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Joe writes,

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.

Answer last updated on: 03/22/2011

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