Termite Bait Stations

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.

  • Types of Termite Bait Stations:
    • In-Ground Stations: These perforated plastic tubes contain cellulose materials that attract termites. Some models come pre-installed with toxic bait, while others require bait insertion by a technician upon termite detection.
    • Feeding-Based Systems:
      • Hexaflumeron (Sentricon): Utilizes growth regulators effective for monitoring and baiting termites. In-ground stations are spaced approximately ten feet apart around the structure. Once termites are detected, they are baited with hexaflumeron, ultimately infecting and killing the colony.
      • Diflubenzuron (Labyrinth): Monitors termites, and upon detection, the paper is placed within the central cavity without the need for technician intervention.
      • Sulfluramid (First Line): A one-step system utilizing treated cardboard directly fed upon by termites.
  • Benefits and Safety:
    • Customer-friendly bait stations effectively control termite populations.
    • Low toxicity to humans and child-resistant design ensure safety.
    • Termite stations provide year-round protection against termites.
  • Treatment Recommendations for Different Settings:
    • Apartments: Utilize liquid termite insecticide outside the building and on outer walls, alongside termite bait systems inside and outside.
    • Villas, Warehouses, and Large Areas: Consult professionals for fumigation spray, considering other treatment alternatives for comprehensive termite control.

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.