Termite Baiting May Prevent Colony Intrusion and Expansion
Termite baiting using professional-grade bait stations is among the most effective ways to get rid of termites for more than one reason. In addition to eliminating the original colony, baiting can also destroy a neighboring colony. That helps reduce the risk of having the neighboring colony take over when the original colony is destroyed.
A recent study showed that when Subterranean Termites are exposed to food-laden termite baiting stations, invading colonies are at risk also. The original colony first takes the bait and is killed off. When a neighboring colony invades this territory, they’re also exposed to the same bait and subsequently destroyed.
This research could lead to improved methods of eliminating Subterranean Termites, which are a common insect pest in New Jersey. Their large numbers and widespread colonies make it tough to handle infestations. Using termite baiting stations to destroy more than one colony could be the key to ensuring that this species doesn’t continue causing problems for homeowners.
If you have Subterranean Termites or suspect you may have termites in your home, you’re going to need help from a professional pest control company like Allison Pest Control, based in New Jersey. Otherwise, you could be stuck dealing with these pests for years and run a high risk of significant damage to your home.
We offer a free no obligation pest inspection. If you think you may have termites call us at 800-564-4585 to find out for sure. Contact Allison Pest Control, and we’ll provide you with safe, prompt and effective termite control solutions including termite bait stations.