because termites are relentless in their search for food. All workers in a termite colony are killed when they feed on the bait. This leads to the elimination of the entire colony. Baits should monitored regularly, and replaced as required, to ensure a continuous supply of food for hungry termites. This is undoubtedly the most preferred treatment alternative for property owners looking for long-term protection against termites.
If you want termites to stay away from your building, our environment friendly termite baits can be a lifesaver. Please contact Extrerra’s termite treatment experts today to find out more.