What’s in the termite bait that makes it so effective against termites?
The bait contains an insect growth regulator that prevents the successful completion of the termites’ vital molting process. Because they are unable to molt, they cannot advance through their life cycle, and die.
Why not put the bait in all the stations right away?
Baiting all stations immediately would be impractical and expensive. Bait is placed only in the stations that show signs of termite activity and kept there only as long as termites continue to feed on it.
What is the Bait Defend System?
This treatment plan uses a series of strategically installed bait stations to draw subterranean termites away from your home. Termites carry the bait back to the colony and share it with other termites, resulting in fast, effective control. Plus, it can help prevent future infestations. Get more information about the Bait Defend System.
When the colony is eliminated, do you remove the stations?
No. Once the colony is gone, others may move in to the area. To keep your home protected, we will continue to monitor the Terminix baiting stations for signs of a new colony as long as your contract remains in effect.
How long does it take to eliminate or control a termite colony with baits?
Individual termites can be affected within a few days after consuming the bait, but it may take several months before an entire colony is controlled or eliminated. This varies depending on the time of year, geography, the number of termites and termite species.