We handle our termite baiting system in five progressive steps as follows:-
Our first approach to termite baiting is to conduct a thorough check in your property for the exact termite species that attacking your property.
This is important as different termite species might require different control methods or different baiting strategies.
It is possible that more than one termite species are found in a property.
It is also possible that more than one colony of a same termite species infesting a building.
At the end of this exercise, our specialists would be able to inform you what are the exact termite species currently infesting your property and what could we do to solve your current termite problem once and for all.
Concurrent with Step 1, our trained specialist could determine the number of termite active sites, we referred them as hot spots, found in your property.
At these sites, live termites or fresh mud works are normally found. At the end of this exercise, our specialist would show you the locations of the hot spots identified.
By now, our specialist would give you a presentation on the termite species found and how we are going to solve your termite problems.
Finally, basing on the number of hot spots and the built-up area of your property, our specialists would be able to provide a verbal quotation on the termite baiting project.
A formal quotation would be passed to you shortest possible for your final approval.
After obtaining your approval of the quotation, we would arrange to install all required stations and baits at your property. This would normally be carried out within 24 hours after your approval.
It is during this stage that In-Ground monitoring stations, if they are required in your installation package, are buried into the ground at the pre-determined locations.
Above-Ground Baiting (AGB) stations and poisoned termite baits are fixed at hot-spots identified earlier. All installed stations are tightly closed with covers and screws to ensure their contents are out of reach of children and pets.
After completion of the installation, our specialists would show you where the stations are installed and would also inform you when they are coming back to inspect these stations.
The installed Above-Ground Baiting (AGB) stations would be monitored weekly or bi-weekly at the initial stage.
During each inspection round, covers of all the installed AGB stations would be opened by our specialist.
This is to check the condition of the installed bait as well as the rate of termite feeding on the bait.
Normally, once termites are intercepted inside a baiting station they could completely consumed the installed bait within few days. In such a case, new baits have to be replenished.
Occasionally, the installed bait might be spoiled by fungus or bacteria and would be replaced with fresh bait. If situation required, additional baiting station would be fixed adjacent to the existing one to increase the rate of termite feeding on the bait.
This routine task will be performed on every inspection round until the termite feeding activity has slowed down at the later stage, normally after one to two months of active feeding.
At this stage the frequency of visit would be lengthen to two to four week interval and would be continued until the feeding stops all together.
At the final stage, very often you would see dead termites inside the baiting stations which indicate that the treated colony has been completely eliminated.
The installed In-Ground Monitoring (IG) stations are inspected every two to three months.
This is because IG stations are normally installed in areas without termite presence and serve as defensive line.
During each inspection round, covers of all installed IG stations are opened by our specialist and the status of the monitoring device is checked.
If termites are successfully intercepted in an IG station, poisoned bait would be placed on top of the device and would kick start a baiting routine as mentioned on the Above-Ground baiting station above.
During each and every inspection round, our specialists would report to you the status of the baiting process.
Our job does not end after the treated termite colony has been eliminated. In fact, another new chapter starts thereafter, that is continuing monitor termite activities in and surrounding the treated property.
After the treated termite has been eliminated (normally two to three months after the start of the baiting program), all installed Above-Ground Baiting (AGB) stations would be removed.
Above-Ground Monitoring stations would be fixed at strategic places to serve as monitoring points for our routine inspection visits.
During this stage, the Above-Ground Monitoring (AGM) stations would be inspected every three months interval until the contract ends.
Within the contract period, if new termite activities are found in your property, we would initiated the baiting program from the start (step 1 above) without further charges.