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Written by Tim Denner
on July 08, 2021

Protecting your home from termites is a process that requires several steps. There is not one single step you can take to ensure that you will never get a termite infestation. Instead, there are several steps you should take to maximize your chances of keeping these pests out. Baiting stations are one tool that you can use to help protect your home from termites. Learning how termite baiting stations work will help you determine if you want to include them in your overall strategy to keep these pests out of your home.

Establish a perimeter around your home

Baiting stations are designed to create a perimeter around your house. The cylindrical stations are buried in your yard at predetermined intervals. The distance from the house to the bait stations and between each bait station is predetermined based on a number of factors. Your termite pro will know the appropriate spacing to provide maximum effectiveness for your home. If termites move toward your house, some of them will happen upon the bait stations and feed off of the wood inside. When your termite pro returns to check the stations, the condition of the wood will provide important information about the termite threat to your home.

Display the level of termite activity in the immediate area

The condition of the wood in the baiting stations is an indication of the level of termite activity in the immediate area. The easily digestible wood blocks in the baiting stations are designed to show clear evidence when termites have been present. The termite pro will look at the condition of the wood and make an assessment about home much risk there is to your home. A lot of termite activity in the baiting stations can indicate an imminent threat to your home. Having the baiting stations monitored regularly will ensure that the potential threat of a termite infestation is discovered early on.

Allow your home to be regularly monitored by a professional

One of the best things about having baiting stations at your home is the fact that they will be regularly monitored by a professional. Keeping professional eyes on your baiting station also means that there will be professional eyes on your home. The overall goal of having baiting stations is to take preventative action when a termite infestation is likely. If there is concern about the level of termite activity in the area because of the condition of the baiting stations, the termite pro will set up an inspection of your home and recommend treatment as needed.

Termite baiting stations can be an important part of your overall termite protection strategy. You will work with a termite professional to determine if baiting stations are a good option for your home. You can talk to the pros at TAPS Termite about setting up a termite inspection for your home so you can get started protecting your property from these pests.

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