NEMESIS Termite Bait System
Article by Bruce Gow
“Nemesis is a great termite bait system. If you’re wondering ‘How does a termite bait system work?’ just keep on reading and you’ll know!”
NEMESIS is an Australian termite bait system designed to attract and eliminate termite colonies in a safe non invasive way.
It uses an insect growth regulator (IGR), Chlorfluazuron, as the active constituent in the Nemesis bait.
Active termites feed on the highly attractive bait food source & translocate the IGR to other members of the colony, at levels undetectable by those termites, until the colony collapses.
Nemesis termite bait is a registered product under the requirements of legislation administered by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
The system uses a number of unique stations for in-ground & above ground interception of active termites.
Nemesis in-ground stations are deployed around the perimeter of your home.
Termite attractive timber inserts are placed inside these external stations and are monitored on a regular basis for termite activity.
Will installing Nemesis Termite Baits around my house attract termites?
Definitely not. The Nemesis termite bait is added after the termites “find” or bump into the stations randomly and infest the timbers contained within. Termites cannot smell the timber buried in the soil.
Termites actually forage through the soil looking for new food sources at random. The Nemeses bait stations may allow existing termite activity to be detected and thereafter a baiting process can commence.
That’s not to say that there may be other termite colonies in other areas of your property. We do not recommend that you have a termite baiting system of any kind installed as a stand alone system except in cases where soil treatment is not possible.
How long will it take for the termite baiting to control termites?
That depends on a lot of factors including, but not limited to, size of colony/ies, number of termites and time of year.
Generally speaking, any baiting system can take from months to even years before control is established as a stand alone system. We only recommend using this method for monitoring termite activity in conjunction with soil treatment, or in situations where a soil treatment cannot be implemented.
For example where the building is built on a rock shelf.
If termites area problem for you, please call us without delay on 0417 251 911, or send us a message for a free quote and advice about environmentally friendly termite bait systems.
If you are required to have a building inspection when buying or selling homes, we provide concise pest reports, termite reports and advise you on protection against TERMITES.
We also consult to other timber inspection firms for problem jobs that have undertaken certified inspection reports that haven’t picked up problems because of lack of access.
Call Bruce on 0417 251 911 or send us a message if you have a problem with termites or need termite baits.