Termites get more credit for smarts than they deserve.
They are just following the same set of instincts they’ve used to survive and evolve over millions years. Not all termites eat wood, so our focus is the few species that see your house as a dead tree or log.
Termite colonies are almost always outside, underground, a mound on the ground or inside hollow trees. Once the termites find a suitable site the nest stays where it started
4 habits that make termites vulnerable to our Termikill Termite Baiting System
- To survive, termites need more than one food source. On humid nights termite workers forage above ground for more food, sizable dead wood.
Surround buildings with termitraps (Termite monitors) in places they are “looking”.
- Termites use a mud mixture to seal themselves in — keep ants out and humidity in.
Termites instinctively close the hole in the termite monitor lids with mud — the signal to start baiting.
- Termite workers feed all the others back in the nest. Chewed wood is regurgitated to feed the queen, thousands of nymphs and the soldiers.
For termites our Colony Killer Termite Bait is like wood but moist easier to harvest than timber, so it is preferred.
- All termites moult; lots for nymphs (pre adult termites), maybe annually for the others
Our termite bait has ingredients to the bait which prevents termites from moulting… If they can’t moult, they die!
When termite search for new food sources
They find the timber inside TermiTraps and because they block up the hole, you’ll know its then time to add termite bait which carry back to the nest, preventing moulting and causing the death of the colony.