Advance Termite Bait System Kit - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Michael
    04/08/2010
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    Why can't I just place the bait in the station and not use the advanced termite inspection and the advanced
    Why can't I just place the bait in the station and not use the advanced termite inspection and the advanced termite monitoring base?
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    The answer is a little involved, but basically it is scientifically proven and required that all baiting systems start out with monitoring stations.  Every baiting system on the professional market is that way for a reason.  The reason is because you want the termite colony to infest the station and think that the normal wood inside and normal monitoring cartridge is a valid food source.  They will hit it hard because no termites will be dying at first.  Once they have eaten on the wood and monitoring cartridge for a little while and you replace it with the bait, they will still think it is normal wood and cartridge and injest the bait much faster, ensuring the colony is eliminated.  It has been scientifically proven that if you start out with bait only, and the termite colony starts dying right after eating it, they will leave the station and move on before enough termites have eaten it to kill the colony.  Since the point of the baiting system is to eradicate a whole colony, it is very important enough of them eat the bait or it will not work.  The only way to ensure this is to get them hooked on the normal wood and monitoring cartridge first.
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  • Asked by Chad
    05/21/2011
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    Under customer reviews John stated that these bait stations only target the young termites of a colony.
    Is there any truth to this statement, and if so on average how long does your bait station take to actually take to kill the entire colony? Thank You, A potential Buyer
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    John is mistaken.  Termite baiting systems will only effect the worker termites of a colony, the most important ones whose job it is to find food.  The stations target any termite, young or old, that is a worker and finds the food for the colony.  Baiting systems work by killing the worker termites which provide food for the colony.  If the worker termites die, then the colony crashes.  This can take a few months up to a year depending on the size of the colony and other factors.
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  • Asked by William
    09/06/2009
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    When should you replace the wood-base in the Advance Termite Bait Station? When do you need to clean out the whole station?
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    You should clean out all of the Advance Termite Bait Stations completely and replace the wood base at least every 12 months, or once a year.  Depending on where you live and the climate and amount of rain, you may need to replace the wood base more often.  If the wood bases become very soggy and moldy then you should replace them.
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  • Asked by Gerry
    07/29/2009
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    Can you put two Advance Termite Bait Stations at the same location?
    If you have activity actually on your foundation or in a specific location, would it be useful to put two Advance Termite Bait Stations together at the location? Also, is there any other liquid spray products that can be used along with the stations?
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    You do not want to place two Advance Termite Bait Stations next to each other, if you have activity. The label does not permit this, and also you could possibly disturb the colonies entry trails into the other station by digging into the ground. Termidor SC is the only liquid that you would want to use near a termite bait station, but you can only place Termidor SC next to the foundation of the structure.

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  • Asked by Ron from Greenville, Sc
    04/03/2013
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    What is the annual operating cost for a 15 stations of Advance Termite Bait System?
    Are there any additional start-up costs associated for 15 holders and bait station system? What is needed to be replaced annually and what would be the current annual cost if you had termite activity in 8 of the 15 bait stations.
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    Every 12-24 months you will need to replace the wood base (TMB) which at the current market price will be $43.50 for all 15 stations and the Termite Inspection Cartridge (TIC) which at the current market price is $58.90 for a bag of 25. When activity is found and you must use the Termite Bait Cartridge (TBC) you can purchase the bait in a box of 6 baits for $95.76 at the current market price.
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  • Asked by Tim from Greer
    11/03/2011
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    How far apart should the termite baiting stations be placed around the house?
    Or to put it another way, how do I know how many units I need to order?
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    For best results, the termite bait stations should be placed 10 feet apart around the house.  The instructions say they can be placed as far as 20 feet apart, but most termite companies place them 10 feet apart which is the recommended distance in the pest control industry.
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  • Asked by Tim from Sacramento, Ca.
    03/31/2012
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    If I had found termites in my back yard, away from my house, will the baiting system work?
    If I were to plant one of these guys right on top of where I found their nest two years ago, would that be the best way to go about killing the colony? (I would also be installing these at 12' intervals around the house)
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    There is no way to know for sure if that same colony would find the station.  However, any wood that is left in the ground will eventually most likely have termites in it....so eventually a termite colony would find it.  There are always termites around in the ground, but our main concern is protecting your home which is why installing the baiting system around your home should be your first goal.
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  • Asked by Bob
    07/18/2015
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    How far from the foundation should Advance Termite Bait Stations be placed?
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    Advance Termite Bait Stations should be placed 2-4 feet away from the foundation. They should be spaced 10-15 feet away from each other.

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  • Asked by Gary from Clayton, De
    07/22/2013
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    How long is the Advance Termite Bait good for?
    If I dont need to use the bait, will it expire?
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    The shelf life that the bait has been tested to is 5 years on the shelf in a room temperature environment stored out of direct sunlight. The bait could be good longer than this if unopened and unused but 5 years is all that has been tested.
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  • Asked by Jorge
    07/13/2010
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    If a home is already infested with termites, will installing the bait system get rid of them?
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    No, the baiting system is a preventative treatment and will only intercept new termite colonies coming towards your home.  The baiting system has wood inside it that is what the termites are looking for.  If a termite colony is inside your house and has already found wood, then they have no reason to leave the house to look for more food.  The only reliable way to get termites out of your home is to treat directly with a liquid application.  This is explained in our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article on our website.
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  • Asked by Deborah from Kerrville, Tex
    10/21/2014
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    i just purchased the 20-kit. does it include the wood base?
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    Yes, each station contains a Termite Monitoring Base with preferred wood that is appetizing to termites. Above this rests a second cellular source, the Termite Inspection Cartridge containing Puri-Cell matrix in a clear cartridge that makes inspection easy.
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  • Asked by Bill from Mansfield, Ma
    11/08/2011
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    How does Advance compare with the Sentricon system?
    Which one is more effective? Which one has been on the market longer? Is there any research confirming Advance's effectiveness?
    A
    The Advance Termite Bait System has been on the market for many years though we do not know how long exactly. The Advance System is probably more widely used than the Sentricon system and is comparable to the Sentricon System. You can definitely research the Advance Bait system's efficacy just by searching it online or going directly to the manufacturers website. You can find more information on the product by searching the active ingredient Diflubenzuron on the internet. You can also find a lot of information by reading the Installation guide, Product Label and Supplemental Label.
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  • Asked by Andrew from Houston, Tx
    07/03/2015
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    How do I determine how many Advance Termite Bait Stations I need?
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    To determine how many Advance Termite Bait Stations you will need around your home, you will need to measure the lineal feet. You will be installing a station every 10-15 feet apart around your home. Larger homes will require more stations.
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  • Asked by Michelle
    11/08/2010
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    What is the EPA number on Advance Termite Bait System?
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    Only one component of Advance termite Bait System has an EPA registration number, there is not one number for the whole kit. The Advance Termite Bait Cartridge EPA Registration # 499-488, The Advance Termite Inspection cartridge is not regulated and does not require an EPA reg number. You can always find the EPA number on the MSDS which is always available on our website on the Product Label and MSDS page.
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  • Asked by Ann from Austin, Tx 78729
    10/22/2014
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    I have fruit trees and bushes on my back yard. How far should I place them away from my apart from my trees?
    In other words, would the system destroy my organic garden?
    A
    The Advance Termite Bait System Kit should not be placed around the your garden. It should be placed outside the drip line of the tree so that you do not damage the roots.
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  • Asked by Bobby from Graham, North Carolina
    04/22/2014
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    Do you use the same bait system as Terminix?
    I have an existing system/plan with Terminix but was thinking of cancelling my service, but I don't want to have to have to replace everything. I'm not sure if they will take out the bait stations when I cancel.
    A
    Many professional companies use different baiting systems and many will remove the stations upon cancellation of service. We are unsure which system you currently have. We carry the Advance Termite Bait System. The wood base, inspection cartridge, bait cartridge and tool only fit this specific system. Please contact us if you need additional information. We are always happy to help!
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  • Asked by John from Rossville, Ga
    05/10/2013
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    My Advance Termite Bait Stations are filled with slugs and ants..
    The stations seem to be over run with slugs and some with ants. The wood bait seems to be moist also. Has the system been compromised?
    A
    Slugs can normally enter under the soil cover. If the bait stations are not maintained an over abundance of slugs can enter. We recommend to clean out the station and rectify the gap under the soil cover.
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  • Asked by David from Phoenix, Az
    10/02/2011
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    Advance termite bait system and flood irrigation?
    I'm leaning towards purchasing Advance Termite Bait System, but I get flood irrigation twice a month 10 months out of the year. I was wondering if you know if this product can work with flood irrigation?
    A
    If you mean can the system be in standing water, the answer is yes.  It will not harm the plastic station.  However, the wood inside can get moldy and would probably need to be replaced. If the stations are full of water or the wood has too much mold on it, termites will not want to enter the stations.  Typically the wood needs to be replaced at least once a year, but in your case you may need to do it twice a year.
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  • Asked by Omer
    11/08/2010
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    What are the dimensions of the Advance Termite Bait Stations?
    How deep will each hole need to be for each station?
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    Each Advance Termite Bait Station is 7 inches long and 6 inches wide (at the top). Each hole should be the length of the station plus 2 inches to allow water to drain off when it rains. There are complete installation instructions available on our website on the Advance Termite Bait System page if you click on the Product Label link.
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  • Asked by Nick from New Orleans, La
    05/15/2013
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    My house is built on top of brick piers about two feet off the ground. Would I need to bait under the house?
    Under the house is crawl space with nothing between the ground and the floor joists. Located in New Orleans where termites are a serious concern.
    A

    We would not recommend using the termite bait stations due to the fact that you have a crawlspace and are on piers. To make sure you prevent termites you want to use a liquid Termiticide like Termidor. Please review our article Barrier and Soil Treatment.

    Foundational walls and piers can be treated with a termiticide (Termidor SC) at the soil level:

    • Dig a trench in the soil adjacent to the structure, 6 inches deep by 6 inches wide.
    • Soak the soil on both sides of the foundation walls at the rate indicated on the product label. Using a 5 gallon bucket is easier than a sprayer for this task.
    • Loosen the soil on the bottom of the trench with a spade for additional penetration.
    • Replace the soil in the trench, being careful to mix each shovelful with the diluted termiticide.
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