I only installed a few stations so far - in the areas we've seen a lot of activity in the mulch. The video on the DoMyOwnPestControl website provided installation instructions that were very helpful and it was easy to install (hopefully we did it right!). After a few weeks passed, we checked to see how things were going. 2 of the stations had no activity in or around the area where we put the stations -- not sure if it was because of the bait or just due to normal changes in termite activity. 1 of the stations had been dug out by some animal and had lots of activity around the station, but it was hard to tell if any of the termites were actually in the station itself. So, I put the stations back in the ground today. We'll see how it goes!! If this works, it's a much better option that having Terminex charge us $2,000 to do the same thing.
Too early to tell if Advance should get more stars. Installed a week ago, have 11 more weeks to go to check if termites hit the bait. If this was a two part question, first part being the installation, then I would give it 5 stars. Installation couldn't be easier. So, until I see how well it performs in killing termites, I have to be conservative with 3 stars.
Installed 20 Advanced Termite Bait System traps over 2 days, using just a garden trowel. The instructional videos by DoMyOwn were excellent. To be sure, I also found training material by BSAF the manufacturer for their sales reps on youtube and I can tell you the DoMyOwn video instructional video was dead on. I only gave the traps 3 stars because I have not seen them in action yet. Ordering and shipping was a breeze. Everything arrive fast and well packed. I did have one of the traps flood during a rain storm. I realized the water was pooling around the trap because it was in a depression. Adding some topsoil around the trap fixed the problem. So as a point of advice make sure you don't install them in depressions.
The verbiage is confusing regarding the 2different chemicals included. One is a “monitor” chemical & the other is a “bait” with only 0.50% of active ingredient!! No poison. I really don't want to bait& monitor termites. I was thinking this kills the colony it seems very confusing.