Patent Number: 7,086,196

Title: Pest control device and method

Abstract: An apparatus and method for detecting and/or controlling subterranean termites. A station at least partially receivable within a cavity has at least one opening therein to provide access by the termites to an interior volume of the station. The apparatus also includes an aggregation base attractive to the termites received within the interior volume of the station. The aggregation base includes at least one void for forming an aggregation site for the termites. The apparatus further includes a replaceable container received within the interior volume of the station and positioned adjacent the aggregation base. The container has at least one opening in a surface thereof facing the aggregation base to permit the passage of termites from the aggregation base to an interior chamber of the container. The container is sized and shaped such that the container may be removed from the station with minimal disturbance to the aggregation base, thereby preserving any aggregation site formed by the termites within the void of the aggregation base.

Inventors: Cink; James H. (Ballwin, MO), Sims; Steven R. (Maryland Heights, MO), Berger; Jonathan D. (St. Louis, MO), White; Lee M. (Manchester, MO), Martin; Jeffery A. (Manchester, MO), Moran; H. Wayne (Ballwin, MO)

Assignee: Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc.

International Classification: A01M 1/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018