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Termite Baits vs Termidor Termite Barriers

Are you considering the different termite treatment options? A1 Pest Control utilizes three different options that are available and recommended depending on the type of termite infestation you might have. 

These options fall into the two categories of “Baiting Systems” and “Termite Barriers”, our baits are manufactured by Bayer (Agenda), BASF (Trelona) and the termiticide that we use for our termite barriers is Termidor. This article will detail the advantages of both.

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Agenda Baits

Agenda (Bayer) offers a variety of baiting options; A1 Pest Control employs their On-Ground and In-Ground baits. Both options have their own advantages and each will suit a different scenario more aptly.

Advantages of On-Ground baits:

The premises for On-Ground baits being more effective is that the termite scouts that traverse the top of the ground (as opposed to tunnelling through the soil) cover much more ground in the same amount of time as a subterranean scout.

Which means that On-Ground stations are found much faster by termites than In-Ground stations are. These stations are also made effective through placement at areas which would intercept foraging termites. 

Evidence shows that termite scouts instinctively prefer navigating along joints and edges which is useful as the on ground stations can be placed at these points.

Another advantage is that these stations are designed to be placed over large
cracks through which termites often gain access to a home.

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The On-Ground Stations:

· Requires minimal labour to install, no tools or equipment required

· Can be relocated if found ineffective at a certain point

· Minimal timber decay as opposed to stations that are buried

· Have a combination of timbers ( 2 x Tasmanian Oak and 2 x Radiata Pine)

· Consist of a UV stable plastic grey in colour which suits harsher Australian conditions and can blend in with buildings

· Can also be affixed with silicone, or a liquid nails glue as well as having the provision for screws or nails to be used 

 

They can also be placed:

 

· Anywhere in the garden, dug into mulch or gravel

· Over any cracks which might facilitate termite travel (larger than 2mm)

· Near edges or joints

· Against walls and inside any outhouse, shed or building

 

Advantages of In-Ground baits:

In-Ground stations have been industry standard for over a decade and as such have been refined to their tried and trusted design. 

These have an advantage over the On-Ground stations as these can be placed in areas that are grassed. 

They also accommodate larger timber sizes than the On-Ground equivalent and feature a much lower profile for customers who want a bait system that isn’t very intrusive. 

They also featured blanked off holes which can be opened to serve as indicators of termite activity inside the bait (as the termites will “mud up” these holes).

They also have the options of using a small yellow aerial which allows for easy
identification when a technician is conducting an inspection.

 

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In Ground stations:

· Can be placed anywhere in the garden

· Makes use of a standard 150mm auger for easy installation

· Has “Blanked off holes” which serve as indicators of termite activity when they become mudded up/filled with mud

Placement:

· Anywhere in the garden where they can be submerged in soil

 

Advantages of a Termidor Termite Barrier:

Termidor Termiticide is one of the most effective methods of protection against termite infestation. 

The way the barrier functions incorporates a “Unique Transfer Affect™ that allows for the Termidor to be applied to the termites’ exterior and then carried back to the nest and spread throughout the colony. 

It also has one of the fastest rates of termite elimination and provides long term residual control. Above all it is also completely safe and poses no threats in domestic or commercial situations as a non-toxic product; 

it also doesn’t inhibit the development of any micro-organisms or earth worms and plants in the soil.

 

Termidor’s success is also owed to the fact that it is non-repellent which means that termites don’t avoid the barrier as with other treatments. 

This means that they continue through the Termidor until a lethal dose is applied and often return the termiticide to the nest.

Warranty:
Termidor also has a whopping $2,000,000 warranty which gives any homeowner
peace of mind. This warranty covers structural damage where any insurance
company in Australia would refuse to assist in recovering termite damaged
items.

 

Application:

Termidor barriers are quite versatile in that they can be applied to the whole home and outbuildings or only certain areas where a client might request for a barrier set up. 

As such the price is flexible and by incorporating a Thermal Termite inspection our clients are often afforded a large discount due to the accuracy with which we can apply a Termidor Barrier.

 

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If you have any more questions regarding our termite prevention and treatment options then please give us a ring on 0417 251 911 or alternatively email the company owner bruce@a1pestcontrol.com.au and we’ll be more than happy to help with your termite issue.

"We first used A1 Pest Control a few years ago when we noticed a few termites under a wine barrell in the rear yard of our home. We asked A1 Pest Control Sydney to pay us a visit to have a thorough termite inspection of our home. Bruce and his crew were on time, and very well presented. They explained how they would get rid of the termite infestation using a low toxic method and how their Thermal cameras worked, It worked very well and now we can sleep at night!"
Gary and Carol Harman
"We have been using Bruce form A1 Pest Control for over 4 years now. We bought our new house on the Hills Area, and moved in. our neighbours had problem with rodents and spiders so they are using A1 next door. I asked them if they could come over and treat our house too, as i didn't want to chase pest around our home. The service was not only effective, but carried out without any smelly fumes that we have experienced in our last house. They solved problem next door and I haven't seen a bug since."
Melissa Topper
"A1 Pest Control exterminators where great! I'm very happy to say that they solved a bed bug problem that I had after we had visitors from overseas visit us. I would recommend A1 Pest Control to anyone needing a safe and effective treatment of bed bugs"
Amanda Wu
"Bruce solved our commercial pest control problem in Castle Hill. Cockroaches were throughout our factory and they were completely gone after two visits from his exterminators. Just seeing one cockroach can lose us clients. I know now everyhing is ok, and our reputation is intact"
Raj Beri, Europa International
"Bruce from A1 Help us get rid of a bad spider infestation that have been troubling us for a while. It was done with low toxic spray and his crew even game me some cockroach and ant baits to get rid of them. I have recommended A1 to all my friends and family"
Carmel Thomas
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