Bait Plate Stations - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Diallo from Birmingham,al
    08/17/2011
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    Can I melt down this roach gel , add Vaseline to keep it moist and add roach dust and maybe some sugar?
    The roach gel gets rock hard and ineffective quick. It takes up space because I need to put down another application on top of the old gel bait.
    A
    Heating up the roach gel to the melting point could render it ineffective as the active ingredient is liable to breakdown. Adding roach dust or vaseline will most likely contaminate the bait and make it unattractive to the roaches. You can place the roach bait gel into reusable bait plate stations to stop the gel from drying out and to avoid having to place the product directly on surfaces where it would be hard to remove. Many people choose to place the gel bait on small pieces of plastic wrap or foil to avoid placing it directly on surfaces where the gel may be hard to remove.
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  • Asked by Nicci
    07/07/2011
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    How many Bait Plate Stations come in a package?
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    Bait Plate Stations come in quantities of 12.
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  • Asked by Paula
    02/10/2010
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    I would like the measurements (width x length) of the bait plate stations.
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    The measurements for the bait plate stations are as follows: 3.5"L x 2.5" W and they are about .5" thick when assembled.
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  • Asked by Isaac from Vallejo, Ca
    09/05/2013
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    What's the space needed in between bait stations for outdoor use? Should I place them every 10-20 feet apart?
    A

    There is not a specific amount of feet in between stations for indoor or outdoor baiting. Below are some helpful baiting tips.

    How to Apply Bait Indoors: Apply small placements in cracks and crevices, especially where ants are seen foraging or entering the structure. Inspect gel placement and reapply as needed. For optimum success, follow the directions printed on the individual product label.

    • Additional Indoor Baiting Tips:
      • Remove competitive food sources. Practicing good sanitation is the best way to remove food particles or spills that may serve to deter ants from accepting chemical baits.
      • Always use fresh bait. As a rule, only place baits with packaging that was opened within the last 6 months.
      • Do not use residual sprays or dusts anywhere near bait placements. Doing so may either kill ants before they can take the bait or repel them from seeking out chemical bait.
      • It is better to err on the side of too many bait placements than too few. If possible, place baits at all potential entry points.
      • Do not move or tamper with the bait once the ants have begun feeding.
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  • Asked by Susan from Las Cruces, Nm
    10/12/2015
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    Do you put the Advance 375A Granules or the Maxforce FC Ant Gel in the bait plate stations?
    We have put gel in one side and granules in the other. We have lots of dead ones but then they reappear in another area. We have an INVASION!!!!
    A

    We recommend placing either the Advance 375A Granules or the Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel in the bait plate stations. You can also put both (one on each side of the tray) baits in the stations at the same time.

    How to Get Rid of Ants Treatment Article

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  • Asked by Scott from Camp Hill, Pa
    06/30/2013
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    Can i use the bait plate stations outside for Slugs/Snails?
    Do you recommend using these bait stations filled with Niban to control Slugs/Snails? I'm considering using Niban as a slug/snail bait around my Hostas.
    A
    The Bait Plate Station when used with the lid on top are only large enough to accomodate an insect the size of an ant. The Niban Granular Bait is designed to be spread across the ground for the insects to find as they are foraging for food. It is a moisture resistant bait so it will hold up to the outdoor elements (up to 4 inches of rain) longer than an average bait granule. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Dave
    06/22/2015
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    can you use liquid bait or just gel ?
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    Bait Plate Stations will hold liquid, granules and/or bait gel.
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  • Asked by Steven from Andover, Ma
    08/19/2014
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    Do Bait Plate Stations work with carpenter ants?
    Another part of your site says they don't like to take bait from some types of stations.
    A
    Yes, carpenter ants will go into the bait stations to take bait out. These cartidges do come empty so you will need to put bait inside of them. We would recommend using the Complete Ant Kit. It comes with a sugar and a protein bait for the ants to take back to the colony. It also comes with 12 bait stations. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Art from Largo, Fl
    10/25/2017
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    Are the Bait Plate Stations large enough to allow Palmetto bugs acess?
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    Yes, the Bait Plate Stations have a removable tab that allows for bgger insects like palmetto bugs to enter. 

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  • Asked by Marquita
    11/03/2016
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    Can I clean Bait Plate Stations with soap and water?
    Before re applying more bait gel?
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    Yes, you can clean the Bait Plate Stations with soap and water after each use and re-use them.

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  • Asked by Bill from Staten Island Ny
    05/29/2014
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    Assembling the syringe. How do you attach the plunger? I got the ant kit and the instructions are confusing.
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    You would simply push the smaller end of the plunger into the open end of the syringe. Be sure to remove the cap from the tip of the syringe and push slowly to expel the bait from the syringe.
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  • Asked by Susan from Hi
    02/03/2019
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    What roach product can be applied in the bait plate stations?
    A

    You just want to inject a thin line of Maxforce Magnum along the bottom inside the bait station. You can see what it should look like on our Bait Plate Station page. We recommend that you treat with our Roach Control Kit Rotation A. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article and videos on How to Get Rid of Roaches for more helpful information.

     

     

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  • Asked by John from North Plains, Or 97133
    07/16/2016
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    How do I use the bait plate stations with the Maxforce Carpenter ant bait?
    A

    You would just squeeze the Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait into each reservoir of the Bait Plate Stations. Be sure to check out the video on the Bait Plate Station page. Place the stations in areas where you have seen activity. 

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  • Asked by Emily
    04/07/2017
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    About how much ant bait gel does each Bait Plate Station hold?
    I am trying to figure out how much gel to purchase.
    A

    The Bait Plate Stations will only hold a couple grams of bait which is all that is needed per treatment area. Most folks will purchase the package of 12 bait plate stations and 1 box of 4 tubes of ant bait.

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  • Asked by Michael from Lancaster, Pa
    12/29/2017
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    Can the Bait Plate Stations be used for carpenter ants?
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    Yes, the Bait Plate Stations can be used for carpenter ants.  Keep in mind that these stations are just used to apply the bait and do not contain bait, so you will also need to purchase carpenter ant bait to go along with these. 

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  • Asked by L from Kenosha, Wa
    08/03/2017
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    I have used the bait gel in the past but now my wife has two cats. Is it safe?
    Can this bait gel be used around pets (cats)?
    A

    You didn't mention which bait gel you plan on using.  However, most bait gels are pet safe when used as directed on the product label.  They should be placed in areas that are inaccessible to pets or in Bait Plate Stations.

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