Talking about Pest Control Techniques
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Talking about Pest Control Techniques

Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.

Talking about Pest Control Techniques

Do Termite Bait Systems Even Work?

Riley Baker

If you've ever dealt with termites invading your home and destroying it from the inside out, you know firsthand how devastating these little creatures can be. Not only can they eat through the entire frame of your house, but they can also do a lot of damage completely undetected. Usually, when you notice the first signs of damage on the outside, it's only because they've eaten through most of whatever's been in their path to that point.

That's why prevention is one of the best keys to ensuring termites stay far away. One of the more recent additions to this line is the termite control bait system, which can either be installed by professionals or even by the homeowner themselves. There are numerous versions of this — subterranean, targeted, ones used in tandem with other treatments — but whatever the situation is, the one thing most people care about is whether these products even work.

How a Termite Control Bait System Works

Traditional pesticides are usually sprayed on to the affected areas, such as the perimeter of the house. These act in two ways: killing whatever is already there and preventing new pests from arriving.

With a termite control bait system, a trap is usually placed near where termites have already been discovered or in certain "hot spots" that termites are most likely to appear. They'll either be installed with the trap set in place, or the technician may decide to set a piece of fresh wood to attract the termites to the location, and then switch it with a bait after the termites are already interested. 

Normally, these traps can last around 12 months; if they work, the homeowner won't ever be able to tell that termites were even there to begin with, which can make it frustrating for the homeowner to keep applying new traps.

Do Termite Bait Systems Work?

Many pest control technicians swear by these systems, but they must be installed properly. A bait control system must not be overloaded with bait or else too many pests will be attracted to the spot and leave a trail of dead termites in their wake, which can discourage future termites from taking the bait.

They also need to be used in addition with barrier treatments that can add a double layer of security. Homeowners should know that every pest control system works best in conjunction with other types of approaches.