TAPS-Header

CALL US:(408) 259-5900

Serving: Santa Clara County & Surrounding Areas

BOOK YOUR FREE INSPECTION
Pay Now
Written by Tim Denner
on August 17, 2021

If you are searching for ways to protect your home from the threat of termites, one of the options you will hear about are termite baiting stations. There is a lot of different information out there about termite baiting stations and it can be confusing to sort through. You do not need to read through a bunch of complicated and technical information to understand what termite baiting systems are and how they work. As long as you understand a few basic elements you will have enough information to determine if baiting stations are worth considering for your home.

What are termite baiting stations?

Termite baiting stations are cylindrical containers that are placed around the exterior of your home. These cylinders are put into the ground at regular intervals around the perimeter of your house. The correct intervals between the stations and the distance from your house will be determined by the termite pro who installs the stations. When the baiting stations are installed, they will be flush with the ground so you do not need to worry about having them show in your yard. Each baiting station has openings that will allow termites to easily move in and out. Inside the baiting stations, there is an easily digestible piece of wood.

How do baiting stations work?

Baiting stations work by intercepting termites as they move toward your house. The termites come across a baiting station and find their way inside to a piece of wood. While in the baiting station, the termites feed on the wood. The baiting stations are regularly monitored by a termite professional. The pro looks at the piece of wood to determine if there is termite activity near your home. If the condition of the wood indicates a lot of activity, then it is a sign that your home may be at imminent risk for a termite infestation. The overall role of termite baiting stations is to monitor the level of termite activity in the area.

How do baiting stations protect my home from termites?

Baiting stations help your termite professional monitor the level of termite activity in the area. The information provided by the baiting stations will help the termite professional decide what to do. If there is a lot of activity, you may need to have your home inspected and possibly treated with termiticide.

Baiting stations can help you in your efforts to protect your home from the threat of termites. Having a professional install and monitor your baiting stations means that you will regularly have an expert keeping an eye on the termite activity near your house. If you are interested in getting a termite baiting system installed at your home, get in touch with the pros at TAPS Termite.

New call-to-action

Subscribe Here!

New call-to-action

Let Us Know What You Thought about this Post.

Put your Comment Below.