When the subject of termite treatments comes up in conversation, you see faces turn white, and a sudden fear set in. Often times you see all the stages of grief, the most dangerous stage is denial. While the swarm season is usually an annual event and lasts just a few days, you may think that it was just a fluke and the problem went away on its own. And that means the Termites have another year to eat away at your home.
Termite Baits is a Program and not a singular termite treatment. It is monitored and closely watched. It is your best chance for colony elimination. baits
Frequently asked questions Every year in the United States, termites cause more than $5 billion in damage that is not covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies1 . We at BASF understand the problems associated with termites so we make available an advanced baiting technology, now with an annual inspection interval. Many of the most frequently asked questions about Trelona® ATBS® Annual Bait Sta
Q: How do Trelona ATBS Annual Bait Stations work?
A: Due to its large and innovative station design, termites find Trelona ATBS bait stations fast. Termites feed upon the cellulose matrix within Trelona Compressed Termite Bait, which termites prefer over the wood used in homes. Termites travel back to the colony, sharing the bait containing novaluron, a fast-acting chitin synthesis inhibitor. As a result, Trelona ATBS achieves on-going structural protection through colony elimination.
Q How often should check the stations?
A With Trelona ATBS Annual Bait Stations installed around a structure, PMPs are required to inspect the stations annually. This reduces labor and the number of required site visits compared to other termite baiting products that require shorter inspection intervals. The new annual inspection label also gives the PMPs flexibility to check the stations more frequently if preferred.
Q: Are there any similarities between novaluron (AI in Trelona) and noviflumuron (AI in Sentricon® Recruit® HD)?
A: Both novaluron and noviflumuron are in the benzoylphenyl urea chemical class and have the same mode of action (chitin synthesis inhibition). Both have been tested in laboratory and field trials, and are proven to be effective.
Q6: How long will the bait last in the station?
A6: When installed according to the label, most Trelona bait cartridges can remain effective for 2 or 3 years under typical conditions. Aside from actual consumption of bait by termites, the length of time the bait will last in a station largely depends on environmental conditions, which can lead to a shorter life span.
Q: What does the label allow for spacing requirements for station installations, especially regarding driveways, large slabs, etc.?
A: Stations should be installed so that the maximum distance between any two stations does not exceed 20 ft. If the distance between two points of accessible ground around the structure exceeds 30 ft, then it is advisable to form one or more op
This is the more familiar treatment option. It places a chemical barrier around your home and eliminates the Termites as they pass through. This is a singular treatment and involves significant amounts of chemical being applied to the soil around your house.