Are Spectracide termite stakes effective?

Are Spectracide termite stakes effective?

I bought these stakes to detect if termites were close to my home. A week after installing them, one stake popped up. I pulled it from the ground and there were termites on it. So, it works well for detecting termite activity.

Do Spectracide termite stakes kill termites?

Spectracide terminate termite detection and killing stakes2 is two products in one – the pop-up indicators detect termite activity, and the stakes kill foraging termites. Install in minutes. This complete kit includes 15 stakes with easy-to-find locator shields, an instruction booklet and a digging tool.

What is the best termite bait system?

The 5 Best Termite Killers

  • Taurus SC: Most Popular.
  • Bifen XTS: Best Fast-acting.
  • Spectracide Terminate: Best Bait.
  • Termidor Foam: Best Direct Chemical Treatment.
  • BioAdvanced Termite Killer: Best for DIY.

How long does Spectracide termite foam last?

Worker termites forage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They never sleep….Product information.

Package Dimensions 10.43 x 2.56 x 2.52 inches
Manufacturer Spectracide
ASIN B001D226J2
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How long does it take for termite stakes to work?

After termites have fed upon the bait, they exit the stakes and rejoin with their nest mates in the soil. Because the bait material kills termites rather slowly (about 3 to 14 days after feeding), some transfer of the toxicant occurs to other colony members, including those that never fed on the bait.

Do termite baits really work?

Are They Effective? Bait stations can provide an effective, long-term solution for termite issues. While the bait is designed to act slowly, it does allow for the destruction of all castes of termites, including reproductives, soldiers and workers.

How long do termite stakes last?

Stakes should be replaced before termites consume all of the bait, and must be replaced or removed every 9 months.

What do you do when a termite stake pops up?

When using Terminate Stakes, the recommendation is to keep replacing the stakes as soon as the flag pops up. This usually indicates that termites are actively feeding on the bait matrix.

How does Spectracide termite stakes work?

Spectracide Terminate™ is an entirely different concept. Formulated as a bait, the product is meant to be eaten by termites foraging below ground in the vicinity of the structure. After termites have fed upon the bait, they exit the stakes and rejoin with their nest mates in the soil.

Does Spectracide termite foam work?

Spectracide Terminate® Termite Killing Foam2 will kill workers and/or winged reproductive forms of termites present at the time of application only. This product is not to be used as sole protection against termites, as it will neither eliminate termite infestations nor provide protection against future infestations.

How to use Spectracide terminate termite bait Stakes?

Spectracide Terminate Termite Detection & Killing Stakes 2 are do-it-yourself termite bait stakes available to consumers. The stakes have a pop-up and an easy-to-find locator shields that make it easier for regular inspection. The kit also includes a digging tool, for faster installation, and complete instruction booklet.

Where to put Spectracide terminate Stakes on roof?

Terminate Stakes are applied into the ground every 10 – 15 linear feet and about 3 feet from the perimeter of the house or other building. For structures with roofs, it is recommended to install Spectracide Terminate baits just under and inside the “drip line” of the roof.

What to do when termite stake is eaten up?

Advice: if you want to reach a full protection of your dwelling against termites and carpenter ants, use Spectracide Terminate stakes together with Spectracide Terminate Termite Killing Foam (fills voids and channels on wood) or with Termite and Carpenter Ant Killer (provides protection up to 9 months). What to Do When the Stake Is Eaten Up?

What is the active ingredient of Spectracide terminate?

The active substance of Spectracide terminate is Hexaflumuron (0.50%) – a termiticide (an insecticide specifically used on termites) first registered in the United States in 1994. It is the first active ingredient registered with the EPA as a reduced-risk pesticide.