Safety Products

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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.

FirstLine Termite Defense System Kit includes
: All of the necessary components to install, monitor and bait a home of up to 240 linear feet (24 stations spaced 10 ft. apart) for SubterraneanTermites. The box includes 24 monitoring stations with wood inserts, summon discs, and 6 GT Plus toxicant baits.

How the Firstline System Works:

1) Monitoring stations are installed at intervals of about 10 feet around the perimeter.

2) The stations are inspected regularly for termite activity.

3) As soon as termites are detected, the monitoring station is then replaced with an active termite bait station containing Sulfluramid, with the potential to kill up to 80,000 termites. Unlike other termite active ingredients, Sulfluramid kills all types of subterranean termites, including reproductives.

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Advance Bait System

What are the benefits of the Advance System?

  • Low profile remains flat to the soil surface
  • Easy installation using a four inch auger, post hole digger, or shovel
  • Designed for quick transfer from wooden termite monitoring base to bait station, resulting in minimal disturbance of termite feeding activity.
  • Large bait load is three times the size of the leading competitive products; contains enough bait to kill 2 to 8 times the average colony size
  • Provides maximum wood-to-soil contact
  • Designed with easy-access wood slots for ready termite entry
  • Quick-lock station cap simplifies opening and closing the station

The Advance Termite Bait System Starter Kit includes: 10 Termite Monitoring Stations that each contain a wood base and a termite inspection cartridge, and 1 Spider Access Tool for easy access to the bait stations. (An Advance Pro Kit is also available, containing the addition of 6 Termite Bait Cartridges and 5 additional Termite Monitoring Stations.)

How the Advance System Works:

1) Advance bait stations are installed into the ground every 15 to 20 feet around the perimeter of the structure.

2) Stations are then monitored on a quarterly basis for termite activity.

3) If termite activity is present, replace the Inspection Cartridge with the Termite Bait Cartridge.

4) Active bait stations are inspected every 90 days to see if termite activity has stopped. When termite activity stops, the Termite Bait Cartridge is replaced once again with the Termite Inspection Cartridge. Repeat process as needed.

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