Subterranean Termite Bait Stations vs. Liquid Termidor Treatment

Subterranean Termites

Warning: If you currently have a termite bait system installed around your home or if you’re thinking about having 1 installed….WATCH THIS VIDEO NOW!!

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I’ve had a lot of people ask me about installing Subterranean Termite bait stations over the years so I figured today is as good a day as any to let you know WHY I DO NOT EVER recommend bait stations for Subterranean Termites.

First, let me preface my comments by saying I used to service and sell termite bait systems when they were introduced way back in 1995, so I know what I’m talking about.

Here are the main reasons I no longer use a termite bait system:

  • Termite bait systems are installed 10-15′ apart leaving huge gaps in termite coverage.
  • When the termite bait system is installed, there is ZERO bait placed in the stations.  There are sticks of wood placed in each station hoping termites find the stations and not your home 1st. This is much like chumming for fish.
  • Bait does not get placed in the stations until LIVE activity is found in 1 of the stations.  What happens if the termites miss the stations and head right for the house?
  • Maintenance of the system is costly and companies don’t check them properly.  Most stations I find look like they’ve been abandoned and haven’t been checked in months, sometimes years.  Watch the video above for proof…
  • There is nothing around the foundation protecting your home if termites miss the stations and find your home.
  • No money back offer on system.  See our Money Back Guarantee above.
  • Older technology and very labor intensive.
  • Much higher failure rate than a liquid treatment.

These are just a few of the reasons I converted all of our clients that had a termite bait system to a liquid treatment in 2007.  I removed all the stations and did a full liquid treatment FREE of charge.

When I started my company in 1980, I was using a product called Chlordane to treat Subterranaean Termites.  Chlordane was awesome.  It killed termites…and just about any other insect in sight…nearly 1o0% of the time.  The product was great at killing bugs and treatment methods didn’t really matter.  The product just had to be placed in the vicinity of termite activity and BOOM, the termites were dead.  Sound great, right?  Well, just as the product was great at killing bugs, it wasn’t great for the environment nor for people handling and applying it.   The product was proven to cause cancer and many other health related issues, so it was removed from the market in 1988.

From 1988 to 1995, we were left to treat Subterranean Termites using inferior liquid products.  Retreatment or failure rates went from less than 1% to nearly 30%.  What that means is out of every 100 homes we treated for Subterranean Termites, nearly 30% resulted in a re-infestation of termites.  Nearly 30% of all the termite treatments failed.  That’s a huge amount of failure for any business…and some businesses had to close their doors.  Fortunately for me, that didn’t happen.

So, when termite bait technology was introduced in 1995, there was a big need for a change in the termite industry and I was willing to give it a shot.  Why not?  I’d gone from 1% failure to 30% failure.  What was there to lose?  I went through the training, got my staff trained on how to install and maintain the program and we started selling the baiting system.  We sold ALOT of bait systems…a lot.

After a few year of maintaining the bait system, we started having failures, just as we had with the liquid treatments.  The termites weren’t finding the stations, they were finding the houses instead.  We were visiting properties monthly, had plenty of bait in the stations and we were still finding termites in the houses.  We were spending a lot of time and money monitoring termite activity we couldn’t stop with the baits.

Fortunately, in 2000, we were introduced to a new product called Termidor®.  It had new technology and a lot of test data showing the effectiveness of the product on Subterranean Termites.  We were skeptical at 1st, but willing to give it a try.  I’m happy to say, we’re still using Termidor to this day.  Our retreatment or failure rates are back under 1% and our customers are thrilled with our 100% money back guarantee.

In fact, we’re now offering a 5 year money back guarantee on all Termidor® treatments.  If after 120 days and up to 5 years (1825 days) of your initial treatment, we uncover a live colony of Subterranean Termites, I will retreat your entire home for FREE and refund your entire initial investment. *

Give our office a call @ 813-935-7554  and we’ll send 1 of my highly trained termite technicians to your home for a free inspection.

Yours For a Bug Free Home…..

*Termite warranty must be current and paid up to date.  Money back excludes any and all warranty renewal fees paid.