How do termite bait stations work?

Termite Baiting Stations with Hulett Environmental Services

Termite baiting stations are installed on the exterior perimeter of your property and in areas conducive to subterranean termite feeding and activity. Termite bait stations consist of environmentally-friendly, specialized bait that contains the active ingredient. That is an insect growth regulator, it is a chitin synthesis inhibitor that does not allow termites to molt, grow, or develop correctly.

Subterranean termites are social insects that interact with each other in many activities, such as feeding, grooming, and communication. Subterranean termites transport the bait material into their colonies, transferring the material to nestmates. The product is then transferred throughout the enormous subterranean termite colony until the bait reaches the queen and the total termite colony will collapse, eliminating the colony.

Hulett Environmental Services uses an advanced baiting system that has been proven successful throughout ten years of extensive in-field testing. This product has proven highly effective in subterranean termite baiting systems, especially for hard-to-control Formosan and Asian subterranean termites.

Termite baiting systems are exceptional at eradicating Formosan and Asian termite colonies. Other benefits of termite baiting systems include:

  • Curative and preventive approach to subterranean termite control
  • Environmentally responsible method
  • Termites prefer the bait over wood and will recruit nestmates to feed
  • Active ingredient is transferred and brought back to the colony
  • Insect growth regulator that targets termites specifically
  • Non-invasive, with no major digging or trenching required

Termite baiting systems provide an environmentally-friendly subterranean termite solution. Just Call Hulett to schedule an inspection to determine if termite bait stations would work for your home.

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