Using Augers to Install Termite Bait Stations

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. If you’re asking yourself if or how you can install termite bait stations yourself, the answer is yes. Utilizing a termite bait station auger can streamline the installation process, making it an effortless and low-maintenance option for combating termite issues effectively.

How Far From Your House Should Termite Bait Stations Be Placed?

Termite Bait 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 with your termite bait station auger, 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 Kind of Termite Bait Station Auger Do I Need?

Utilizing a specialized termite bait station auger is the optimal approach for digging holes with precision during bait station installation. These augers are expertly designed to ensure holes are dug to the correct depth and diameter, accommodating your stations perfectly and protecting your property.

Adequate soil contact is essential, as termites are below-ground burrowing insects that need to easily locate and consume the bait. A termite auger not only simplifies the task but eliminates the need for back-breaking labor associated with digging numerous small holes by hand using a trowel. This makes the termite bait station auger an indispensable tool for both pest controllers and homeowners aiming to install multiple bait stations effectively.

For installing smaller Sentricon termite bait stations, we suggest our 2×24 auger

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

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Why Power Planter Augers Are Ideal for This Job

Power Planter augers make for perfect termite bait station augers to make the job as quick and easy as possible. Our termite augers are designed to fit both cordless and 120V power drills saving you the hard work that comes with operating manual digging tools and augers. We highly recommend cordless drills for safety features, such as clutch and speed control that are missing from corded units. To meet your needs, we offer two sizes that work perfectly as termite bait station augers. 

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 termite bait stations? We can do that, too. Contact us here and we will reach out to you within one business day.

Browse our selection of termite augers and select the one that best suits your requirements 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!