EXTERRA Termite Baiting System
Surekil Pest Control have completed an in-depth training program and have been accredited as Authorised Prefered Operators to supply and install the EXTERRA Termite Baiting System and to offer the EXTERRA Termite Damage Warranty.
What is the EXTERRA System?
The Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System is regarded as the worlds 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.
How does EXTERRA work?
Specially designed Exterra Monitoring Stations are placed at carefully selected points in the ground around the perimeter of your home.
Each Exterra Station contains pieces of non-toxic timber that termites are known to prefer to eat and are installed where foraging termites are able to easily find.
The stations are inspected regularly and when termites have been detected, the bait, called Requiem, is then introduced without disturbing the termites. This bait contains Alpha cellulose which is the termite’s favorite food and Requiem the active ingredient which kills the colony.
How effective is EXTERRA?
Although the Requiem 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 Requiem Termite Bait prevents termites growing this new exoskeleton and they die.
Types of EXTERRA Stations
If termites are actively attacking your home, these termites can often be dealt with using Above-ground Stations in combination with In-ground Stations. Exterra Above-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.
How safe is Requiem?
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.
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.
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.