A  Sentricon Always Active  Rod - Ready for installation!  The Sentricon always active system can be installed in concrete paths. Here we have carefully drilled a hole that will house the rod. If termites come within the vicinity of the home, they will start feeding on the rod which will subsequently eliminate the colony. Tests have shown that termites prefer feeding on this rod rather than timber!  The Rod is active from the moment of installation and can last up to 5 years!

A Sentricon Always Active Rod - Ready for installation!

The Sentricon always active system can be installed in concrete paths. Here we have carefully drilled a hole that will house the rod. If termites come within the vicinity of the home, they will start feeding on the rod which will subsequently eliminate the colony. Tests have shown that termites prefer feeding on this rod rather than timber!

The Rod is active from the moment of installation and can last up to 5 years!

 Termites eating out a  Sentricon Always Active  rod!  This Sentricon Always active rod was significantly eaten out 8 weeks after installation! The termites feed on this and take a lethal dose of a termiticide back to the colony.

Termites eating out a Sentricon Always Active rod!

This Sentricon Always active rod was significantly eaten out 8 weeks after installation! The termites feed on this and take a lethal dose of a termiticide back to the colony.

 A termite soldier head following an eradication. No live termites were found in this Sentricon Station, however, evidence of termite remains in the station point to a termite colony eradication. 2 Years on and this property still is clear of termite activity.

A termite soldier head following an eradication. No live termites were found in this Sentricon Station, however, evidence of termite remains in the station point to a termite colony eradication. 2 Years on and this property still is clear of termite activity.

Termite Baiting

Baiting has been used for many years and is gaining popularity for termite protection and eradication.

What is Termite baiting?

Baiting in it's simplest form means feeding termites on a matrix* that they find attractive to feed on. It's like restaurant food for Termites. However, that delicious dish that they are feeding on is laced with an insecticide that ends up destroying the colony. The termiticides used are generally very safe and super effective. They vary from the common insecticides in that they don't kill termites quickly, in many cases adult termites are not affected at all, but an insect growth regulator (Commonly known as an IGR) inhibits the natural development of the young and thus causes the colony to collapse.

Eliminating the colony thus removes the threat to your property, and so is an effective method or eliminating termites that are feeding on your home or used to eradicate termites surrounding your home. However, once the colony is eliminated your property may still be susceptible to termite attack. A program of ongoing monitoring of bait stations placed around the perimeter of your property can provide protection from colonies nearby and thus prevent termite infestations. However, these must be installed correctly and monitored regularly to be effective.

How do we know the termite colony has been eradicated?

Regular monitoring and and understanding of termite biology is required to come to an accurate conclusion regarding eradication of a termite colony. Once we have seen signs of the termite colony decline or collapse and have had a minimum of 2 subsequent visits where no activity is detected over a period of time, it can be determined that the colony is most likely eradicated. Care must be taken when baiting not to disturb feeding nor be too hasty to declare the colony eliminated.