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National Formosan Subterranean Termite Program

Termite Image Library


Image Number K8085-16

Components of one of the two commercially available baiting systems. The plastic housing (2nd from left) is buried in the ground with the wooden monitoring stakes which are placed inside the center.  The tamper-proof cap (left) is locked in place on top of the trap and flush whith the ground. The station is checked monthly for termite feeding.  Once activity is detected, the wooden stakes are replaced with the bait tube containing a slow acting toxin, which the feeding workers transmit to the rest of the colony.

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The Formosan Termite Image Library is provided as a complimentary source of historical and educational digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff.

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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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