Tamper resistant bait cover and bait access system

  • US 5,927,000 A
  • Filed: 12/10/1996
  • Issued: 07/27/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/10/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for detecting and monitoring termite infestation, the system comprising:

  • (a) a bait access opening through a structure or tree to a place of potential infestation;

    (b) bait material placed through the opening to the place of potential infestation;

    (c) a cover assembly for sealing the bait access openings formed through structures or trees, the cover assembly having a top plate having an axially aligned aperture therein, a bottom plate having an axially aligned aperture therein, a threaded bolt passing through the top plate aperture and connecting to the bottom plate aperture, the bolt being actuatable for reducing and extending the distance between the top plate and the bottom plate, and a bore gasket positioned between the top plate and the bottom plate, the gasket being axially compressible and circumferentially expandable as the distance between the top plate and the bottom plate is reduced, the cover assembly being placed in the opening to seal the opening.

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