We have recommended and installed the Exterra Baiting & Monitoring system to many homes and complexes on the Sunshine Coast. Termites can cause very costly damage to home owners and it is important to know what is available to protect your home. This post will help you understand more about the Exterra Baiting & Monitoring system. Exterra have recently created a promotional video about termites and how the system works below is a YouTube link; we definitely recommend watching it
How does the Exterra Baiting & Monitoring System work?
The Termite Management System works by installing monitoring stations around the building at 3 meter intervals, this creates a termite interception zone.We place timbers and focus inside each station which attracts foraging termites if they are nearby. The stations are monitored on a regular cycle and if we find termites in the stations we then replace the timbers with Requiem bait. The termites find this Requiem bait extremely palatable. Termites take the Requiem bait back to the nest and feed it throughout the colony. The bait contains a chitin inhibitor – when termites moult they require chitin to harden their exoskeleton; without the exoskeleton the termites die. Once we find no more termites feeding in the station we can declare colony elimination!!! We remove the bait from the stations and replace it with the timbers and continue the monitoring of the stations. In summary this termite management system is known as an ‘Interception System’ because if termites are in the vicinity of your home they will be attracted / intercepted into the stations to feed on the timbers rather than your home.
Why is this Termite Management System so effective?
This termite management system is also very effective if we find active termites inside your home. We are able to place a station and not only get rid of the termites inside the home but also the nest as the termites take the bait back to the nest feeding the colony. We continually inspect and re-fill the station with Requiem bait until we have total colony control ie. no more termites feeding on your home.
Below is a recent photo of a baiting station that is very active with the termites aggressively feeding on the Requiem Bait
The Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System claims to be the Worlds Most Effective Termite Baiting System for the following reasons;
- only system with attractant to draw termites into stations
- eliminates the termite colony
- quality controlled system and operators
- larger stations intercepts termites better
- most palatable and effective termite bait
- safe for you, your pets and the environment
Exterra has partnered with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy; when you install the environmentally friendly Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System, you will be supporting Australian Wildlife Conservancy and securing vital habitat for Australia’s threatened wildlife