Easy to use plugs when drilling holes through concrete slabs during a termite treatment. Used to fill 1/2 inch drill bit holes. Also can be used to fill carpenter bee holes in wood. Plugs also come in 3/8" size.
I tried to use the plastic plugs on 10 bee holes under my deck. I found that the bees were not given enough training to consistently create perfect 1/2" holes in the wood. These plugs could not be hammered into many of the holes. I ended up bringing a drill with a 1/2" spade bit outside. After not being able to get to some with the bit, I abandoned the plug theory and brought out my caulk king gun. That worked. It might help to taper the nose of these plugs to allow you to get it seated and then driving it home. They sound great in theory but were not consistently able to do what was advertised.
Thank you for your feedback. Some of the 1/2 inch plugs have not been working for Carpenter Bee holes. This has never been an issue until this year. For now, we'd recommend using the 3/8 inch plugs for carpenter bees, which seem to be working well for our customers. You can find the Trebor 3/8 inch plugs here.
I love these plugs and neither Lowes or Home Depot has them. Instead of plugging holes made in patio and/or other concrete areas around the house with concrete or cauk fillers which often don't match in color the T-plugs make holes look neat and uniform. All I have to do the next time I treat is drill through the Trebor Plug/retreat/re-plug so I keep a good supply on hand. I simply place the T-plug in the 1/2 inch hole and pound lightly until they a flush with stone surface.Ideal!.
I've been using Dominion 2L to treat for termites and have been doing a very thorough job all the way around the house. This will save the cost of a hired treatment service every year or two by far. Thank you. I plan to keep ordering we needed.
I had to treat my home for termites by drilling hundreds of 1/2'" holes in my cinder blocks. I started filling the holes with mortar mix. The mix was falling out of my hands onto the basement floor. My hands were cramping from constantly trying to push mortar into the holes and it was a pain. I found these plugs which simply get tapped from a hammer and the hole is plugged! If future treatment is needed, I will push this plug through the block with a round chisel, retreat and install a new plug. These are well worth the money. Many hours of labor saved and no mortar to clean up! These plugs seal 100% of the hole. No need to worry about air infiltration.
Do i eventually have to replace the trebor plugs with concrete or can i keep the plugs indefinitely?
As recommended, I drilled 1/2 inch holes every 12 inches. planning to add the termidor once I receive it. can I close the holes with trebor plugs indefinitely or should I close them with concrete?
Most folks, will eventually seal up the holes with concrete. Trebor plugs work well to plug the hole to give enough time to make sure the treatment is done thoroughly. When used in concrete, it is best to seal the hole up with a concrete patch over time.