If your idea of fun is to run around your house every month
taking lids off plastic boxes and staring into dark holes and
risking failed treatments then stop right here.
And yes, in many areas, monthly inspection is required.
We wish you all the very best of luck.
For a 'better way' we invite you to read on.
Our interceptors are fully manufactured in Australia from
sustainably sourced timber and use less material on an
annual basis. They have a zero touch inspection system
which means they only take seconds to inspect and there
is 'zero' chance of disturbing termites.
Termites are not rocket scientists or interior decorators.
They are hunting for food and not a fancy habitat.
BONUS 100 GRAM PACK OF TERMATRIX2 TERMITE BAIT
Easy to follow instructions included.
( Sells on eBay for $30.00 - $40.00 and pros can charge around $200.00 per pouch )
Bait is to be used AFTER termites are detected in the traps. Not effective against
Mastotermes Darwiniensis. More than one pouch will be required for a complete treatment.
Will last ( unused ) for many years if stored in a dark and dry place.
Way too many homeowners only act 'after' an invasion is detected.
They thought home insurance would cover termite damage
( it doesn't ) or that their concrete slab would protect them.
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 have the following in common.
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 results in a failed treatment outcome anyway.
They all 'intercept' termites.
A brief history of termite detection.
> 1992 A timber stake.
A proven method of termite detection still used for scientific field testing.
It was pulled out of the ground to examine for termite attack.
Great at termite detection but all 'treatable' pathways were
destroyed during inspection making treatment ineffective.
January 1992 A stake with a cork stopper.
Entomologists developed a less disruptive inspection system
by drilling a long hole and putting in a cork stopper. The stopper
was removed and inspected for termite activity. Pest controllers
could then use the opening to introduce killing baits.
Around 1996 Lockable plastic boxes were developed by
a major chemical company in an 'attempt' to control the 'treatment' market.
Soon after this, competing companies entered the market.
Plastic boxes of varying designs have been around since ( warts and all ).
Provide internal space for treatment matrix.
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.
2005 A timber stake with window.
Our first leapfrog over the plastic boxes. Modern technology
allowed us to replace the cork with a transparent window making
touch free inspection possible.
2016 Hi-Vis inspection. Another leapfrog.
We enabled inspection from metres away. Plastic boxes to date
still require lid removal for inspection.
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.
Not aesthetically perfect.
When will TDAKS® Interceptors need replacement ?
Check after a one year then every 2 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 can'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.
COST OPTIONS FOR 12 TRAPS
$2,500 - $3,000 for a set of plastic boxes including
'inspection charges' for the first year.
You buy ours & pro installs:
You buy ours & pay pro to point out locations:
Most cost effective way:
Buy ours & install them yourself.
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.