Termite Treatment Types
Termite Baiting System
Termite bait is a system that is designed to kill them in a different way than liquid treatments. Whereas a liquid treatment just tries to kill any termite that comes into contact with it or create a barrier termites cannot pass, bait systems are geared towards killing off the colony itself. This is a relatively newer method and other than a couple of specific brands of liquid treatment (such as Termidor) are generally more effective. Most bait systems rely on you sticking a little plastic stake into the ground in various places around your house. The stakes are used as a monitoring system - wood is inside them, with no chemicals or bait, and periodically the pest control service will check to see if termites have gotten into any of them. If Houseman find any, they will replace the wood with pesticides that are specifically designed to kill termites.
Liquid Termite Treatments
The oldest and most immediate, treatment for termites is to use a liquid pesticide. Newer bait systems have tended to replace this, and while it used to be the only way to deal with termites, it's no longer the only method. Liquid treatments using a pesticide called a "termiticide" (because it kills termites) work by trying to create a barrier around your house with chemicals, so that termites can't pass and come in to start a colony. If you go with a liquid option, Houseman will usually spray in small areas and cracks in your house where termites may try to enter.
Advantages of Each
Advantages of Termite Baits
- Reduction in termite population is an advantage.
- Even where soil treatments have been effective, baiting provides an additional measure of prevention and monitoring.
- Baiting requires fewer disruptions than does conventional barrier treatment, since the bait stations are generally outside.
- Termite colony monitoring and baiting can be used as a preventive measure in early detection of termites.
Advantages of Liquid Termiticides
- Intended to provide immediate protection for the structure
- Lasts multiple years in the soil
- Non-repellent termiticides eliminate the problem of termites locating “gaps” in the treatment
- Relatively inexpensive compared to baiting systems
What do we use?
Advance Termite Bait System - Advance® Termite Bait System Expect More Efficacy. Expect More Customer Satisfaction. The industry’s first generation bait systems brought a pioneering concept to the termite control market. They presented a new way to control termite colonies that was more effective and less invasive combined with a business model that significantly raised the value of termite control at the homeowner level. However, it soon became apparent that those first generation bait systems had a variety of challenges. These challenges affected their speed of control, ease of serviceability, customer satisfaction and most importantly created a non-invasive business model for most PMPs. Now, with the Advance Termite Bait System, BASF offers a new generation bait system that addresses the challenges presented by first generation baits–effectively making our bait system a superior option to other of termite bait systems.
Termidor Liquid Termite Treatments - is a brand name under which BASF sells Fipronil. Termidor is used as a barrier treatment for termites. The product is used to apply a barrier to prevent termites from attacking structural wood. Termidor does not repel termites. Instead, termites enter the treated area and receive a lethal dose of the insecticide. Termites contaminated with the chemical can transfer the insecticide to other termites. Thus termites that never came in contact with the treated surface still die. Termidor is the #1 choice of pest control companies across the USA for subterranean termite control. With its low odor and long lasting residual, Termidor is the pesticide of choice in tough pest control situations. Termidor is a low toxicity insecticide product that kills termites, ants and a variety of pests. Termidor is mixed with water and applied to soil, building perimeters, wall voids and other areas where pests hide.