Is this a termite bait trap?

Originally Posted By: cmccann
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http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkPhoto?GUID=161775eb-7222-3fc1-688d-17e422553285&size=lg


Can anyone tell me if this is a termite or bug bait trap. Has small plug in center and latches to open green lid. Also kind of a screen like deal inside.


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Originally Posted By: jrice
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Hi,


Most of the termite “traps” I have seen are a stake of untreated wood stuck in the ground. The termite inspection firm comes out once in a while and pulls the stake to see if it is being eaten. I would suspect that that is a trap for bugs or small rodents. Termites are not attracted to plastic, so they would not go inside to be trapped.


My opinion,
Jeff


Originally Posted By: dvalley
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Chuck,


If that?s termite bait, it's new to me. I?ve seen a lot of termite baits, but I have never seen one similar to the one you are asking about.
Termite baits come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The majority of them are round and contain a smaller ?locked? center area which is used for penetrating wood spikes into the soil. Exterminators will pull these wooden spikes out periodically to inspect for termite activity.

Your green contraption appears to have a different purpose.

These are what you would typically find, being used for termite baits...
http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/baits.jpg


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Originally Posted By: cmccann
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I haven’t seen any termite baits since my training days in Florida. After what you guys have said, I searched more on the internet and found that this indeed is not a termite bait but likely for ants. thanks for everything,



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Originally Posted By: rstephens
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That appears to me to be a type of ant bait station. You would put a liquid or solid ant bait in for ants to feed on then, well die.