Termites are a fact of life in the desert of Vail and Tucson. That’s why it’s important to know the how to protect your home from termites. The Sentricon® System with Always Active™ is the best choice for termite control.
The Sentricon® System utilizes small bait stations that are inserted into the soil around the structure and baited with a specially designed wood cellulose-termiticide bait block, creating a protective ring. Based on the natural foraging behavior of termites, the workers will find the bait stations and begin feeding on the bait. The termiticide in the bait prevents the termite from molting which the termite needs to do to survive. Because this happens gradually, termites that have fed on the bait have time to bring the bait back to the nest. They then serve it up as a delicious meal to young termites, soldiers and even the queen – exposing the whole colony to the termiticide. This means it doesn’t rely on most of the colony to come into contact with the bait like a liquid treatment does, but instead spreads quickly and effectively eliminates the entire colony whether they come into contact with the treated area or not.
An example of this effectiveness is a house we service in the foothills of Tucson. Termites continually attacked an interior wall of the home. We’d treat with a liquid termiticide which would stop the activity for a month or so, but then they’d show up again just a little bit away from where we treated. This continued to happen month after month after month. Unfortunately, the construction of the home only allowed us to get the product to some of the termites, but not enough to actually eliminate the infestation. We finally installed the Sentricon® System and within just a couple months the entire colony was eliminated. We have had termite activity in some of the stations since then, but no activity in the house!
Some other benefits of the Sentricon® System include:
- You’re protected 24/7, 365 – When the bait stations are installed and properly maintained by a Certified Sentricon® Specialist™, your house is always protected. Unlike the liquid products, the specially designed bait doesn’t break down in the harsh Arizona climate and never dissipates into the soil.
- Go Green! – The Sentricon® System is the first and only termite product to be awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award by the EPA.
- No drilling! – There’s rarely a need to drill your patios, tile, flagstone, etc. when you have the Sentricon® System.
- Get the best of both worlds – Not only do you get the long-term protection from the Sentricon® System, but we can also use the liquid termiticide as a quick knockdown to stop an active infestation.
For more information on the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ and why it’s the best option for termite control at your house, call our office today at (520) 625-2381 to schedule your free inspection and estimate with one of our state licensed technicians.