For years, the standard method of controlling subterranean termites was to apply a liquid pesticide, known as a termiticide, to the soil. The goal was to create a continuous chemical barrier around and under the building in order to block all potential routes of termite entry. Termites attempting to penetrate the treated soil were either killed or repelled. In actual practice, there are many obstacles to achieving such a barrier. Many potential termite entry points are hidden behind walls, floor coverings, and other obstructions. Even where access for treatment is possible, it is hard to uniformly wet soil and achieve thorough coverage. A typical "barrier" treatment may involve hundreds of litres of pesticide injected into the ground alongside the building, beneath concrete slabs, and within foundation walls. Homeowners sometimes object to the drilling and disruption that such treatments often require.
The TermatriX Termite Elimination system has been designed as professional termite elimination system installed by professional pest management companies who have undergone specific training in the identification and implementation of integrated pest management plans.
Termatrix is designed to attract and eliminate termites in a safe non invasive way. The TermatriX termite Bait is a registered product under the requirements of legislation administered by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
The latest research conducted by the CSIRO in Australia shows that termites are highly attracted to multiple food sources that contain large surface areas such as the combination found solely in the TermatriX Station design. The TermatriX stations contain 3 highly palatable food sources delivering the largest cellulose food attractant available in any baiting station found in the market. In addition, each station contains a unique highly palatable compressed cellulose attractant secured within a TAC (Termite Aggregation Cylinder) to make termite inspection quick, easy and less costly.
TermatriX stations should be placed at approximately 3m intervals around the house perimeter and between 300mm-500mm away from foundation walls. Where possible TermatriX IG stations should be strategically placed in areas where termites forage in order to dramatically increase the number of station hits. Suggested “hot spots” include;
1. Close to tree stumps, trees, wood piles and mulched garden beds.
2. Close to foundation walls and abutted to garden paths or possibly cored into garden paths or under walkway pavers that help lock in moisture.
3. Areas that contain high moisture potential around the foundations perimeter such as under air-conditioning units, hot water units close to down pipes and garden taps.
Termite baiting employs a very different approach. With termite baiting, small amounts of active ingredient are deployed in plastic in-ground stations to knock out populations of termites foraging in and around the structure. Foraging termites consume the bait and share it with their nest mates, resulting in a gradual decline in termite numbers. A comprehensive baiting program then seeks to maintain a termite-free condition on the customer's property through ongoing inspection, monitoring and re-baiting as needed.
First, we will inspect your home for termites or identify termite "hot spots", such as air conditioning units, hot water systems; old tree stumps leaky taps, garden beds, fence posts, and bathrooms. If there are termites or if there is a significant risk of attack from subterranean termites,
Then we will recommend the installation of TermatriX termite Monitoring In-Ground system and or if active termites are found inside, Above-Ground TermatriX Termite baits will be installed for immediate colony control.
Many factors impact the foraging behaviour of termites, such as weather, season, species and disturbance. It is highly important that you understand termite behaviour of the species you are baiting. We recommend regular monitoring activity in high risk areas refer to termiteactionvictoria.com.au. This may be monthly, or even more frequently, depending on species, degree of activity, etc. Other areas that have cooler winters may be cutback in inspection frequency. For active termite sites we recommend monitoring intervals do not extend more than 4 weeks in summer and 6 weeks in winter. In some situations the intervals may be as short as 2 weeks.
For aggressive feeding species such as Coptotermes acinaciformes or C.raffrayi, the interval may be shorter than the slow feeding Heterotermes Spp. Keep to regular standard inspection intervals and remember that stations with no food will be abandoned.
Stations should be checked regularly (at least quarterly) for termite activity.
Step 1. Using a pole digging auger of 11 cm in diameter, the Pest Manager will dig a hole 25cm deep.
Step 2. Termite below ground stations containing a preferred matrix of highly palatable cellulose matrix will be placed at 3 - 4m intervals around the perimeter of the structure in moist shady areas where possible, such as in mulched garden beds, close to "hot spots".
Step 3. The Termite Aggregation Cartridge (TAC) containing cellulose attractant tablets (No Active Ingredient) in a secure aggregation cartridge will be inserted to monitor for termite activity. (TAC) is unique to TermatriX and offers significant advancements over competitor products in aggregating large numbers of termites to a single feeding site and for making inspection simple.
Step 4. The stations will be checked regularly for termite activity using a customised tool to open the secure station lids.
Step 5. When termites are found in a station (TAC), the TermatriX termite bait containing CHLORFLUAZURON 1 g/kg mixed with water will be placed directly into the station to ensure minimal termite disturbance and immediate termite feeding.
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