When it comes to dealing with termites, there are a wide number of treatments that can be used, solutions that either prevent or attack the termites. Treating termites can be an arduous task for those who are not in the know. At Termite Byte, we do the hard work for you, so that you don’t have to take it on yourself (as you really shouldn’t).
First off, eradicating the termites is vital if you want to protect your home. One of the most effective ways of preventing termites is to use baiting methods. At Termite Byte, we ensure that we safely bait termites. This means that you and your family are not affected by the methods that we adopt.
What is Termite Baiting?
One of the best ways to exterminate a termite colony is to use baiting methods. Baits are put around the perimeter of your home to monitor the onset of the infestation. This can determine the scale of the problem. But, it can also detect any issues that you may have in your garden. This is one of the most effective ways of determining the scale and scope of a termite infestation. The bait can then be used to ensure that the termites are feeding. If they are feeding, there may be a problem and we can move on to eradicating that problem.
When is Baiting Most Effective?
Some homes do not have a soil base in which chemicals can be used. In some instances, it is simply not possible to have a chemical barrier to protect your property. If this is the case, bait will be used. What is more, some people do not feel comfortable with the use of chemicals in their home. While this is non-toxic to humans and pets, some people are not keen on the use of chemical barriers. If this applies to you, we can use an alternative method that suits you.
How Does the Bait Work?
As with most insects and pests, termites live in colonies. The worker termites will find food that feeds their colony. The bait trap will ‘trick’ the termite into thinking that food is present. But, the bait stops termites from shedding their exoskeleton. This means that they lose their protective coating. Having an exoskeleton is vital to the life cycle of termites. So, without this, they cannot survive. The entire colony is eradicated using this process.