So you have been told your Cherry Hill home has termites – how do you decide between Termite Bait Stations or Traditional Liquid Termite Treatment?
There are two acceptable methods for treating a house for termites. The first is a liquid treatment applying a non-repellant termiticide that creates an invisible barrier between the entire structure and the ground. The second is a baiting system that attempts to attract termites and subsequently poison the termite colony. The baiting system approach calls for the bait stations to be placed sporadically around the house and monitored to see if termites have infested the wood bait in the station.
In our experience when baiting stations are used it is very possible that termites could infest your house without ever moving to the bait stations. There could be conditions present in the structure such as water leakage, moisture problems, contact between wood in the structure and the ground, and structural defects that would make the house conducive to termite activity. It is also possible that the wood bait used to attract the termites could become contaminated by a technician as he is handling the product. This contamination could result in the termites instinctively avoiding the wood bait. Inspections of the bait stations could show no activity while termites are infesting the structure and be causing damage to your home.
We believe treating a house using a Non-repellant Liquid Termite Treatment is more effective than baiting systems.
In our opinion, the best way to protect your house from termites is to have your home inspected once each yearsince the goal is to prevent a termite infestation in the house. If an infestation is found, a liquid termite treatment using a Non-repellant Liquid Termite Treatment is the most effective method for treatment. Non-repellent products are not easily detected by termites, so the insects do not know to avoid the treated area. Forager termites are the first to confront these non-repellent products and they become carriers of the termiticide. They then share the active ingredient with the rest of the colony during feeding and grooming – effectively eliminating and controlling the colony’s members.
Homeowners who rely on baiting systems for termite protection are still at risk for infestation and should consider a termite service plan that relies on inspections and liquid treatments with a non-repellant termiticide, such as Termidor.
Call AB-Con today and have your termite treatment done correctly from the start!