Termites may be small, but they are nothing to take lightly. Experts estimate that termites cause approximately $5 billion dollars’ worth of damage every year in the United States. A structure that has been invaded by termites can be quickly rendered uninhabitable.
Fortunately, termites are not an unsolvable problem. When the right techniques are used, a termite infestation can be rapidly brought under control and eliminated. Sentricon’s termite bait system is perhaps the most effective method of termite control available today.
What is the Sentricon Termite Bait System?
Sentricon’s termite bait system is a non-intrusive termite elimination and prevention method with a proven track record of solving termite problems for more than 25 years. The system is used by homes, businesses, and even national landmarks such as the White House in order to protect property from all species of termites.
Specialists place a series of discreet bait stations around the exterior of a building. Termites consume the bait in these stations and bring it back to the colony, which also consumes it. The bait contains the chemical noviflumuron, which prevents termites from molting, and when the termites cannot molt, they die.
Does the Sentricon Bait System Work?
Yes. In fact, Sentricon’s bait system is especially effective because it destroys entire colonies of termites without alerting them to the source of the poison. This means that other members of the colony and members of other colonies readily consume the bait when they find it.
Once a termite colony is eliminated, other colonies are prevented from taking over when their workers discover the bait stations and consume the bait. The bait system is safe to use around pets and children as it is designed specifically to poison only termites.
How Long Do Sentricon Bait Stations Last?
Bait stations are made of plastic and can last indefinitely as long as they are undisturbed. The stations typically need to be serviced about once a year in order to make sure the quantity of bait remains sufficient and accessible to termites.
Signs of a Termite Infestation
Termite infestations have several tell-tale signs. Termite wings found near doors and windows are a sign that termites may be present. Mounds of termite pellets are another sign.
These will look like sawdust from wood or even like coffee grounds. A swarm of flying termites shows evidence of an infestation, as well as hollowed-out wood furniture or beams.
Professional Termite Treatment
If you suspect you have a termite infestation or want more information on termite and pest control, David M. Parker Exterminating is here to help. Call us at 706-223-1752 or contact us online to get a free quote on our Sentricon Termite Bait System service.