The Baiting Concept
Termite baiting system capitalises on the natural behaviour of termites. As social insects, termites share their food in a process known as
trophallaxis. The traits allows slow action toxicants to be transferred through the colony. It is important that the action of the toxicants is slow
enough to allow the termites to feed, travel back their nest, and share before taking effect.
The key to this concept is the use of a system that attracts termites to a readily accessible feeding station containing a suitable bait matrix that is
then carried back to the nest. In time, the slow acting toxicant will have reduced the numbers to a level that can no longer maintain the colony,
which ultimately falls "sick" and dies.
Xterm Termite Baiting
Conventional termiticide treatments often involve the drilling and pumping of large volumes of
chemical into the soil with a variety of associated side effects including disturbance and even
property damage. In comparison, termite baiting is an environmentally friendly way of treating
termite infestations, using very small amounts of a pest-specific chemical in a non-disruptive low
hazard application. Baits are ideal for all situations, even those sensitive to insecticide use
||How Does Xterm Work?
The Xterm Termite Baiting System includes both Above-Ground and In-Ground components that
utilise cartridges containing a bait matrix specially designed to maximise termite acceptance.
Xterm bait cartridges contain the latest insect growth regulator which provides fast eradication of
subterranean termite infestations. It is easy to handle and install, works without having to drill and
is environmentally friendly.
The bait attracts termites to the bait stations to feed even when there is a plentiful supply of
alternative foodstuff in the area. The slow acting insect growth regulator within Xterm is then taken
back to the nest and spread throughout the colony before taking effect. This allows the bait to
reach even the Queen and the King. In other words, Xterm targets to the heart of the colony.
Xterm offers a professional looking and cleaner, non-messy formulation that is easy to install,
service and monitor.
Benefits of Xterm
- Faster action
- Fuss-free installation
- No drilling/ pumping of chemicals in the home
- Environmentally sound
- Unobtrusive bait station design
- Unique, highly attractive compressed cellulose formulation