Termite bait stations are an effective way to eliminate a termite infestation, particularly for people who have tried chemical treatments without success, or for people who have concerns about using large quantities of chemical insecticides. Bait stations are easy to install, and they don’t require a lot of maintenance.

How to Install Termite Bait Stations

If you’re wondering how to install termite bait stations, the process is simple. Stations are placed below ground, spaced evenly around the perimeter of a building. They are generally placed about 2 feet from the edge of the foundation, with several feet in between each station — usually between 10 and 15 feet, depending on the bait system. To install them, simply dig an appropriately sized hole for the length and diameter of the bait station, then submerge the station’s cone. The top flange and the station’s lid is left exposed so that you can replace the baits inside regularly.


What Tools Should You Use?

Because some precision is required for this task, the best way to dig the holes for bait station installation is with a specialized termite bait station auger. These augers are sized just right so that you can dig holes to the correct depth and diameter to fit your stations.

Proper soil contact is needed so that termites, which are below-ground burrowing insects, can easily locate and feed upon the baits. Additionally, an auger makes the task easier to accomplish. If you’re a pest controller or a homeowner looking to install many bait stations, then you know that digging dozens of small holes by hand with a trowel can turn into back-breaking labor.

For installing smaller bait stations, such as Sentricon bait stations, we suggest our 2×24 auger:

For installing larger bait stations, such as Advance bait stations, we suggest our 3×24 auger:

Why Power Planter Augers Are Ideal for This Job

Power Planter’s augers are the perfect option to make this job even easier. Our augers are designed to fit both cordless and 240V power drills — saving you the hard work that comes with operating manual augers. To fit your needs, we offer the Power Planter termite bait station auger in two sizes.

If installing termite bait stations is on your project list, or if you are a professional pest controller, then a Power Planter auger is an essential tool for you. Need a custom sized auger for your particular bait stations? We can do that, too. Contact us here and we will reach out to you within one business day.

Click on the auger that meets your needs to place an order on our website. If you’d like to learn more about our augers, then call or send an inquiry. We look forward to hearing from you!

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