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Joyce writes

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?

Answer:

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.

Answer last updated on: 03/09/2010

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