When a technician is called out to do a TERMITE INSPECTION and find active Termites, in some situations a chemical barrier cannot be used; for example:
1. If the house is situated on top of a rock shelf, which means the chemical cannot penetrate through to the soil or where access cannot be gained to the house being on a slab (not the sub floor).In these cases a BAITING and MONITORING system is recommended to the client.
2. The treatment is carried out by the technician finding the activity and installing an AG (above ground station). This is secured to the area where the activity is and then bait placed inside and sealed.
3. Then monitoring stations are placed around the perimeter of the house every 5 meters. There are TWO types which are installed directly into the ground, and indicate where a hole is and drill through the cement and the bait is placed inside and a cap placed on top to secure it.
4. Once the whole system has been installed the technician will return on a 2 week basis to check the above ground stations that were installed where the activity was.
5. If the half has been eaten the stations are re baited and sealed again. This is done until all evidence of activity has ceased.
6. Once the all clear is given the customer is set up with a monitoring program of all external stations which can be from every 8 weeks to 3 monthly periods.
7. If activity is found in any of the external stations then the station is baited and the process is checked again every 2 weeks until activity is ceased.
8. The in ground and in concrete stations have timber insects placed in them so as termites travel through the ground they will defect the timber and attack the stations and not the dwelling.