It's abandoned - termite bait stations!

Termite bait stations can be a very effective method of controlling termites, but only if the system is maintained. More often than not, a building with bait stations has an infestation due to a lack of proper maintenance of the perimeter baiting system. It's not uncommon for us to be called to a house with an infestation that already had a perimeter bait station monitoring system in place. When we check the bait stations, the attractant wood has been eaten out long ago......

So what can be done?

Well, the safest thing is to make sure that you have a reputable pest controller monitoring the bait stations, this may seem costly but it is so much cheaper than dealing with an infestation and subsequent damage.

Failing that, it may be prudent to check the bait stations yourself. At least something is being done to monitor termite activity, if you find termites, then you can call a pest controller (The Termite Trackers!) to eradicate the colony.

 This bait station is far from effective as it is protruding significantly, the top should be flush with ground level.

This bait station is far from effective as it is protruding significantly, the top should be flush with ground level.

 This bait station was very close by to an termite entry point on a house, as you can see the termites have already eaten most of the wood out before abandoning it.

This bait station was very close by to an termite entry point on a house, as you can see the termites have already eaten most of the wood out before abandoning it.

 A Sentricon bait station graveyard, these bait stations were monitored for a while but have now been abandoned....

A Sentricon bait station graveyard, these bait stations were monitored for a while but have now been abandoned....

 this bait station hadn't been checked for years....

this bait station hadn't been checked for years....