The main difference between Advance Termite Bait System and Firstline Termite Bait Systems is in the active ingredients used. Advance uses a slower-acting poison called Diflubenzuron. The delayed-action of Diflubenzuron is a good thing because it allows time for foraging adult termites to distribute the bait through the entire colony, resulting in more complete colony elimination. Firstline, on the other hand, uses a stomach poison called Sulfuramid as an active ingredient. Stomach poisons result in quicker kill, but often leave colony elimination incomplete.
Advantages of Using Termite Baits
- Proper baiting will result in a reduction of the termite population.
- Baiting provides an added measure of prevention and control to traditional barrier and soil treatments.
- Baiting is gentle on the environment -- it does not require disturbance of soil with large amounts of termiticides, and does not involve any chemical run-off.
- Baiting and monitoring may be used at any time as an early detection and prevention device to catch termite activity before it gets out of hand.
- Termite Baiting Systems can save you thousands of dollars in home repair.
- Baiting systems allow additional control in situations where a structure is too difficult to treat with traditional barrier termiticides.
About the Firstline System
- The Firstline System uses a Sulfuramid bait. Mode of Action: stomach poison
- The Firstline System is most effective when used in combination with other termite control methods, rather than a "stand alone" treatment.