Termites are a threat. Termites live in colonies in the nests they build; a mature colony can have anywhere from several hundred to several million individual termites. Some subterranean queens can lay up to 2000 eggs per day. Every year termite infestations cause millions of damage to timber and homes across Australia.
How does the Exterra Interception & Baiting System work?
The Exterra Interception & Baiting System works two ways as a monitoring & interception system and as a baiting system. The Exterra Interception System is termite monitoring stations installed around the building at 3 meter intervals, this creates a termite interception zone. We place timbers and focus inside each station which attracts foraging termites if they are nearby. The stations are monitored on a regular cycle and if we find termites in the stations we then replace the timbers with Requiem bait. The termites find this Requiem bait extremely palatable. Termites take the Requiem bait back to the nest and feed it throughout the colony. The bait contains a chitin inhibitor – when termites moult they require chitin to harden their exoskeleton; without the exoskeleton the termites die. Once we find no more termites feeding in the station we can declare colony elimination!!! We remove the bait from the stations and replace it with the timbers and continue the monitoring of the stations. In summary this termite management system is known as an ‘Interception System’ because if termites are in the vicinity of your home they will be attracted / intercepted into the stations to feed on the timbers rather than your home. The Exterra Baiting System can also be used if we find active termites inside your home. We are able to place a station and not only get rid of the termites inside the home but also the nest as the termites take the bait back to the nest feeding the colony. We continually inspect and re-fill the station with Requiem bait until we have total colony control ie. no more termites feeding on your home. The photo to the right is of a baiting station that is very active with the termites aggressively feeding on the Requiem Bait.
Why is Exterra Interception & Baiting System so effective?
We recommend the Exterra Interception & Baiting System when a complete and continuous chemical barrier cannot be effectively be created due to the building design & construction and surrounding environmental factors; which could allow for concealed entry of termites at construction joints. The active ingredient for the Exterra System is Chlorfluazuron; this has extensively been proven to be an environmentally safe product. The Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System claims to be the World’s Most Effective Termite Baiting System for the following reasons;
- only system with attractant to draw termites into stations
- eliminates the termite colony
- quality controlled system and operators
- larger stations intercepts termites better
- most palatable and effective termite bait
- safe for you, your pets and the environment
Ensystex the supplier of the Exterra Baiting & Monitoring system created a promotional video about termites and how the system works. Above is a YouTube link; we definitely recommend watching it. Exterra Baiting & Monitoring System Video.
Exterra has partnered with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy; when you install the environmentally friendly Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System, you will be supporting Australian Wildlife Conservancy and securing vital habitat for Australia’s threatened wildlife
We have recommended and installed the Exterra Baiting & Monitoring system to many homes and complexes on the Sunshine Coast. Termites can cause very costly damage to home owners and it is important to know what is reputable and available to protect your home
What people say about us
We achieve great results with our treatments with many happy customers,
below are some feedback / comments from our customers
Thank you to Belinda and Deano. I was using an alternate service and we ended up with termites. I rang Top Choice Pest Control and Deano came that day, located the source, treated them and then followed up in the following weeks. Termites all gone and we haven’t seen any other pests too. Great service and great price!
Deano did our pest control and was very friendly and thorough. He was flexible in the time that he could carry out the pest control as I had limited time as I work long hours. Deano was very friendly yet professional and explained what he was doing. Since my pest control has been carried out we have not seen let alone had any issues with cockroaches, ants or any other bugs. I have and would recommend them to friends and family. Thanks again guys.
Belinda and her husband were very quick in communicating with me to provide information and a quote, and were very helpful when trying to organise an inspection and treatment. Best price I found in the area. I even got a phone call after the treatment to explain the report in details for me. Thank you! Would recommend this company to others.
We approached Top Choice Pest Control to do something a bit out of the ordinary for us. We needed our boat inspected for termites for import purposes with DAFF. This was something unfamiliar to them but they definitely stepped up to the plate. Belinda put in more than 100% effort to find out everything that was going to be required for a successful report. She went above and beyond her job even the DAFF employees were very impressed. Top Choice came out to our vessel and did a thorough and skilled search and test of the boat, us and DAFF were very impressed with its work. We would highly and definitely recommend TOP CHOICE PEST CONTROL.
Thank you Deano for your professional service and the efficient manner in which you carried out the Pest Control and Termite Inspection on my home. I will continue being a regular customer from now on and I have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family members who also need Pest Control Services
Top Choice Pest Control was brilliant with helping my mum with her pest problem I would say they did an amazing job even went above and beyond their job title to help her with the situation to help it get solved and for that I am so greatfull for.
I would like to thank Deano and his team for the great work they have done at our place. My husband and I have really appreciated making business with them. They tick all the boxes; they are professional, punctual, dedicated, hard workers, accurate, thorough, careful, and always concerned with the client’s satisfaction. To that I would like to add their kindness, patience and cheerfulness. I would highly recommend Deano and his team from Kawana Top Choice Pest Control. Greatly satisfied,
I am extremely impressed with Top Choice Pest Control. Deano located the nest and entry points very quickly and prevented a major infestation continuing dead in its tracks. He conducted himself in a very professional manner and I found him to be completely honest in his appraisal of the infestation. I was very pleased with the cost of the treatment which was less than I expected but was what was quoted. The post-treatment inspections put my mind at ease and I will refer Top Choice as the number 1 Termite and Pest Control company I have ever dealt with. My builder father was on site during the treatment and was so impressed with the feedback and explanations from Deeno that he has already referred clients to Top Choice.
We have been using Kawana’s Top Choice Pest Control for over 3 years now. we have used them for Pest inspections and pest control. Belinda and Deano are a great team! Deano is very professional and thorough – I wouldn’t use anyone else on the Sunshine Coast.
What a great service from Top Choice Pest Control. They’ve taken care of our homes for over 8 years and we’ve always been very happy. They are just lovely people who go the extra mile to help keep your home safe from pests. Can highly recommend the whole team. If you’re looking for a pest company who really does care about monitoring your home for pest management, then Top Choice are the business to choose for sure.
The team at Top Choice have been doing our pest management for over 5 years and they always accommodate us every time. They are professional and understanding to our needs having 3 dogs. We recently have rented out our property and they went above and beyond due to the fact we had furniture stored in our garage. Nothing is a drama and their service is great.
We have used Top Choice Pest Control for 7 years now and we wouldn’t go anywhere else. Other than great service and affordable prices, the guys are so professional and are always happy to answer any questions I’ve had. I have a dog that is allergic to fleas and every year we get a full flea service done with our general pest control and our dog has never had a problem since. They go above and beyond to make sure we are happy with their service.