Termite Bait System
Termite baiting systems typically use a wood cellulose product with a slow-acting, insect growth regulator which disrupts the normal growth of termites.
For many years, liquid termiticides were the only treatment option. Termite bait stations became available in 1995. Bait stations are installed on the exterior of the home. As termites forage for food, they MAY encounter these stations. The termites feed on the bait and take the bait back to the colony. Once the other termites feed on the bait, the colony may be eliminated.
In order to be effective, bait systems must be maintained regularly. We offer Advance Bait Systems in conjunction with an exterior Termidor treatment. We usually recommend this two fold treatment if the home has an inaccessible crawlspace or a complete liquid treatment would not be possible due to construction design.
Once we treat your home, we’ll inspect the home once a year. We may be the only inspector at your home annually and will look for not only termites, but also issues that might contribute to moisture and termite problems.
For a slab home, we will inspect all areas of the ground floor and the exterior of the home.
For crawlspace homes, we inspect the crawlspace, the interior of any slab areas and the exterior of the home. Inspection of the crawlspace includes identifying any leaking pipes or duct work and other problems. We’ll also check moisture content of the wood members in the crawlspace.
We provide a written inspection report on every visit as well as any recommendations.