Exterra Interception and Baiting System
The Exterra Termite Interception & Baiting System is designed to intercept foraging termites and to concentrate termite feeding in Exterra Stations. In-ground Stations containing timber interceptors are embedded in the soil around the perimeter of your building. These are inspected on a regular basis until termites are intercepted.
At this point Exterra Requiem Termite Bait is added to the In-ground Station. Requiem is a Chitin Synthesis Inhibitor. A key component of a termite’s exoskeleton is the substance chitin. Without chitin termites cannot complete their natural moulting process. If they do not moult they die. This results in the elimination of the colony whilst avoiding the use of toxic chemicals in the environment.
When the colony has been eliminated, the Requiem Termite bait is removed and fresh timber interceptors are placed in the Stations. These Stations continue to be monitored on a regular basis.
Where termites are located feeding within your building(s), Above-ground Stations containing Requiem Termite Bait are installed. This may require inserting small screws and the creation of small access holes to enable termites to enter the Station. These Stations are removed once the colony has been eliminated, or if no feeding occurs.
International studies have shown that Requiem has a very low level of mammalian toxicity, even at very high levels of exposure, so it does not pose any risk to you, your family, the environment or your pets.
For your further security it is safely contained within tamper-proof Stations at all times.
House under attack from termites.
The first step in the Exterra Management program is a thorough inspection of your home by a fully accredited and licensed pest manager. Your Authorised Exterra Pest Manager will determine the nature of the threat to your property and recommend cultural changes you should make as well as determining optimal placement of Exterra Stations.
Exterra Stations are placed around your property.
Stations are checked regularly. If termites are in your home, Above-ground Stations are installed. Above-ground Stations allow your termite problem to be dealt with immediately, right at the point of termite attack. The unique Focus Termite Attractant is added to your Stations at this time. This ensures the termites are attracted into the Station and do not pass between them and enter your home. This is unique to Exterra. This can mean a significant decrease in the time to colony elimination. A hand-held computer and barcode scanner are used to ensure the quality of your program.
Termites are intercepted by Exterra Stations.
Termites are easily detected in the Exterra Stations. The unique (patented) design of the Exterra Station allows for termites to be seen without disturbing them. This is very important. And the termites are not disturbed during bait application either.
The Exterra Station is baited with Requiem
Requiem is 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 timbers in your home! Requiem is also very low toxicity to you, your pets and the environment.
The Termite Colony is eliminated by the Requiem.
The termites feed on the Requiem and take it back to the colony where it is fed slowly throughout the entire colony. Since the termites die gradually, they do not associate the colony’s demise with the Requiem. This ensures that the entire colony is eliminated.
|The colony is eliminated….
Fresh interceptors are placed in the Stations and ‘Peace of Mind’ monitoring continues. Your property always remains susceptible to future attack from new termite colonies or other established colonies in your area. To relieve this constant threat the Exterra System works on an ongoing process of monitoring, baiting and eliminating. This makes its use ideal as an ongoing early warning system. And with Focus Termite Attractant there to ensure the termites find the Stations before your home – you have total security.
In fact, we are so confident of Exterra’s extraordinarily high level of effectiveness that we back it with a $100,000 Timber Replacement Warranty. If termites damage your home and it is covered by our warranty, we will repair up to $100,000 of qualified new termite damage.Like any warranty, limitations apply. Refer to the actual warranty for a full explanation of the coverage and its limitations.
Just another reason why Exterra is the only choice to protect your biggest investment.
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