Termite Bait Stations –
Termites are found throughout the United States and cause an estimated $5 billion in damage to homes and building structures in the United States. This is more structural damage than weather related storms and fires combined and unfortunately not covered by most homeowner’s insurance policies. Therefore, it is not a question to invest in termite protection or not, it is a choice of how to protect your home.
The Pest Guys, a division of TurfGator offers two termite control options, both of which, are very effective in protecting your home that you and your family have worked so hard for.
Our termite bait station service includes a comprehensive home inspection, the installation of bait stations around the perimeter of the home or building structure. We also provide quarterly inspections of each bait station to keep your home pest free.
Termite bait stations work by attracting the termites to a controlled food source with an undetectable insecticide which they feed upon and carry back to their colony. As the feeding continues the entire colony will become effected with the insecticide and begin to die, eliminating the threat to your home. Termite bait stations are strategically placed around the perimeter of your home or building structure and provide continuous protection.
The Pest Guys use an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for our pest control services. For more information, please click on the link, Principals of IPM.
There are no obligations and estimates are always free. To get started we will need some basic address and contact information.
Termite Bait Stations FAQ’s
Are termite bait stations safe for my children and pets?
Yes, termite bait stations have a lockable cap that is designed to minimize tampering by children and pets.
What are some of the advantages of termite bait stations over liquid termite treatments?
Termite bait stations can be used without chemicals to test for the presence of termites, and if a presence is found it then can be replaced with baited cellulose. This allows an eco-friendly method in detecting and then controlling termites.
Termite bait stations may be used in situations where liquid termite treatments are prohibited, such as near water sources that could become contaminated.
What are some of the disadvantages of termite bait stations over liquid termite treatments?
Termite bait stations use slow-acting toxins, whereas, liquid termite treatments will kill termites more quickly.
Termite bait stations need to be monitored quarterly even after a colony has been eradicated since the baits used in the bait stations do not offer any residual effects in the soil preventing future infestations.
Will my mower hit the termite bait stations, since they are located around the perimeter of my home?
No, the termite bait stations have a low profile to not interfere with mowers, weed eaters and foot traffic.