The first step of using Exterra is to install in-ground stations around the building at points near where termites are likely to be foraging in the ground for food. The stations contain non-toxic food made by a timber termites prefer to eat.
Above-ground stations are the preferred approach when your home is infested with termites. Bait is placed in the station when it is installed. Above-ground stations speed up the process of colony elimination. Once the termite colony is eliminated, above-ground stations are removed.
Termites are easily detected in the Exterra stations. The unique patented design allows for termites to be seen without disturbing them. It is very important and the termites are not disturbed during bait application either.
Requiem bait is then added without disturbing the termites. This is vital to achieve quick and consistent results. Requiem is highly palatable to termites and they readily consume it in preference to timber. In fact, Australian studies show that once termites start feeding on Requiem, they stop feeding on the timbers in your home. Requiem is also very low in toxicity so not harmful to you and your pets.
Termites can’t resist Requiem, which leads to the colony’s quick demise. They feed on the Requiem and take it back to the colony where it is fed slowly throughout. Since the termites die gradually, they do not associate the colony’s demise with the consumption of Requiem. This ensures that the entire colony is eliminated.
Any remaining Requiem is removed and fresh timbers are placed in the stations where peace-of-mind monitoring continues. This is because your property remains susceptible to future attacks from new termite colonies. To relieve this constant threat, the Exterra system works on an ongoing process of monitoring, baiting, and eliminating.