Laguna Pest Control has completed an in-depth training program and has undertaken ongoing professional development as part of the EXTERRA Quality Care program.
What is Exterra?
The EXTERRA Termite Interception and Baiting System has protected more than 100,000 homes and businesses in Australia. The premium quality and proven performance of EXTERRA makes it an easy choice for protecting your most important asset – your home. Your EXTERRA Termite Interception and Baiting System is there to protect you from the invasion of termites, continually.
EXTERRA Stations are placed around your property to intercept termites. Once intercepted, REQUIEM™ Termite Bait is added to the large EXTERRA Station. The termites feed on the Requiem and the colony is eliminated easily and quickly, right at the point of termite attack. The EXTERRA Termite Interception and Baiting System, with its unique Termite Interception Zone encircling your home, is a baiting system that creates a complete Termite Interception Zone around your home. This complete and continuous zone is created by using a patented Focus Termite Attractant™ in each Station so termites are intercepted before they reach your home.
How Exterra Works Against Termites
- EXTERRA starts in the ground…
The first step of using EXTERRA is to install In-ground Stations around your property where termites are likely to be foraging for food. The Stations contain eucalypt timber interceptors that numerous, independent, studies have shown are the termites preferred food source.
- …or under the concrete…
If your property is surrounded by concrete, then the special EXTERRA In-concrete Station is used. This has a stainless steel cap that seals flush with the pathway.
- …and inside your home FOR QUICK RESULTS.
EXTERRA Above-ground Stations are the preferred approach when termites are already in your home. REQUIEM Termite Bait is placed in the safe and sealed Station when it is installed. Above-ground Stations speed up the process of colony elimination. After the termite colony is eliminated, the Above-ground Stations are removed.
- When the termites are intercepted…
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 when the REQUIEM Termite Bait is added either.
- …and now the REQUIEM Termite Bait goes to work.
REQUIEM Termite Bait 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, local studies show that once termites start feeding on REQUIEM they stop feeding on the timbers in your home! REQUIEM is also non-toxic to you and your pets.
- Termites can’t resist REQUIEM, leading to the colony’s quick demise.
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 consumption of REQUIEM. This ensures that the entire colony is eliminated.
- The colony is eliminated.
Any remaining REQUIEM is removed. Fresh timber interceptors are placed in the In-ground Stations, and the Above-ground Stations are removed. To protect you against the constant threat from new termite colonies or other established colonies, the EXTERRA System works on an ongoing process of ‘Peace of Mind’ monitoring, baiting and eliminating.
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.