EAT! It’s what termites do!
They tunnel from colonies hidden underground through the soil to find sources of food — including your home. Termites can enter your home through cracks in concrete and openings as small as 1/16 inch. The Sentricon® system uses this constant foraging, their very nature, against them. They prefer the bait used in Sentricon stations nearly 10 times more than wood, so they eat it instead of your house. And when they eat it, they can’t molt. And when they can’t molt, they die.
Termites have thrived since the days of the dinosaurs.
Over thousands of years, termite caste roles have evolved in a highly efficient and effective way. This has allowed termites to work together as a colony to thrive and survive. It’s no wonder why they’ve been around for longer than 250 million years!
If your neighbor’s neighbor’s neighbor has termites, you could too!
- Thousands — sometimes millions — of subterranean termites live in an underground colony
- Worker termites forage continuously in search of food to feed the other colony members, including the queen
- Termites build tubes of mud to connect their soil foraging tunnels with food sources — like your home
- Just as a tree expands its branches to gather sunlight and nutrients, a termite colony expands its underground network of tunnels in search of food
- Multiple termite colonies can live near your home, all in search of food
Seeing flying termites, swarmers, is just one indication that your home may be under attack by termites. But they aren’t the only sign. Just because you don’t see swarmers doesn’t mean there isn’t a hidden issue. Your Certified Sentricon Specialist™ can conduct an inspection to determine if there is a termite infestation threatening your largest investment — your home.
The Sentricon System – How It Works!
The Sentricon® system is like no other termite control. It uses termites’ very nature — their constant foraging in search of food — against them. Worker termites find the bait in the Sentricon stations while foraging, and share it with the queen and other colony members. Sentricon stops the process of molting which ultimately affects the queen and reproduction and kills the workers. The colony then crumbles and is eliminated.