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How to Install Your Termite Monitor

My name is Josh Moser and I’m here with Pest Control by Green Giant to explain how to install our “Pest Control by Green Giant” termite monitor that we’ve included with your today’s visit, which is a plastic baggy that’s on your front door.

When selecting a location to place your termite monitor, select a location that’s convenient to check on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. We recommend somewhere close to a door that you frequently use. You’ll want to select a location that’s 3-4 feet out from the house and is not under soffiting or an overhang. It’s important that the termite monitor receive moisture, or else the monitor will not work correctly.

Step 1

Open the termite monitor up. To do so, you’re going to lift on the front tab, like so, and what you’ll see is a cardboard insert in a plastic base and a plastic top.

Step 2

Lay the bottom of the termite monitor flat on the ground and take the wooden stake and drive the wooden stake through the center hole, making sure that the wooden stake does not go any lower than the plastic hole surrounding the wooden stake.

Step 3

Once the wooden stake is in the ground, place the cardboard insert inside the plastic base, making sure that it is flush and not impeding the lid when you go to close the termite monitor.

Step 4

After the cardboard is flat on the base, you can then close the top of the termite monitor. To do so, line up the nubs on the back of the termite monitor, place the termite monitor on top, and snap the front closed, making sure everything is flush.

When inspecting the termite monitor, look for suspicious signs of activity in the cardboard insert such as tunneling, grooving, or any type of insect crawling inside of the monitor. Generally termites are either dark brown, black, or white, and will show up almost as little ants inside of the monitor.

Step 5

If you suspect any activity, please feel free to give us a call. Our expert pest control technicians can help you with any termite problems you may have.