If you’ve been faced with a termite infestation, you probably heard about two options that are available to you: Sentricon. At Dugas Pest Control, we are certified to offer both of these termite control solutions. For the purpose of this discussion, we’d like to discuss the advantages to choosing the Sentricon System and whether this may be the best choice for your particular situation.
What is the Sentricon System?
The Sentricon System is a series of bait stations that are positioned around the perimeter of the home. It was developed in 1995 and was the first termite baiting system, a major step up from the traditional liquid barriers.
The way in which the system works is unique. Worker termites work day and night to find food, and once they do, they leave a scent for others to follow. They also chew and digest the food, then throw it up to share with other termites in their colony. The food is poisonous, slowly killing off colonies.
How Sentricon Works
This system was developed after careful observation of termite behavior. The pest control company that implements the system will monitor the bait stations for termite activity. If activity is detected, there will be a bait tube added that contains the poisonous food and wipes out the colony. The process is slow, and the worker termites do not notice what is happening.
What makes the Sentricon System a great option is that it’s one of the most environmentally friendly options out there. It’s also less expensive than other methods, and families with children and pets enjoy the fact that there are no chemicals around the home that could affect their lifestyle. In fact, it is so safe, it can be used indoors under certain circumstances.