Safety Products

Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

Advance and Firstline Termite Bait Systems

By DoMyOwn staff

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.

Firstline Bait System

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.


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