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Daniel from Norman, Ok writes,

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.

Answer last updated on: 02/19/2013

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