Termite Bait Colony Killer contains an insect growth inhibitor called chlorfluazuron. The termites feed on this bait which they take back to the nest. After a period of time, and multiple feeds, the entire colony will be eliminated.
It is deadly to the life cycle of the termites – but completely safe to you, your family, pets and wildlife.
By using this bait you can kill off whole termite colonies – not just termites that you may have found in and around your house.
These Termite Bait Colony Killer Stations are designed to be used in conjunction with the Termite Trap Monitoring Stations but can be used on their own if termites are found inside a house or timber structure.
There are 10 feeders in a carton. This is enough to kill a large colony or a couple of small ones. Feeders can be placed on top of a Termite Trap once termites have attacked, or, the contents of a feeder can be used to make a cache of bait inside aluminium cooking foil and strapped with duct or gaffer tape to timbers containing live termites. You can choose to wait and buy the Bait once you have live termites aggregated and ready to feed.
The termites take the bait back to the colony where it not only kills them – but the whole nest! It will take multiple feeds but it is the most certain way to kill termite colonies.
Most colonies require multiple doses. Termite Bait Colony Killer allows for this.
If you can feed the same colony from two or more Traps or from a few places in a building, more ‘porridge’ gets back to the nest more quickly and the nest is killed faster.
The process usually takes a month or more but at least it is the most certain/sure way to eliminate a colony. When they are no longer feeding, it’s because the colony is dead.
The treatment is an insect growth regulator that is not toxic to humans, pets or wildlife.
Note – The Termite Bait Colony Killer is approved by the APVMA in Canberra (the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority) for use by homeowners.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I add bait to damaged timber?
Only if there are live termites present.
Finding hollowed out, damaged timber means termites once were there. That may have been yesterday — or years ago.
For baiting to be successful, termite workers have to harvest it and take it back to their nest. No live termites? No workers to do the job so the bait will just sit there, wasted.
We once sold cartons of 6 post-shaped monitors to be dug into garden beds. Six was about enough for a small town-house block. We tried to encourage customers to buy a second or third carton if they had a bigger block and more buildings. The extra cartons were seldom bought. I felt many were jeopardising their home by wishfully thinking they had sufficient Traps.
Empty galleries may be the result of the access tunnel between the nest and the timber being severed by gardening, etc., or by the investigation of the extent of termite galleries done to the timber at the time they were discovered. In this last scenario, the termites will usually seal up their access to the opened up area because it is too big a job for them to repair in a short space of time. They choose to make this seal at a narrow area back closer to the ground.
Putting bait back in the damaged area will not entice them back.
So, what can I do?
1.You should tap and investigate the rest of the accessible timbers in the building to see if you can find where there are still live and busy termites. You will be looking for uneven surfaces, mud between joints and/or a hollow sound in response to your tapping. If you find action, start baiting; if you find damage but no live ones, leave a small hole (3-5mm) and see if it is repaired overnight. If it is, then termites are in there and so you can begin baiting.
2.You should (if you haven’t already) check for hollow trees or stumps within 30-50 metres of the building. If you find termites in such a tree or stump, there is a good chance it may be the source of the termites that did the damage — but don’t count on it. There may well be other colonies around.
3.Placing a ring of TermiBricks around your buildings gives you a high probability chance of intercepting scouting termites looking for food (especially as the food they were enjoying is now off limits).