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Termite Blog » Termite Bait Systems

Termite Bait Systems

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Even though it is best to get a termite control professional to perform the termite extermination, you can read a few things about termite treatments so that you know what is involved even if you choose to do it on your own.

The first stage of the treatment is to find exactly where the termites are located and how many termites there are. You can do so by starting to bait a few colonies of termites so that you can monitor and to detect where the termites pose the biggest problem.

Then you need to bait the special trap. Special termite baits are used to be ingested by the termites and then eliminate the whole colony. Bait systems consists of several plastic stakes which will be placed in the ground at various locations at entry points around your house. The poison contained in baits contains special growth inhibitors that eventually result in the termite death.

These bait systems ought to be installed only in special circumstances when other wood and foundation treatments are not possible. The reason being that in some cases people have negative, some times allergic, reactions to liquid termicides. After the termite bait systems are baited then it is important to select the right locations for them.

It is best that you place them. What you need to expect is to have a quick reduction of your termite infestation. You need to monitor these systems so that you have an idea of how well the treatment is performing. You don’t really need to call the exterminator in as this monitoring can be performed by anyone.

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