There are essentially two distinctly separate parts to all of the commercially available systems, firstly a method of intercepting and aggregating termites and then a method of remotely killing the entire termite colony by feeding the aggregated termites a bait toxicant which they then share with their brothers.
An aggregation device can be very simple or there are quite complex ones available. In essence all that is needed is for the device to contain a food source that is suitable for termites, and that it is installed in an area where termites will find it. Given their subterranean nature it is most probable that termites will find the “bait” when it is dug into the soil. A higher “hit” rate tends to happen when the stations are placed in areas known to be at higher risk e.g. near a leaking tap or pipe.
Once installed the aggregation devices then need to be monitored for termite activity. Regular monitoring is the key, if the stations are not monitored you will not find the termites when they enter the stations. Monitoring should be carried out at least monthly in the warmer months of the year and bi monthly is usually sufficient in the cooler times.
It can take some practice to make the ritual of checking the stations automatic, quick and easy, however over time this can happen. Dependent upon the type of station that you install you may need to remove the bait to check it for activity or with very good systems such as the Nemesis termite monitoring and baiting system, you need only lift the lid, as it is visually apparent if attack has occurred.
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