Termite bait stations contain a wood material and toxic bait for termites. This is an effective treatment technology, widely used as an alternative to treating soil with pesticide. Depending on the extent of the problem, these termite stations may be used alone or supplement the use of chemical treatment. A typical in-ground termite station is a perforated plastic tube containing a small wood block or other cellulose material which attract the termites. While some models come with installed toxic bait, others require a technician to remove the wood block and insert bait at the detection of termite activity.
Termites which feed on the wood or cellulose return to their colony to attract other members to the bait. These baits prove to be effective in controlling the number of termites. The bait stations are of low toxicity to people and are child-resistant. The termite stations remain in the ground throughout the year and provide solid protection against termites.
If you live in an apartment and detect termite infestation, you should spray liquid termite insecticide outside the building and on the outer walls. You can also consider placing termite bait systems in your apartment and outside the building. For villas, warehouse and other expansive places, you should check with professionals for a fumigation spray. However, the fumigation spray may only work for a selected variety of termites and other treatment alternatives should also be considered. Discuss with a professional Pest Control Service provider if you have any concerns.