Detect! Places stakes every 10 ft around home and 2 to 3 ft from the foundation
Kill! Subterranean termites around your house
Remember! Use more stakes in termite critical areas
Up to 1,200 sq ft
1,200 to 2,500 sq ft or More
Up to 1,500 sq ft
1,500 to 3,000 sq ft or More
Number of Stakes Needed
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.
Contains: Instruction Booklet One Digging Tool 15 - 0.25oz Stakes
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Do not allow children or pets to play with stakes. Do not use auger for any purpose other than installation of the Spectracide Terminate Termite Detection & Killing Stakes. Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals. Caution: Harmful if absorbed through skin. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or using the toilet. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse. First Aid: If on Skin: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a Poison Control Center or doctor for treatment advice. Have the product container or label with you when calling a Poison Control Center or doctor, or going for treatment. Environmental Hazards: This product is highly toxic to aquatic invertebrates and possibly to fish. Do not use bait cartridges in depressions; low areas; near ponds, streams, springs or other water sources; or near downspout openings when the bait or its hexaflumuron contents could be washed out of the bait cartridge into water at or near the surface of the ground. To the extent consistent with applicable law, buyer assumes all responsibility for safety and use not in accordance with directions.
For outdoor use and around the home. Real entire label and instruction manual before use. Gather Together: Spectracide Terminate Termite Detection & Killing Stakes and locator shields; Tape measure; Enclosed graph paper; Enclosed auger; Power drill (optional). 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. 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. Install the stakes around the house. Using the enclosed auger, dig holes 2 to 3 ft away from the foundation and no more than 10 ft 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. Look for signs that the bait has been eaten or that termites are present inside the stake. If evidence of termite activity is found in any stake, take the following steps: Replace the active stake with a new stake; Install additional stakes (three or more) within one foot of the infested stake; and Note the date, the location and the additional stakes on your drawing. All stakes must be replaced or removed every 12 months. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after completing the inspection. Do not reuse the bait cartridges. Subterranean termites secrete colony-specific pheromones that become incorporated into the bait while feeding and foraging. The pheromones left in the bait by one colony will cause feeding deterrence or repellency to other colonies, causing it to be ineffective. Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal. Pesticide Storage: Store in original container in a dry storage area. Pesticide Disposal: Product not disposed of by use according to label directions should be wrapped in paper and placed in a trash can.