When Only the Best Will Do
GW Exterminators offers the highest rated, most advanced termite bait station system in America.
The Advance Termite Bait System. The Advance System was built to last 90 days between services. Aspen wood bait and compressed cellulose provide an ample termite food supply for just over 90 days. Why is this important? Drawing termites into the station to feed is the first step to getting rid of them. On the next inspection we carefully extract the bait cartridge and replace it with the cartridge that contains the active ingredient. This is the step that kills the termites. If the termites have eaten all the bait and left the station before we are able to put in the active ingredient, the trapping cycle will have to be repeated over and over again until you get lucky and can feed the poison to them. Adding time to the process, meanwhile termites are feeding on your home.
Sentricon’s station is less that two inches in diameter, while the Advance system is nearly 4 inches in diameter. Both stations hold bait to draw termites to the station so they can be fed the active ingredient. Look how much bigger the Advance station is than the Sentricon station. That’s one reason we choose the Advance Station over the Sentricon System, every time!
According to Michael F. Potter, Extension Entomologist University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, “No structural pest causes more confusion than termites. Most homeowners have little knowledge of these troublesome insects, and what it takes to get rid of them. “
Dr. Potter Station Insight
Subterranean termites, the variety common to Georgia and most other states, live below ground in cooperative, intermingling groups known as colonies. Mature termite colonies tend to be decentralized entities occupying multiple nesting and feeding sites, interconnected by underground tunnels. The dimensions of a colony can be quite variable. Larger colonies can have hundreds of thousands to millions of individuals, occupying areas of up to half an acre. Smaller colonies may contain less than 10,000 individuals, with a foraging “footprint” no bigger than a bedroom. In some cases, larger but fewer colonies may be present; in others, individual colonies may be smaller and more numerous. In residential areas, the colony or colonies responsible for damage may actually be located in a neighbor’s yard, rather than beneath the house that is infested.
How do Termite Stations work?
Subterranean termites excavate narrow, meandering tunnels through soil, eventually encountering wood, their primary food. Decaying tree roots, logs, stumps, woodpiles, and plant debris afford a ready and abundant supply of food for the colony. In nature, termites are very beneficial since they aid in the decomposition of organic matter and the return of nutrients to the soil. Occasionally during their persistent foraging, termites encounter wood within buildings. Once a suitable feeding site is found, the workers establish an invisible odor trail to attract other termites to the structure.
Because subterranean termites feed at multiple locations within their foraging area, chances are good that one or more bait stations will eventually be found and fed upon. In temperate climates such as in Georgia, bait discovery usually will be greatest from spring through fall when termites are most active.
If you choose a termite bait station system GW Exterminators will install and maintain the best, Advance Termite Bait Station System.