Spectracide Termite Detection and Killing Stakes
Spectracide Termite Detection and Killing Stakes can be installed in minutes to help detect and kill termites. Kills the following pests: Subterranean termites, the most common termite found in the United States, which live in colonies in the soil.
Compare to: Hex Pro, Whitmire Advance
Simply install Spectracide Termite Detection and Killing Stakes around the outer perimeter of the home or building. A handy soil auger installation tool is included. Spacing should be every 10 - 15 feet and approximately 3 feet out from the outer wall. When the pop-up termite indicator triggers, replace the killing stake with a new one. Install around homes, sheds, decks, or any area where termites are found. Not recommended as sole protection against termites. For active infestations, a remedial treatment and a professional inspection are recommended.
Spectracide Termite Detection and Killing Stakes Features:
* Pop-up termite indicator
* 2-in-1 Termite warning system
* installs in minutes
* Stake goes deep into the soil where termites forage
* Interactive CD-ROM guides you through entire process
Spectracide Termite Detection and Killing Stakes Use / Application:
Determine the number of stakes you need - The number of stakes needed is determined by the distance around the outside of your house. To estimate, use the square footage of your home excluding your garage, attached decks, patios and porches. Home designs vary, but if you know the approximate square footage of your home, the chart will help you
choose the number of stakes you need.
Prepare drawing of your house - Using the enclosed graph paper, make a drawing of the outside of your house.
Note areas on the drawing such as doors, bushes, chimneys, etc., that will help you locate the stakes during the inspection process.
Look for areas that are likely to support termite activity and note them on your drawing. These might include areas that retain
moisture around downspouts, spigots, air conditioner lines and low areas with poor drainage.
The interactive CD-ROM will also lead you through the process.
Install the stakes around the house - Using the auger, dig holes 2 to 3 feet away from the Foundation and no more than 10 feet apart. Insert the stakes with locator shield in the holes. Place stakes closer together in 'termite critical' areas.
Inspect the stakes - Check the stakes for termite activity when the pop-up indicator is seen by pulling the stakes from the ground. The locator shields will help make removal of the stakes easier. It is important to check the stakes every three months. If you live in an area suspected to contain Formosan subterranean termites, the frequency of stake inspection
should be increased to once a month. (Additional killing stakes available.)
If evidence of termite activity is found in any stake, take the following steps:
1 - Replace the active stake with a new stake;
2 - Install additional stakes (three or more) within one foot of the infested stake; and
3 - Note the date, the location and the additional stakes on your drawing.
4 - All stakes must be replaced or removed every 12 months. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after completing the inspection. Do not use more than 20 stakes per home.
Spectracide Termite Detection and Killing Stakes Target Pests:
Spectracide Termite Detection and Killing Stakes Active Ingredients: