User Manual

Abbreviated version, please contact us for complete detailed version with images prior to use of QueenKiller™ Termite Bait DIY .

QueenKiller™ is used in the Treatment Pod supplied with QueenKiller™ or TermiteMansion™ Extender Pod.

QueenKilleris used in one of TWO methods.

The FIRST method of using QueenKiller™Termite Bait DIY is when you have termites in a solid timber structure that is firmly attached to the ground (like your home). When termites are found in a structure it is extremely important to not disturb them or use any chemicals on them prior to using QueenKiller™.
In this method the Treatment Pod with QueenKiller™ (with water) is attached directly to active termites within timber via the Straw, Double-Sided Patch and Foil Tape.
PREPARING TREATMENT POD WITH QUEENKILLER™ TERMITE BAIT DIY
  1. Treatment Pod (larger sachet), Polystyrene Block, Straw, Double-Sided Patch, Foil Tape and QueenKiller™ sachets by three 3 comes in sealed bag with label. If you are a smoker or have recently been exposed to any chemicals use disposable gloves when handling Treatment Pod. Unfold and Expand Pod. Place Polystyrene Block inside Treatment Pod.
  2. Pour 200ml of clean filtered water into one QueenKiller™ sachet by opening the zip lock seal.
  3. Reseal zip lock and shake and knead contents until even, lumpy consistency is achieved.
  4. Do not use water that has been chlorinated or contaminated in any way.
  5. Open QueenKiller™ plus water sachet again and tip contents into Treatment Pod (via zip lock) on top of polystyrene block.

It is extremely important that the zip lock closure of Treatment Pod is completely closed and locked after each inspection and after adding more bait.

INSTALLING TREATMENT POD ON TIMBER STRUCTURE

The FIRST method of using Treatment Pod with QueenKiller™ plus water is when termites are within a timber structure attached firmly to the ground.

Each 3 Sachets of QueenKiller™ is sold with one Treatment Pod which is sealed to activity within active timber. Further QueenKiller™ plus water sachets are emptied into the Treatment Pod after termite feeding has removed QueenKiller™ plus water from Pod. Only one place of feeding is required or desirable for colony elimination. Keep extra Treatment Pods if later required.

NOTE: AT EVERY NEW FEEDING LOCATION SOME BAIT IS USED BY TERMITES TO PROTECT ENTRY POINT AND THEREFORE NOT CONSUMED (PLUS TREATED AS NEW FOOD SOURCE). THEREFORE IT IS FASTER AND MORE ECONOMICAL TO HAVE CONSUMPTION BY COLONY AT FEWER FEEDING LOCATIONS. DO NOT HAVE TREATMENT PODS ANY CLOSER THAN 5M FROM ANOTHER TREATMENT POD.

 NOTE: Always attach Treatment Pod to activity within a structure at furthest practical point from ground entry. However the ease of opening should be a priority, therefore do not put where opening is difficult to access.

  1. A small hole (7mm) with pen knife is made into termite active timber (avoid using power drill as vibration will alarm termites). Try to choose area that is visibly damaged but not so thin that will not allow hole to be made without collapse or won’t support sachet to be attached.

Only continue if termites visible (If no termites cover with gaffer tape and find new location). A torch will help see termites in hole.

  1. Insert straw snuggly into hole. Remove one side of protective cover of double-sided patch and place over straw sticking to timber. Remove other side of protective cover of double sided patch.
  2. Holding Treatment Pod firmly by the polystyrene block within pod through foil with one hand, pierce pod with screwdriver (or similar) with other hand. Cut hole made to 7mm hole with sharp scissors (just large enough to enable Treatment Pod to fit comfortably over straw). If installing on vertical surface make hole in lower half of side of pod, if installing on horizontal surface make hole in flat base of pod.
  3. Align hole in Treatment Pod with straw in active timber and carefully place pod over straw and push until pod and patch join together. Still holding pod (second person and second pair of hands is beneficial now), add foil tape to firmly attach/seal pod to surrounds.

Install Treatment Pod plus QueenKiller™ plus water with the zip lock at upper most position for easy addition of more QueenKiller™ plus water.

ON-GOING BAITING OF TIMBER STRUCTURE WITH TREATMENT POD
  1. Treatment Pod plus QueenKiller™ plus water should be inspected every 10 to 28 days with the more frequent inspections occurring during the initial stages of termite feeding.
  2. Although Treatment Pod is light resistant, when installed in direct light it is a good idea to also cover between visits with aluminium foil. In particularly hot environments a moistened cloth may be draped over Treatment Pod to keep cool. In addition the Pod may require additional protection from wild life/ pets.
  3. If termite consumption has not commenced within pod after 10 days, open the zip lock and from inside the sachet (using long sterile screw driver) find the straw and hole into workings and dislodge straw and pierce hole into termite workings. If consumption has still not commenced after 4 weeks the bait will have started to deteriorate and a new activity point with a new Treatment Pod should be tried.
  4. Allow all (or most) of first QueenKiller™ plus water sachet of bait to be eaten before adding second QueenKiller™ plus water sachet to pod.
  5. Continue to add additional QueenKiller™ plus water sachet to pod as previous consumed BUT as consumption slows increase days to inspection (i.e. if more than half contents remains, double time to 20 days).
  6. When worker termite numbers start to decline (Queen has died) continue to add new clean bait which will allow an observation of when activity has ceased between visits and even when no termites are observed and it is expected that colony elimination has occurred, add clean bait and re-inspect in 4 weeks. If only soldier termites are seen, all workers may have died and soldiers will not last long without workers feeding them.
  7. If still no activity has been observed, and new bait is still clean, leave a further 4 weeks until confirming Colony Elimination.
  8. After Colony Elimination has occurred all Treatment Pods can be removed and any repairs to structure can now be made.

Note: Do not over service as continually opening the Treatment Pod will slow feeding. Do not use more than one Treatment Pod at a time in area of activity. Even when 2 or 3 Treatment Pods are used in a home in different areas (never closer than 5m apart), one is usually eaten in preference to others.

The SECOND method of using QueenKiller™ Termite Bait DIY is when you have termites in the TermiteMansion™. In this method the TermiteMansion™ Extender Pod with QueenKiller™ plus water is pushed onto the rim of TermiteMansion™ directly after the lid is removed (fitting tightly with resultant seal).  

TERMITEMANSION™ WITH QUEENKILLER™ TERMITE BAIT DIY

The SECOND method of using QueenKiller™ plus water is in the TermiteMansion™ Extender Pod.

The TermiteMansion™ will determine whether you have termites that could attack your home faster than any other system. Once inside the TermiteMansion™, the Extender Pod will create ideal conditions to allow the termites to consume enough bait in the shortest time, to kill the queen and the whole colony.

INSTALLING EXTENDER POD ON TERMITEMANSION™
  1. Always carry TermiteMansionExtender Pod in plastic covering during 3 monthly inspection of TermiteMansion™. Once termites have been found in the TermiteMansion™, immediately open up Pod and push down onto rim of TermiteMansion™. Place active Lid of TermiteMansionwith termites into Pod and seal zip lock until ready to add QueenKiller™.
  2. Pour 200ml of clean filtered water into one QueenKiller™ sachet by opening the zip lock seal. Reseal zip lock and shake and knead contents until even, lumpy consistency is achieved.
  3. Open QueenKiller™ plus water sachet again and tip contents into TermiteMansionExtender Pod (via zip lock) on top of polystyrene block and TermiteMansion™ Lid. It is extremely important that the zip lock closure of TermiteMansionExtender Pod is completely closed and locked after each inspection and after adding more bait.
  4. For additional security it is a good idea to run some tape over the join between TermiteMansionExtender Pod and TermiteMansion™. Plastic Electrical Tape is the best for this or tape supplied can be used.
ON-GOING BAITING OF TERMITEMANSION™ WITH EXTENDER POD
  1. TermiteMansion™ Extender Pod plus QueenKiller™ plus water should be inspected every 10 to 14 days.
  2. Although TermiteMansionExtender Pod is light resistant, when installed in direct light it is a good idea to also cover between visits with aluminium foil. In particularly hot environments a moistened cloth may be draped over TermiteMansionExtender Pod to keep cool. In addition the Pod may require additional protection from wild life/ pets (an upturned bucket with weight or similar may aid).
  3. Allow all (or most) of contents of first QueenKiller™ plus water sachet of bait to be eaten before adding contents of second QueenKiller™ plus water sachet to pod. Continue to add contents of QueenKiller™ plus water sachet to pod as consumed BUT as consumption slows increase days to inspection (i.e. if more than half contents remains, double time to 20 days). It is better to allow complete removal of QueenKiller™ plus water sachet of bait by termites than top up before most has been consumed.
  4. When worker termite numbers start to decline (Queen has died) continue to add new clean bait which will allow an observation of when activity has ceased between visits and even when no termites are observed and it is expected that colony elimination has occurred, add clean bait and re-inspect in 4 weeks. If only soldier termites are seen, all workers may have died and soldiers will not last long without workers feeding them.
  5. If still no activity has been observed, and new bait is still clean, leave a further 4 weeks until confirming Colony Elimination
  6. When using TermiteMansionExtender Pod and the colony has been eliminated, the Pod is disposed of, and the TermiteMansion™ V10 Base needs to be replaced with new one or recycled with new parts and moved to a slightly different position. These monitors are returned to their monitoring condition. Return to normal (3 monthly) inspection intervals.