The Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System –
developed by Corteva Agriscience – is only sold and serviced through authorized pest control companies such as ourselves. Here is a summary of the Sentricon® system and how it works, the cost of installation and continued monitoring, active ingredients, and how Sentricon® differs from other termite treatments.
Eliminate Ground Termite Colony
The Sentricon® system is successfully designed to eliminate an entire subterranean (or ground termite) colony, and to prevent future infestations with continued use. Ground termite control using the Sentricon® system involves: (1) an initial inspection of the property to locate termite activity, (2) bait station installation and delivery of the bait, and (3) regular monitoring by a certified pest control specialist. The end result is permanent protection with ongoing servicing.
The bait stations confine the ingredients within its capsule. The only time the active ingredient of Sentricon® leaves the bait station is when it is eaten by termites; there is no environmental hazard to the installation sight or surrounding areas. Fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, and any other edible foods can be planted around the Sentricon® bait stations with no harm to plants or people.
The bait stations require a special key to open, so kids (or pets) cannot open them. Even if kids (or pets) were to get a bait station open, the active ingredient in Sentricon® (which is mentioned shortly) is explicitly designed for termites and other closely related insects only; not people or pets. The quantity of the active ingredient in each bait station is so minute that a family dog would have to eat several hundred bait station inserts before becoming sick.
Sentricon begins protecting a structure as soon as it is installed; and it begins working as soon as termites locate the in-ground bait stations.
Ground termites like a lot of moisture and decaying plants, wood piles, tree stumps, and the like. In fact, these termites can sustain themselves with these things until structural wood is located. So, many times these termites will be found near hot water tanks, trees or tree stumps, old wood piles in the yard, air conditioners, sprinkler systems, and even the moist areas around concrete paths and/or the structure’s concrete foundation.
Ground termites build underground tunnels which allow them to move around freely in search of food sources. The termites are always foraging for more food sources, even when there is already lots of food to be had. Subsequently, the worker termites will discover the bait stations that surround the protected structure. They will feed on the bait and take it back to the colony to share with their “family.” Ultimately, this leads to the death of the colony and its queen, because the queen cannot survive without the worker termites.
How Long Does it Take To Work?
The length of time it takes for the termites to find the bait stations is dependent upon the amount of termite activity going on in the area; but it is certain that the termites will find the bait stations. The Sentricon® system was created using the termite’s own natural behaviors to destroy themselves and their entire colony. The Sentricon® system is so effective that no supplementary treatments are needed. In fact, there is extensive scientific research conducted by universities, contractors, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture that unequivocally affords Sentricon® its bragging rights. The following list illustrates just a few of the more than 60 published articles on the product.
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