Our bait stations are made from 100% engineer grade recycled plastic and work by installing stations around a dwelling to intercept foraging termites before they get to your home. But, how do they work?
When TermiGold’s termite bait stations are positioned no more than 3-meters apart around the perimeter of the dwelling, termites are unable to breach this gap and enter your home.
Years of experience and research has shown that termites are significantly less likely to breach through a 3-meter gap due to the carbon dioxide levels being emitted from the timber and cardboard inside the station. The carbon dioxide spans across a 2-meter radius, so the 3-meter gap guarantees an overlap and causes termites to veer off to a nearby station. Once they reach the station, they will feed on the Tasmanian oak timber, one of their favourite sources of food.
Regular inspections and monitoring of the termite stations are vital to its success. As termite bait must be applied to active termites, these stations must be checked monthly in order to determine termite activity. Once termites are found in the stations, bait is added and the transfer effect will begin. Stations are checked and rebaited every three – four weeks until the colony is eliminated.
In the final stage of colony elimination, when monitoring for termite activity, you’ll notice only soldier termites. This is because worker termites feed the soldiers, so once there are no workers left in the colony, the soldiers must search for a food source on their own. Soldier termites are identifiable by their larger size and mandibles. Once these are seen, the colony is almost eliminated.