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Termite Baits

Termite Baits – The use of baits for termites has been around for at least a decade and has proved very effective in controlling termite colonies.  The baits are typically applied by placing them in plastic stations that are placed in the ground around the structures you are trying to protect.  The stations should be placed no more than about 20 feet apart and are more often placed 10 feet apart.  You can also place stations near objects that are attractive to termites such as stumps, landscape timbers, any structures that have direct wood-to-ground contact such as gazebos, wooden play equipment, sheds, etc.  These stations have monitoring devices, usually wood, that the termites use as a food source.  Once the termites are feeding on the monitoring material, that material is replaced with a similar material that contains the active ingredient that will affect the termite colonies.  The stations are checked regularly to gauge the presence of termites that need to be baited or for conditions that need to be corrected such as ants in stations, stations that have standing water in them, stations that have debris that needs to be removed, etc.  Please read and follow all pesticide labeling.