Apr 16, 2013 - 08:31 AM
The best way to install the Hex Pro Bait System is by using a gasoline powered soil auger with a 2" bit. These can sometimes be rented from a local rental store. If nothing else, use a 4" bit and then fill in the hole around the station with dirt, discard the rest.
Be extremely careful when augering the soil not to hit sprinker lines, cable TV, telephone, gas lines, etc. ONLY dig the hole as deep as the station. Digging any deeper could cause huge problems, if you hit something.
Sharpshooter shovels also work, just a little more labor intensive.
Bulb Planters are not normally deep or long enough to work. The hole has to be at least 3.0" wide and 10" deep for Hex Pro Station installation.
Advance Termite Bait Stations need a 3" x 7" hole.
Above ground termite bait stations and specifically Firstline AG and Sentricon AG are in my opinion a total waste of time and money. We don't carry them.
Reason is that in ALL Termite Baits contain either wood or cellulose (paper) and that is the only food source. There is no attractant in termite bait stations, and moisture or gel applied to termite bait stations has not shown to work either.
Once subterranean termites infest the house, they cannot tell the difference between the wood, sheetrock, trim or a termite bait station. Placing an AG termite bait station inside a house, would be the same as placing a bean in the middle of a large sirloin steak. When you start eating the steak, and then find the bean, you simply laugh and don't eat it.
Termites are blind, they just eat wood, and do a very good job. They don't have much of a preference for any type of wood either - except petrified. If its wood, paper whatever, they just eat it.
Above Ground or AG Termite Bait Stations are for show. The companies that use this tactic are simply trying to add value to their service. Most good sales companies try to add value to their service.
Hope this helps.