Your termite professional may recommend using a termite bait box or monitoring station. This is a tool used to attract and collect termites to an enclosure. Once there are a significant number of termites in the box, they are treated to a special diet of toxic termite food. This technique is great for eliminating a termite colony when their activity has been detected. However, using a termite bait box or monitoring station as a method to prevent termite infestation is not the only reliable or recommended product.
The termite dust used in conjunction with a termite bait box can also be used in order to introduce temicide into the general area of the termite box. The dust clings to the bodies of the termites. Next, the termites ingest the dust when they groom themselves. Termites eat dead termites so they ingest the product at that time. The termite queen dies as a result of eating the poison. Eventually, the entire colony is exterminated.
A termite bait box is a viable solution for termite extermination, but it shouldn’t be the only technique used. Only a relatively small amount of Termidor dust is needed to eradicate an entire colony. The method fails when not enough dust is used or too few termites come in contact with the poison. Another problem is collateral damage to other creatures that may come in contact with the dust in or around the termite bait box.
We strongly recommend an alternative to using toxic dusts such as arsenic as the termite poison. Dupont released Altriset which is a eco friendly termite extermination product. Give us a call to set up an appointment for a termite inspection and fast (within a few weeks) termite extermination.