Termite bait stations and monitors are the first step in our integrated Termite Control Process. For homes with active termite infestations, we also offer sub-slab injections to treat the wood in your home with green pest control products.
How do Termite Monitors & Bait Stations Work?
Termite baiting and monitoring is actually a rather unique and simple concept. The termite monitor itself is a plastic tube, approximately 8″ long, with holes in it. Inside the tube is the bait, which is a piece of wood treated with a special termite attractant. (Note: This will not attract termites from neighboring properties.)
The termite monitors, or bait stations, are inserted into the soil around your home approximately every 8 to 10 feet. As termites forage through the soil in search of food, they eventually come in contact with the monitor and bait. Depending on the size and number of colonies on your property, this process can take days or even years.
Once the monitor and bait stations are installed, our termite exterminators return regularly to check for termite activity in the stations. As soon as activity is detected, the wood is switched out and replaced with poison. After feeding for a period of time, the termites will actually destroy themselves, thus eliminating colonies on your property.
How successful are Termite Monitors & Bait Stations?
We have had a ton of success using this system, although we don’t recommend it as a stand-alone treatment if you have an active termite infestation in your home. As we mentioned above, baiting can take a long time to work, and termites can do a tremendous amount of damage to your home in that time. If you have termite activity, we’ll need to treat the wood in your home with our green pest control products, in conjunction with baiting and monitoring.
Get Started with a Free Termite Inspection
Not sure if you have an active termite infestation? No problem! We’ll perform a free termite inspection and evaluation to determine whether or not you have any termite activity, before we install our termite monitors & bait system. To schedule your free termite inspection in Albany, Saratoga, Glens Falls or as far north as Plattsburgh NY, call (518) 745-5958, or contact us online.