One of the best ways to address pest problems is to put down traps. While termite traps are quite a bit different from the traps we use for other pests, there are some similarities. They are put down where termites can find them. They have a tasty bait that termites like to eat. And, most of all, they work to eliminate termites.
The Big Benefit Of Using Traps
There are many products that can be used to get control of termites and other pests. Traps are uniquely beneficial because they target the pest. If you have a rodent problem, these critters will crawl into the tamper-resistant traps placed around your home, and they won't come back out. If you have an ant problem, traps will give the species of pest ant a food source it desires. This food source is then shared with the rest of the ant colony and it works to eliminate the colony. If you want to protect your home from Brentwood termites, traps are a targeted solution. Like with ant traps, termites don't get trapped inside. They eat the bait and then share the food source with the other termites in their colony. One by one, the termites are exposed to the active ingredient and the colony is eliminated. This is an ideal way to stop termites because:
Termites eat wood. Most other pests do not. So termites are likely to be the only organisms that feed on the bait inside your termite traps.
The active ingredient inside termite traps is likely to be a chitin synthesis inhibitor, which prevents termites from molting. When termites can't molt, they die. This is because they can't create a new exoskeleton after shedding the old.
Chitin synthesis inhibitors last longer than insect growth regulators (IGRs), which are also used to arrest insect development.
There is a great benefit to using a termite control product that targets termites. When you target termites, you won't impact all of the other organisms that live in the ground around your property. While many are icky, like slugs and earthworms, they're necessary for the health of your soil, lawn, and the plants in your landscaping.
How Termite Traps Are Different
Many traps that are used to arrest insect problems are placed above ground. Termite traps are installed under the surface of the ground. This is so worker termites can find the bait. In Brentwood, the termites that attack our homes are subterranean termites. These insects live in the ground—when they're not inside the tunnels they create in wood. This is why the traps need to be inserted into the ground.
All Traps Are Not Created Equal
You can't just put any old trap in the ground and expect to protect your home from termite damage. Some baits work better than others. At All-American Pest Control, we trust the award-winning Sentricon® System with Always Active™. The bait used in the Sentricon® System has been proven scientifically to be more interesting to termites than wood. That's saying something because wood is the primary food source termites eat. Not only do they prefer this bait, but it gets even more desirable to termites as it ages. So it grows in effectiveness over time rather than reducing in effectiveness the way termiticides do.
A Pitfall Of DIY Termite Control
When homeowners select and install termite traps, not only can they select traps that don't have effective bait, they can accidentally install the traps in a way that doesn't effectively eliminate colonies. The team that developed Sentricon® with Always Active™ understood this. That's why the Sentricon® System must be installed by a Certified Sentricon® Installer. If you live in Brentwood, let our certified installers put this system in place around your home or business property. Our service team members take care of all the hard work and make sure your termite protection is installed correctly.
What The Experts Say
Don't take chances with your property. Tennessee termites can take a big bite out of your equity. When you invest in the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ you decide how much you're going to let termites cost you. There are no surprises. You can even add it as a line item in your budget. This is what personal money management expert Dave Ramsey suggests.
Brentwood Termite Control
Take the advice of the experts and protect your Brentwood property, and your savings account, from the unexpected costs of subterranean termite damage. Reach out to All-American Pest Control today and speak with one of our agents to schedule a service visit. We're here to help you with all your pest control needs.
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