Exterra the Ultimate Termite Protection
Until recently in Melbourne, the almost exclusively used method of termite control was the application of a chemical termite barrier. The application of such a barrier to your home would typically involve spraying large volumes of toxic and environmentally persistent chemicals around and under its foundations in close proximity to you, your family and pets.
But Exterra radically changes all that!
This system is currently the safest and most environmentally friendly termite management product on the market today.
This revolutionary product enables effective management and monitoring for any property including buildings where other products are not suitable due to construction design.
The process for the Exterra system involves an initial inspection to evaluate the property and design a program for our clients needs in compliance with Australian Standards 3660.2.
Exterra in-ground stations are installed 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 of a timber termites prefer to eat.
Exterra above-ground stations are installed inside the building to any areas where feeding termites are located only. Bait is placed within the safe and sealed bait stations until the colony has been eliminated. These above-ground stations will be removed once colony control has been achieved.
Termites are easily detected in the Exterra stations. The unique design of the Exterra in-ground station allows monitoring with minimum disturbance. It is important that termites are not disturbed during the baiting process.
Requiem Bait is added to the Exterra stations without disturbing the termites. This is important to achieve fast and reliable results. Requiem bait is highly palatable to termites and they readily consume it in preference to other timber. Requiem bait is also non-toxic to you, your family and pets. The termites feed on the Requiem bait and take it back to the colony where it is fed to the entire colony.
Once the colony has been eliminated, any remaining Requiem bait is removed. Fresh timbers are installed to the in-ground stations, the above ground stations are removed and 'Peace of Mind' monitoring continues. This is because your property remains susceptible to future termite attack from new termite colonies or other established termite colonies. To manage this ongoing threat the Exterra System works on an ongoing process of monitoring, baiting and eliminating.
Edwards Pest Control uses and recommends the use of the Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System.
Contact Edward direct on 03 9309 2379.
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 Authorized 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. This can mean a significant decrease in the time to colony elimination.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the EXTERRA Stations attract Termites to my home?
Rest easy, the answer is NO. The Exterra Stations are there to protect your home and will only intercept those termites that have entered into and are actually foraging in your garden.
If the Stations weren't there, then these termites would eventually seek out and attack your home.
What do you do if you've found Termites?
DON'T DISTURB OR DESTROY THEM!
Your first reaction when you find termites is often to try and get rid of them yourself.
This will only disturb them and will not make them disappear. You have to remember the termites are working from a nest that could be located anywhere within 100 metres of your home. By disturbing the termites that you have found you will only make them attack your home somewhere else perhaps less visible.
The first thing you should do is contact Edwards Pest Control and book in for a Visual Timber Pest Inspection and/or quotation on 0475 795945.
If a neighbour has termites in their house will I get termites?
If your neighbour has termites, this does not mean your house will have them. However, it is not unusual after a termite treatment that an adjoining house maybe affected. It does mean that your house is at above average risk of a termite infestation. It is recommended to have your home inspected at least annually.
Are 'white ants' termites?
Yes. What people refer to as 'white ants' are termites, and the term 'white ants' is a misnomer that is simply descriptive of their appearance.
Can termites eat concrete?
No, termites do not eat concrete. They can however squeeze through very small cracks in concrete which gives the appearance that they ate the concrete.
Can Exterra be used in other situations?
Yes. Exterra has been used in train stations, schools, shopping centers, commercial premises. Anywhere that termites are present.