Terminate® Termite Detection & Killing Stakes2 (15 Count)

Spectracide Terminate® Termite Detection & 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. Place the stakes 2 to 3 feet away from your home and no more than 10 feet apart. Use stakes in termite-favorable areas, including under around decks or crawl spaces – place more stakes in moist areas. Made with Dow® Technology. Money-back guarantee (see product packaging for details). Read and follow all directions before using this product.

Termites rarely come to the surfaces of what they're eating, so most of the time you will never know they have invaded your home until it is too late. Using Spectracide Terminate Termite Detection & Killing Stakes2 is an important step toward reducing your risk of termite damage. It is very important that you monitor your stakes as directed and replace all stakes after 12 months of use.

Not recommended as sole protection against termites, and for active infestations, get a professional inspection.
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  • TWO TERMITE PRODUCTS IN ONE: Pop-up indicators detect termite activity, and the stakes kill foraging termites.
  • INSTALLS IN MINUTES: Place stakes in the ground 2 to 3 feet away from your home and no more than 10 feet apart.
  • POP-UP INDICATOR: Check the stakes for termite activity when the pop-up indicator is seen.
  • COMPLETE KIT: Includes 15 stakes with locator shields, instruction booklet and digging tool.
  • READ ENTIRE LABEL BEFORE USE: Monitor stakes as directed and replace all stakes after 12 months of use.

Spectracide Terminate products are not recommended as sole protection against termites, and for active infestations, get a professional inspection.

IMPORTANT INFO

Active Ingredients

Hexaflumuron 0.50%
Other Ingredients 99.50%
Total 100.00%

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. For outdoor use around the home.

1. GATHER TOGETHER:

  • Spectracide Terminate® Termite Detection & Killing Stakes2 and locator shields
  • Tape measure
  • Enclosed graph paper
  • Enclosed auger
  • Power drill (optional)

2. 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.

Number of Stakes Chart

3. 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.

4. 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 (DETAIL A on Label). Insert the stakes with locator shield in the holes. Place stakes closer together in "termite critical" areas (DETAIL B on Label). Notice: Do not use auger for any purpose other than installation of the Spectracide Terminate® Termite Detection & Killing Stakes2.

5. 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 (DETAIL C on Label) or that termites are present inside the stake (DETAIL D on Label).
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.

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.

Helpful Tips:

  • When mowing, be sure to trim grass away from locator shield to prevent grass overgrowth.
  • Take care not to directly hit the stake or locator shield when using a grass trimmer.
  • While the stakes are durable, limit the amount of contact if they are in a high-traffic area.

Important Usage Notes

  • Since termites eat wood from the inside out, it is difficult to determine the extent of an active termite infestation. If you suspect an active infestation in your home, we recommend a professional inspection and some type of treatment to the area where termites are present. Spectracide Terminate® Termite Detection & Killing Stakes2 are not recommended as sole protection against termites, and for active infestations, get a professional inspection. Stakes do not replace mechanical alteration, soil or foundation treatments.
  • The steps you take to reduce the risk of termites are not a one-time or once-a-year event. To reduce the risk of termites, you must incorporate a continuous program year to year.
  • The active ingredient in Spectracide Terminate Termite Detection & Killing Stakes2, is a slow-acting insecticide. Termite baits must use slow-acting active ingredients to encourage more termites to eat the bait and die. Because it is slow acting, you will not see dead termites inside the stakes. Termites that eat the bait die.
  •  Results depend upon many factors and may take one to four months or longer. The time required for effectiveness depends upon how quickly the termites enter the stake and feed upon the bait. Some other factors include the type of termite involved, weather, moisture and time of year.
  • This product is intended for use only against subterranean termites, the most common type of termites found in the United States. If you live near coastal areas in the Southeast, Gulf Coast or Southern California, you may have another type of termite known as the drywood termite. The drywood termite lives in undecayed wood with little moisture and does not maintain constant contact with the ground. Therefore, the stakes located in the ground will not work against these termites. A home could have both subterranean and drywood termites in the vicinity.
  • These same coastal areas may also contain Formosan subterranean termites, a very difficult-to-control termite. If you live in these areas of the country, regular termite inspections are recommended to determine if drywood or Formosan termites are in your home.
  • If you live in an area suspected to contain Formosan termites, the frequency of stake monitoring should be increased to once a month





WHERE TO LOOK: Listed below are additional areas to check for possible termite activity.

  • Cracks in concrete foundation. These give termites hidden access to your home.
  • Posts in concrete. If the post goes all the way through the concrete to the soil underneath, termites can attack the wood.
  • Earth-filled porches. Soil should be at least 6 inches (15 cm) below the level of any wooden supports.
  • Formboards. If left in place after construction is completed, they provide excellent termite food.
  • Leaking pipes or faucets. They keep the wood or soil underneath continually moist.
  • Shrubbery near air vents. Anything that blocks airflow causes air underneath the house to remain warm and moist — an ideal climate for termites.
  • Debris under and around the house. Scrap pieces of wood support a termite colony and permit termites to increase in number to the point that the home is eventually attacked.
  • Low foundation walls or footings. These permit wooden supports to contact the soil.
  • Brick veneer covering foundation. If bond fails, termites have hidden entrance between exterior and foundations.
  • Flower planters. If built against the house, they allow direct access to unprotected veneer, siding or cracked stucco.
  • Wood forms around drains. Forms left in a hole in the slab where a drain enters the building provide a direct route to inner walls.
  • Porch steps on ground. Steps in contact with soil literally offer termites a stairway to your home.
  • Area around heating unit. Soil here is kept warm year-round, which accelerates termite development.
  • Paper collars around pipes. Paper is made of wood, which is the termites' food source.
  • Trellises. If a trellis touches the soil and is connected to the house, it provides a direct link for termites from soil to wood.

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.

Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals
CAUTION. Harmful if absorbed through skin. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, or using tobacco. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

First Aid
If on Skin or Clothing: 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 required by applicable law, buyer assumes all responsibility for safety and use not in accordance with directions.

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