Termite Baiting Systems Sunshine Coast
The first step
Termite Barrier can Prevent Potential Future Infestations & Avoid Risks for Years to Come
The first step in the Exterra Management program is a thorough inspection of your home by Suncoast Pest Solutions. We will determine the nature of the threat to your property and recommend cultural changes you should make in and around the home, as well as determining optimal placement of the Exterra Termite Monitoring Stations.
We are fully trained in the Warranty requirements for the Exterra baiting system & termite treatment, we aren’t looking to cut corners, because that puts you at risk of attack by termites.
House Under Attack
Are you aware of how much damage termites can inflict on your main investment? They can cause thousands of dollars of damage before you even suspect you have a problem. Even if you have a small infestation right now, this can grow quickly, with the little critters getting to work and increasing their colony size. Termite control is not something to be dealt with lightly. Instead of trying DIY termite control Sunshine Coast, give Suncoast Pest Solutions a call. We can do a thorough inspection of your home and let you know if they see any issues.
We recommend routine termite inspections to eliminate placing your home at risk; while we are at your home, we can inspect the premises for any risk factors for termites, including any signs or termites or their nests. And we welcome any questions that you have – this is our passion and our career.
By setting up a termite barrier, such as a Exterra system, you can prevent any potential future infestations and avoid risks for years to come (provided that it is regularly serviced and maintained). You can therefore rest assure knowing that you investment is protected!
EXTERRA The Termite Terminal
Exterra Termite Interception & Baiting System
Suncoast Pest Solutions have completed in-depth training programs and have been accredited as Authorised Preferred Suppliers to supply and install the Exterra Termite Baiting System. This means we can offer the extended warranty for the product. We continue to undertake on-going professional development as part of the Exterra Quality Care program.
WHAT IS EXTERRA?
The EXTERRA Termite Interception and Baiting System has protected more than 100,000 homes and businesses in Australia. The premium quality and proven performance of EXTERRA makes it an easy choice for protecting your most important asset – your home. Your EXTERRA Termite Interception and Baiting System is there to protect you from the invasion of termites, continually.
EXTERRA Stations are placed around your property to intercept termites. Once intercepted, REQUIEM™ Termite Bait is added to the large EXTERRA Station. The termites feed on the Requiem and the colony is eliminated easily and quickly, right at the point of termite attack. The EXTERRA Termite Interception and Baiting System, with its unique Termite Interception Zone encircling your home is a baiting system that creates a complete Termite Interception Zone around your home. This complete and continuous zone is created by using a patented Focus Termite Attractant™ in each Station so termites are intercepted before they reach your home.
WHAT IS THE EXTERRA SYSTEM?
The Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System is regarded as the world’s most effective Termite Monitoring and Baiting System. It is designed to locate and eliminate the Termite colony or colonies in the vicinity of or attacking your home. Termites are easily detected in the Exterra Stations. The unique design of the Exterra Stations allows for Termites to be seen without disturbing them. This is important, as disturbing times places you at greater risk; termites are not disturbed during bait application either.
Termite Bait is added without disturbing the termites. This is vital to achieve quick and consistent results. Termite Bait is highly palatable to termites and they readily consume; infact they prefer to consume it over timber. Once termites start feeding on the bait, they stop feeding on timbers in your home.
This complete and continuous zone is created by using a patented Focus Termite Attractant™ in each Station so termites are intercepted before they reach your home.
TYPES OF EXTERRA STATIONS
There are a few options available, including in ground or above ground stations. Using Above-ground Stations in combination with In-ground Stations can be invaluable because they allow some termite problems to be dealt with more quickly, right at the point of termite attack. This can mean a significant decrease in the time between Exterra System installation and colony elimination.
The first step of using EXTERRA is to install In-ground Stations around your property where termites are likely to be foraging for food. The Stations contain eucalypt timber interceptors that numerous, independent, studies have shown are the termites preferred food source.
If your property is surrounded by concrete, then the special EXTERRA In-concrete Station is used. This has a stainless-steel cap that seals flush with the pathway.
EXTERRA Above-ground Stations are the preferred approach when termites are already in your home. REQUIEM Termite Bait is placed in the safe and sealed Station when it is installed. Above-ground Stations speed up the process of colony elimination. After the termite colony is eliminated, the Above-ground Stations are removed.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS EXTERRA?
Although the Termite Bait can take several months to completely eliminate a termite colony, it also interrupts a termite’s ability to consume wood; this drastically reduces the rate of wood consumption of the colony within six to eight weeks.
Termites have an exterior skeleton, referred to as an exoskeleton. As they grow, termites must shed their exoskeleton to form a new replacement exoskeleton. This exoskeleton replacement process is called ‘molting’ and occurs approximately every two months. A failure to complete the ‘molting’ process is lethal to termites. The toxicant contained in the Termite Bait prevents termites growing this new exoskeleton and they die.
HOW SAFE IS REQUIEM? (THE TERMITE BAIT)
The amount of Requiem needed to completely fill one Exterra Station contains less than one gram of toxicant which, in its pure, concentrated form it is less toxic than table salt. Requiem only has an action against insects with exoskeletons, meaning it is safe for your pets and family.
Although Requiem can eliminate all the termite colonies under and around a building, the previously occupied colonies may be invaded by new termite colonies. This is why it is recommended that the interception and baiting process be continued at your building even after the active termite colonies are eliminated.
Exterra’s greatest advantage compared to chemical barriers is its ability to eliminate the actual source of your termite problem, the termite colony itself.
The termites feed on the REQUIEM and take it back to the colony where it is fed slowly throughout the entire colony. Since the termites die gradually, they do not associate the colony’s demise with the consumption of REQUIEM. This ensures that the entire colony is eliminated.
Once eliminated, any remaining REQUIEM is removed. Fresh timber interceptors are placed in the In-ground Stations, and the Above-ground Stations are removed. To protect you against the constant threat from new termite colonies or other established colonies, the EXTERRA System works on an ongoing process of ‘Peace of Mind’ monitoring, baiting and eliminating.
WILL EXTERRA STATIONS ATTRACT TERMITES TO MY HOME?
Rest easy, the answer is no. The EXTERRA Stations are there to protect your home and will only intercept those termites that have entered into and are actually foraging in your garden. If the Stations weren’t there, then these termites would eventually seek out and attack your home.
EXTERRA TERMITE DAMAGE WARRANTY
The EXTERRA Performance Program for a $250,000 Termite Damage Warranty is available to compliant residential buildings using the EXTERRA Termite Interception and Baiting System.