Contactless inspection means zero chance of disturbing termites during inspections. Easiest to use and most cost cost effective. Can last up to 5 years. ( that's around 7 cents per day )
Given the all clear after a termite inspection ? READ the written report and you will be shocked.
No more taking lids off plastic boxes, staring into dark holes and risking failed treatments due to their inherent design flaws.
Termites are not rocket scientists or interior decorators and have not changed their behaviour in millions of years. They are hunting for food and not a fancy habitat.
If you are experiencing a current termite infestation we are sorry to hear. DIY treatment products available here
Way too many homeowners only act 'after' an invasion is detected. They thought home insurance would cover termite damage ( it doesn't ), that their concrete slab would stop them ( it doesn't ) or their termite 'resistant' timber framing wouldn't be attacked. Since the banning of arsenic based treatments timber is no longer termite 'proof'.
Termite baiting 101. Termite baits ( traps ) are placed in soil surrounding homes with the aim of discovering termites as they relentlessly search for food and water to keep the hidden colony going. Baits are placed in the soil because termites travel 'underground'. Periodical inspections are carried out. When termite activity is indicated it means a connection has been established with the termites' underground world. A treatment is introduced which is distributed by the termites themselves, killing off the hidden colony.
All termite baiting systems are the same. They can't bait termites ( as in kill ) There is one current exemption. 12 x killing baits at around $840 annual replacement but given the weight of bait delivered they are not potent enough to do a complete job. They can't bait termites ( as in attract ) Worker termites are blind foragers. They find food in the ground the same way you would find a car while running blindfolded though a drive in movie. They tend to 'find' the bait through relentless exploration. They can't 'trap' termites unless the bait is disturbed too much ( which is all too easy with other systems ) resulting in a failed treatment. They all 'intercept' termites.
Pretty plastic systems. PROS: Very pretty. Provide internal space for treatment matrix. CONS: DIY Users need to crouch down, remove a lid ( hoping it isn't jammed ), stare into a dark hole, put the lid back on, all the while trying to avoid movement or vibration. Good luck with that. Movement and vibration can cause a termite earthquake. You end up treating a group of 'trapped' termites with no impact on the hidden colony. All manner of insects also have access to the inner workings potentially causing the cessation of termite activity. Our system PROS: High visibility termite indication. Inspection can be made from metres away. No physical interference during inspection. Only termites can cause an indication. Other nuisance pests can't enter. Zero termite disturbance during inspections. Can last up to 3 years before replacement. CONS: Not as aesthetically pleasing as plastic boxes.
When will TDAKS® Interceptors need replacement ? Depending on prevailing weather conditions they can last up to 10 years. Check after a one year then every 6 months. Replace when they display crumbling.
Can a pro help with installation ? Yes of course but the pro will be unhappy to see our Interceptors. Each time our Interceptors replace a set of plastic boxes a pest controller can lose $1800 per year. This is what a pro gets for coming to your home to inspect his own baits around your home. Would you pay a pro $150.00 for a 60 second walk around your back yard ? The pro already knows the answer which is why the termite control industry won't recommend TDAKS® Interceptors. ****If you discover termites, professional treatment is recommended if affordable. If not then we can help**** Professionals have to make a living but sometimes people can't afford the frills, especially when it can be an easy diy.
TDAKS® Interceptors ( aka baits / traps ) like all others are intended for use as an adjunct to termite barriers and professional inspections and not intended as a replacement for same.