Termites easily rank in the top tier of Australia’s most damaging and expensive household pests. Every year, roughly 130,000 - 180,000 houses in Australia are infested by termites resulting in billions of dollars in home repairs. Many people assume they won’t get termites, but the reality is 1 in 3 houses will become affected by termites at some point.
Worst of all, according to the Insurance Council of Australia, you are unlikely to be covered against termite damage unless specifically stated in your insurance contract. Although from an environmental aspect, termites play a role in breaking down dead plant matter, the case is different when these insects have an entry ticket to your home. Termites will gnaw and eat anything that contains even the tiniest amount of cellulose for nutrition. As a result, they attack everything ranging from window sills, doors, floorboards and even books.
Detecting termite infestation
It’s often difficult to identify termite infestations at an early stage. Because termites are rather sneaky, they don’t mount an overtly forward attack like cockroaches or flies. Termites need a bit of covertness for their survival. Termites cannot move through your house in the open since exposure to certain environmental conditions will lead to their dehydration and ultimate death. Therefore, as a mode of survival, termites rarely come out of the infested sites and are more likely to form a full-scale colony within the furniture or door they infest.
Subterranean termites build mud tubes to commute from their colony underground to your home which is why if you have eagle vision, you will be able to spot subterranean termite infestations before it gets any worse. In this regard, most experts suggest termite proofing the house before you actually move in, or to perform a thorough inspection of the land you’re planning to build a house on to identify termite colonies promptly and before risking your biggest asset.
Getting rid of and preventing termite infestations
Over the years, multiple processes have been developed to get rid of and prevent termite infestations. You can go the conventional way and use pesticides, you can book an appointment with an expensive exterminator and have them abate the colonies built inside your house. Or you can achieve the same result while saving thousands of dollars by installing termite baits which are a more eco-friendly, cost-effective and convenient measure against termites. EnviroBug’s exclusive termite bait stations are refillable, so you can reuse the systems and keep them going for the long run.
So, what is a termite bait station and how does it work? Termite baits are part of a complete termite prevention kit designed to primarily prevent termites from making their way to your home from their colonies underground. Out of the box, you get control boxes (‘bait stations’), with a piece of specially-prepared timber inside and features for proper monitoring of the station and maintenance.
Most commercial baiting systems contain three types of chemicals: ingested toxins or stomach poisons, insect growth regulators, and biotermiticides or microbes. Now, there might be some raised eyebrows regarding the environmental impact of these chemicals. Even in closed systems, because these chemicals can be taken beyond the baiting systems or stations, they may be exposed to the environment, including any pets that ingest toxic or poisonous substances.
Why choose our termite bite station?
The Envirobug Termite Ninja system is very different – proven effective, but completely safe for your family and pets. The piece of timber or wood inside the baiting system is combined with the cellulose tablet to irresistibly lure termites in. The eco-friendly termite killer bait will take care of the rest.
The killer bait we supply contains a combination of more delicious cellulose, and a specific termite growth regulator, which weakens the jaw of the termite, rendering it unable to eat, leading to a rapid death. Once one termite consumes the bait and dies in the colony, it becomes food for other living termites within that colony (cannibalism in termite colonies are a result of scarcity of food containing nitrogen).
As a result, the living termites are also feeding on the growth regulators which will eventually kill them too. A vertical passage of the growth inhibitor occurs from one termite to another, ultimately to the queen with has the effect of knocking out the entire colony, whether underground or inside your house or another structure.
Some benefits of Envirobug Termite Ninja termite bait systems include:
- They are environmentally friendly, since our baiting system does not use poisons or chemicals – without compromising on results (as proven by our thousands of happy customers all over the country).
- Our baiting system has protective features to avoid ants and other insects from feeding upon the bait traps. They are specifically designed to prevent and treat termites.
- Termite baits are easy to install and you can do that yourself without any expert help.
- Envirobug termite bait stations in Australia cost as low as $297, which is extremely economical, compared with traditional termite treatment options. In fact, you’ll save thousands of dollars compared with using an exterminator.
If you’re concerned about the wellbeing and safety of your family and home, Envirobug Termite Ninja DIY termite bait stations should be your top choice to keep termites at bay.
Advanced termite bait stations are so effective because they can kill whole termite colonies. Termites will unknowingly bring the toxic foods back to their nests.
Stations are inserted into augured holes in the ground, with the cover flush with the soil surface. Placement is usually about 1-2 feet from the foundation in order to avoid soil that may have been treated previously with another termiticide.