Termite Baiting System
Exterminex Baiting System
Exterminex is the most attractive termite bait available, containing highly refined most preferred physical form of alpha cellulose matrix base fortified with alluring compounds and feeding stimulant. Attractiveness – Subterranean termites do not show reluctance or hesitation on Exterminex. Termites will find their way into the Exterminex bait station instead of foraging on the existing food source (infested property structure or wood source). Palatability – Once termites start feeding on Exterminex, they will not be able to resist.
The objective of termite baiting is to place a food source that contains toxicant. Foraging termites that find the baits will consume and share the food containing the toxicant with its nest mates including the Queen and the King through a process called trophallaxis. Elimination process may require approximately 2 to 12 weeks depending on the size of the colony, typically between 6 to 8 weeks.
Exterminex termite baiting system offers two types of systems, namely above-ground baiting system and in-ground baiting system.
Above-ground Bait Station
Above ground Bait-Station are designed to promote easy excess by Termites, An above ground baiting system typically delivers bait with toxicant directly to the termite trails from exposed mud trail above ground, i.e. on walls, ceiling, and furniture etc.
*(1) In-Ground Bait-Station are designed to promote easy excess by Termites
*(2) Bait are delivered to the target pest-termites by installing Exterminex Termite Bait Stations
*(3) Termite still active and bringing bait/ poison back to the underground nest
In-Ground Bait Station
An in-ground baiting system typically install in-ground bait stations surrounding a premise. It acts as a monitoring station. Once termites are intercepted, toxicant bait will be placed in the monitoring station to eliminate the colony.
Termite baits usually comprise of luring compound/attractant, alpha cellulose and toxicant. The bait may be moistened with water to emulate the food and environment termites prefer.
Exterminex offers the latest state-of-the-art technology in termite baiting. Exterminex is the result of years of research understanding the behaviour and preference of termites in foraging and selecting their food source. It is the most palatable termite bait available and this bait is being sealed packed to preserve the freshness and attractiveness to termites.
Exterminex utilizes a slow acting insect growth regulator, chlorfluazuron as the toxicant. Chlorfluazuron has been proven in many scientific researches that it is non detectable, thus, does not repel termites and is potent against a wide range of economically important termite species such as:
- Coptotermes acinaciformis
- Coptotermes curvignathus
- Coptotermes frenchi
- Coptotermes formosanus
- Coptotermes gestroi
- Coptotermes vastator
- Globitermes sulphurous
- Heterotermes ferox
- Macrotermes gilvus
- Microtermes spp.
- Reticulitermes spp.
- Schedorhinotermes spp.
Exterminex uses pure chlorfluazuron to ensure zero detection of the toxicant by termites. If the active ingredient is detected by termites as a toxicant, the termites will stop feeding and move to other food sources and the termite colony will survive the slight setback due to the killing of some of the nest mates. Chlorfluazuron is a highly stable molecule, able to withstand enzymatic breakdown ensuring trophallaxis to ensure that the active ingredient is passed on to all nest mates while retaining its potency and efficacy. Chlorfluazuron is a slow toxicant, allowing termites to share poisoned food with their nest mates all the way back to the Queen and the King.
Mode of Action
Chlorfluazuron is an insect growth regulator inhibiting chitin synthesis in insects. Chitin is the main component in the exoskeletons of all insects, including termites. Termites poisoned by chlorfluazuron will not be able to synthesize chitin to repair their exoskeletons, possibly damaged by physical activities or molting. This unique active ingredient will disrupt and hinder the growth of termites which will eventually kill them as they attempt to molt. Workers will slowly die over weeks causing shortage of workers to forage for food and maintain the colony. The poisoned colony suffers from food shortage is weakened and is susceptible to colonization by other parasites and all these events eventually eliminates the colony.
The Preferred Bait
Exterminex bait matrix uses highly refined alpha cellulose that does not contain any chemical impurities that repels termites. Exterminex also contains specific amounts of alluring compounds and feeding stimulants (both patent pending) that will ensure aggressive feeding. Once Exterminex bait is intercepted, termites will not hesitate to consume all available Exterminex bait over the other available food source. This in turn helps to minimize the wooden structural damage to infested properties as well as delivery of sufficient active ingredient to eliminate the termite colony. Exterminex comes complete with both in-ground and above-ground bait stations, ensuring ease of use and delivers successful elimination of termite colonies, surely! Comparative studies had proven that termites prefer Exterminex over many other baits due to its palatability.