You may have heard of Trelona before, but if not don’t worry, that probably means that you haven’t had to face a termite infestation yet. Trelona is essentially a new type of termite bait by BASF in the Advance Termite Bait Cartridges that acts as an inhibitor for termites and thus results in the extermination of colonies. Keep reading to find out about how we use Trelona for termite control.
All About Trelona
Trelona is a compressed termite bait that uses an active ingredient called Novaluron that is an insect growth inhibitor. Trelona Compressed Termite Bait provides an attractive food source for termites based on its composition. When Trelona is eaten by the termite, the active ingredient Novaluron impairs the termite’s ability to properly synthesize chitin and thus the termite is unable to molt and egg production is interrupted. When they are unable to molt, they are not able to form a replacement exoskeleton that is needed after the molting. This causes the termite to either die or to become incapacitated by their inability to complete the molting process. Continual consumption of the bait will cause the colony to decline, and eventually will lead to total elimination of the colony.
Advanced Termite Bait System with Trelona
Trelona has been proven to be an effective way to completely eliminate a termite colony through sustained consumption. Arceneaux Pest is licensed and trained to properly install and maintain the Trelona baiting system.
Whether you’re ready or not, termite season is here. If you have questions about termite damage or want to know more about how we use Trelona for termite control, call Arceneaux Pest. Our number is 225-791-9911 or you can contact us here.