Advance Termite Bait Station

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Advance Termite Bait Station

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13 Reviews | 34 Q&A

Product Overview

Advance Termite Monitoring Stations are placed in the ground ten to fifteen feet apart around the home and about two to three feet out from the foundation of the house. The Advance Termite Monitor Station contains a wood food source and an inspection cartridge for detecting subterranean termites.

We recommend you use the Advance Spider tool and twist the black cap off of the station. If you do not have one, you can use a large flat head screw driver placed behind the small black tab on the cap and twist the cap until both tabs are released and the cap can be removed. Once the cap is off, you can use either a small screw driver or a pair of needle nose pliers to lift the old cartridge out. Then you simply set the new cartridge in the station and put the cap back on.

Features and Specs

Target pests Subterranean Termites
For use in Commercial & Residential Outdoors
Application See Installation & Service Guide
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on Label
Shipping Weight 0.92 lbs
Manufacturer BASF (Mfg. Number: 45091682)


How Advance Termite Bait Station Works

Each Advance Termite Bait Station comes loaded with four total components: The black plastic housing, a wooden Termite Monitoring Base, a Termite Inspection Cartridge, and a black plastic cap. These are extra complete stations to replace or supplement the Advance Termite Bait System Kit. Stations are placed 10-15 feet apart, 2-4 feet away from the foundation around the structure to be treated to monitor subterranean termite activity. These stations do not contain any active ingredient or Termite Bait Cartridges – they are for monitoring only. Termite Bait Cartridges and other components may be purchased separately.

The easy-access design of the station combined with highly attractive wooden base and Termite Inspection Cartridge cells attract and intercept foraging worker termites before they find food in the structure. If activity is observed in stations, the Termite Inspection Cartridge is replaced with a termite bait cartridge, like the Advance Termite Bait Cartridge (sold separately).

Target Pests

Subterranean termites

Target Uses

Advance Termite Bait Stations are installed to monitor and treat subterranean termites around structures, generally in residential areas. Advance stations are easy to install, monitor, and maintain, with minimal disturbance to the environment.

Advance stations are for preventative treatment: they should not be installed as the sole treatment for existing termite infestations. See How to Perform a Termite Treatment for existing infestations.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: No active insecticides, contains only wood and food attractants.

Application Instructions

Always read the product label completely before use.

  1. Install Advance Bait Stations (including the wood base and termite monitoring cartridge) into the ground every 10-20 feet around the perimeter of the structure. Stations should be placed 2-4 feet away from the foundation, but not directly under the drip line from the roof of the structure. To dig holes for the stations, use a 2 ¾ in. hand or electric auger or post hole digger. The cavity for each station should extend 2 to 4 in. below the stations’ housing to allow excess moisture to drain.
  2. Monitor stations every 90 days for termite activity. A Termite Bait Station Spider Tool (sold separately) will easily open each station. A cotter pin hand tool or small pliers make removal of the cartridges easy.
  3. If termite activity is present, replace the Termite Inspection Cartridge with a termite bait cartridge, like the Advance Termite Bait Cartridge. (Be sure to remove the plastic wrapper from the TBC before placing inside the station.)
  4. Inspect active bait stations every 90 days to see if termite activity has stopped. When activity stops, replace the Termite Bait Cartridge with a Termite Inspection Cartridge. Repeat process as needed.
  5. Replace the wood bases and Termite Inspection Cartridges every 12 months for best results. Wood that is soggy or moldy should be replaced as soon as possible.

Each station includes one wood Termite Monitoring Base and one Termite Inspection Cartridge.

Standard Application Rates:

 * Place stations 10-20 feet apart, 2-4 feet from the foundation of the structure – Closer placement results in better monitoring and treatment.

 * One wooden base and one Termite Inspection Cartridge are included per station and should be replaced approx. every 12 months.

For use in the following areas:

Around residential, commercial, and industrial structures


Advance Termite Bait Stations are for outdoor use only.


See above for Application Instructions. Install in grassy or landscaped areas. For concrete or asphalt applications, creation of a cavity in the concrete or asphalt is considered to be the station housing the components, and the station itself is not needed.

Advance Termite Bait Station Features

  • Low profile remains flat to soil surface
  • Easy installation
  • Designed for quick transfer from wooden termite monitoring base to bait station, resulting in minimal disturbance of termite feeding activity
  • Specially formulated bait in TIC, TMB is milled from tree species favored by termites
  • Large bait load eliminates even the largest colonies
  • Maximum wood-to-soil contact
  • Minimum disturbance to soil and termite activity
  • Easy-access wood slots allow ready termite entry
  • Quick-lock station cap simplifies opening and closing the station

Extra Tips

  • Monitor stations at least every 90 days after installation.
  • Replace Monitoring Cartridges and Wood Base at least every 12 months, or more frequently if wood base becomes soggy or moldy (white or gray mold).
  • If ants are found near or in bait stations, consider using a granule bait such as Advance 375A on the ground around the bait stations.
  • Bait systems are for preventative treatments and should not be relied on to treat termites already in the home.
  • Place stations 2 to 4 feet from the foundation, but do not place under the drip line of the roof.
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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Advance Termite Bait Station

    By Judge on 10/30/2011

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    I had to purchase an individual bait station because I ran short when installing a system around my home. The item was exactly what I needed and the price including shipping was the best I found. The item was shipped very quickly and it arrived prior to what I anticipated. Great company with excellent price...

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    37 of 41 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Monitoring for termites

    By Ken on 10/31/2014

    Verified Purchase

    The Advance monitoring stations are durable and easy to use, with a bit of instruction and the tool ("spider") with which to open and close them.

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    16 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Cyper-WP and Advance Termite Bait Kit

    By James on 10/02/2012

    Verified Purchase

    Excellent products. Both products were easy to apply and/or install and so far have performed as advertised. Haven't checked the termite bait stations yet but installation was simple. Customer assistance is prompt and friendly, either by phone or online request. I can personally recall multiple request, each greeted with friendly and courteous helpful information. The Cyper-WP product is excellent and quickly cleaned up an otherwise out of control basement. Made several purchases and plan to make more in the future of at least these two products.

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    15 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Advance Termite Bait Station

    By R on 09/29/2014

    Verified Purchase

    Very convenient to install in heavy clay soil using 3" tubing to dig right-sized hole about 10" deep, with about 2-1/2 drain gravel in bottom of hole. Installed at about 7-9' intervals 30" from foundation around house. No hits yet. Hope they work.

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    9 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Advanced TErmite Bait Station

    By Dean on 03/22/2016

    My old farmhouse needed a couple more of these and your site allowed me to order smaller quantities...this product has worked in past. Great option for Do It Yourself types....and this is not rocket science...thank you for making this product easily accessible.

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    8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Questions & Answers

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How to take care of termites in the attic?

After installing some of these stations in ground, it was observed that there is termite activity in attic in other end of house. Ground area under that part of attic is all concrete (driveway and sidewalk). If I place some of these stations in attic will it work, or it works when installed in ground only?

The advance termite bait station will not work above ground.  It is meant for and will only work when installed into the ground as the instructions recommend.  For treating termites in an attic space, Bora-Care is the go to product.  Bora-Care is a wood treatment product that you can apply directly on the wood in the attic.  Bora-Care can be applied to any wood that is not painted, stained, or sealed.  Bora-Care will penetrate directly into the wood and kill the termites in the wood and also protect it long term.  Your only option in an attic space is to treat the termites directly.

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Can I replace the wood in the station if termites are present?

I have seen some activity in one of my stations and can see mud tubes and termites in the station. The wood is black and molded looking. Can I/should I change this or just install the bait and leave the wood be?

If there are termites in the station and you have replaced the monitoring cartridge with the bait cartridge, you should not replace the wood yet.  The termites are not interested in the wood right now, they are most likely trying to get to the cellulose in the bait cartridge.  If you replace the wood you could alarm the termite colony and cause them to leave the station.  Wait until activity has ceased from them eating the bait cartridge, and then replace the wood.

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Do the individual Advance Termite Bait Stations include wood food source and an inspection cartridge?
Each individual Adavance Station does come loaded with the Wood TMB and the Termite Inspect Cartridge TIC.

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The bait in my Advance Termite system from 3 months ago seems to have not been touched - Do I leave it there?

Found activity in view cartridge three months ago. Looked in bait cartridge the other day and it looked like it had not been touched in the 3 months since. No termites to be found. Do I just leave the bait as it is or should I alter the bait or wood or move the monitor? What could have spooked off the termites? P.S. I like ordering from your company. The orders are fast and you have a great selection of products.

Thank you for your comments about our company and our fast shipping.  There are many reasons why termites may have left the station.  A natural predator, like an ant colony, could have chased them off.  A drastic weather change could have an affect on the colony, or any number of other reasons.  This is common.  Of course, it could be that the colony was small and they ate enough bait to kill the colony or kill enough of them that they ceased feeding.  Unfortunately we don't know for sure the reason.  Either way, your plan of action now is the same no matter what happened.  Anytime you had termites in a station and placed the bait cartridge in the station, you should remove the bait once the termite activity is gone and go back to the monitoring cartridge.  It is usually best to replace the wood and start over in that station with a new monitoring cartridge.

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How do I monitor the Advance Termite Bait Stations for termite activity?

We have a pest control company that installed, I believe, the Advance Termite Bait Station system. It has a grey cylinder with a black top. We are thinking of not renewing our yearly contract of them checking the systems quarterly. First, how do I open the black top to access the unit. Second, how do I analyze what I see to know whether or not there is activity? Does the bait have to be replaced at various intervals? Also, if there is activity what do we do then?


The lid on the Advance Termite Bait Station is removed with a Spider Access Tool. Please look at pictures 12 and 13 on page 4 of the Advance Termite Bait Station Guide. These pictures illustrate what it looks like when termites have started invading the bait station. Once an infestation has been identified, the plastic inspection cartridge would need to be changed to an Advance Termite Bait Cartridge. Both the wood monitoring base and the plastic inspection cartridge should be changed every 12 months and the wood should be changed more often if it becomes very soggy or moldy. Please watch our Advance Termite Bait Station video for some great tips for using the Advance Termite Bait Station System.

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