Science In Action
The Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System is uniquely founded on solid, independent background science. Exterra uniquely exploits the termites natural biology and behaviour to provide the optimal management system. Whilst other systems 'cut corners' to provide for simpler systems, Exterra has, without compromise, focussed on providing superior termite colony elimination.This is why Exterra is the World's Most Effective Termite Baiting System.
The following scientific papers, all published in independent, peer reviewed scientific journals, demonstrate the underlying science behind Exterra.
5th International Congress on Urban Pests: Singapore, 2005, Evaluating a Termite Interception and Baiting System in Thailand, the Philippines and Australia BC Peters & S Broadbent.
34th International Research Group on Wood Preservation: Brisbane, 2003, Evaluating the Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System in Australia BC Peters & S Broadbent.
38th International Research Group on Wood Preservation: Wyoming, 2007, Termite Baiting System: A New Dimension of Termite Control in the PhilippinesCM Garcia, MY Giron & SG Broadbent.
Independent research demonstrates repeatedly that termites are attracted to larger Stations which hold more matrix. In such Stations they feed more agressively and are less likely to be disturbed. The disturbance of termites is the most important aspect to consider in Station design. This is why Exterra Stations are are the largest, and have a unique, patented, no disturbance design.
Bulletin of Entomological Review: 2006,The effect of Bait Design on Bait Consumption in Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). TA Evans & PV Gleeson.
An important result is noted in the above CSIRO paper which refers to the small Station design used by other systems; "Not only would this suggest that termites would not be consuming the bait matrix, they might continue to forage on wood in the house. It is possible that some people might interpret a reduction in termite activity in baits to mean colony reduction or elimination when in fact the termites have simply abandoned baits that are too small or inspected too frequently."
Perhaps this is why only Exterra, with its larger Stations and no disturbance design, has the confidence to guarantee termite colony elimination and offer a $100,000 Termite Damage Warranty.
34th International Research Group on Wood Preservation: Brisbane, 2003,Response of Laboratory Groups of Reticulitermes speratus (Kolbe) to Different Quantities of Food. M Lenz, T Yoshimura & K Tsunoda.
31st International Research Group on Wood Preservation: Hawaii, 2000, Size of Food Resource Determines Brood Placement in Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). M Lenz, B Kard, JK Mauldin, TA Evans, JL Etheridge & HM Abbey.
Kills Eggs & Reproductives
Journal of Economic Entomology: Vol. 94, No. 2, 2001 Bait Matrix for Delivery of Chitin Synthesis Inhibitors to the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) M Guadalupe-Rojas, & J Morales-Ramos.
Focus Termite Attractant
Sociobiology: Vol. 48, No. 3, 2006,Field Attraction of Termites to a Carbon Dioxide-Generating Bait in Australia (Isoptera) S Broadbent, M Farr, EJ Bernklau, MS Siderhurst, DM James, & LB Bjostad.
Journal of Economic Entomology: Vol. 98, No. 2, 2005 Attraction of Subterranean Termites (Isoptera) to Carbon Dioxide EJ Bernklau, EA Fromm, TM Judd, & LB Bjostad.
Exterra - The End of the Line for Termites