Trelona ATBS Annual Monitoring Stations are the ideal solution to termite problems, with labeling that allows them to be inspected just once annually. When the active ingredient, novaluron, is consumed by a termite, it impairs the termite’s ability to properly synthesize chitin and prevents the termite from molting. By being unable to molt, termites are not able to form a replacement exoskeleton, and will either die or become incapacitated by their inability to complete the molting process. Termites have been proven to find this bait faster compared with competing stations due to the larger station size. Kit contains16 stations preloaded with 2 Trelona compressed termite bait cartridges.
The active ingredient in this product is extremely toxic to aquatic invertebrates. DO NOT place in any area where, because of the movement of water, it could be washed into a body of water containing aquatic life, such as ponds or streams.
Directions For Use
It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Read the Use Directions carefully before using this product. This product is part of a termite baiting system and is intended for use in BASF approved bait stations which may be purchased from most professional pest control product distributors. Use of this bait in any other type of station or system not approved by BASF is prohibited. Call 1-800-777-8570 for assistance in using this product or any other components of the termite baiting system.
Install stations around a structure such that, except where sufficient access to the ground is not available, the maximum interval between any two stations does not exceed 20 feet. If the distance between 2 points of accessible ground around the structure exceeds 30 feet, it may be advisable to form 1 or more openings in the inaccessible surface to facilitate baiting between the accessible areas.
To install a station, excavate a hole in the ground approximately the same size and dimensions as those of the station. Insert the station and maximize contact between the exterior of the station and the soil. This will increase the probability of termite entrance into the station. If the station is inserted into an opening created through a hardened construction surface (such as concrete, asphalt, etc.), insert station below the surface (in contact with the ground) and seal securely.
Install stations within approximately 5 feet of points of known, probable, or suspected termite foraging activity and in other areas that provide conditions conducive to termite activity. Such areas may include concentrations of cellulose-containing debris in contact with the ground, such as mulch, wood scraps, areas of moderate soil moisture, shaded areas, areas containing plant root systems, bath traps, visible termite foraging tubes, or other evidence of termite activity or conducive conditions. Relocate or modify the station location to prevent water from collecting in the station by, for example, creating a sump area under the installed station or at the bottom of the cavity. If termites have permanently abandoned the station due to excessive moisture, remove the saturated bait and re-bait the station with fresh bait at that time or after the excess moisture condition has abated.
If the structure has an accessible crawl space, stations can be installed in the crawl space in lieu of or in addition to installing stations around the structure; however, either the interior or the exterior of the crawl space must contain a complete set of stations, as defined by this label. Stations can be installed within a slab structure in existing or created openings in the slab surface through which ground is accessible and into which the station can be installed in a secure manner.
Once termite activity has occurred at a station and bait consumption has begun, it may be advisable, depending on the rate of bait consumption in that station and nearby stations, to install 1 or more supplemental stations in the immediate vicinity (up to 5 feet) of the infested station(s) in order that bait consumption by the colony be maximized.
In Florida, DO NOT use as a stand-alone preventative treatment for new construction. This product can be used for preventative treatment (before signs of infestation) of new structures (as a substitute for, and in lieu of, pre-construction soil treatment). Place stations around the outside of the structure only after the final exterior grade is established (and preferably after landscaping is completed).
This product can be used for remedial treatment of infested existing structures or for preventative treatment (before signs of infestation) of existing structures.&
Pre-baiting is a process by which termite activity is established at a location prior to the application of bait at that location. Use BASF approved pre-bait to establish activity in the station. Inspect pre-baited stations every 120 days. Inspections cannot take place more than 30 days beyond the required interval unless cold temperatures persist (average daily mean exterior air temperature below 50°F). Termite feeding activity is typically reduced under low temperature conditions making it difficult to accurately assess termite activity. The operator should always make allowances for local circumstances when considering increasing elapsed time between inspections. If there is termite activity in a pre-baited station, make bait continuously available for colony consumption by removing the pre-bait and placing this product in the station.
This product can be placed in stations at any time prior to termite activity (direct baiting), with or without the presence of termites.