Sentricon® Bait System with Holder's Pest Solutions
Holder’s Pest Solutions is a Certified Sentricon Specialist, authorized to install the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System. We install this integrated baiting and monitoring system to address existing subterranean termite problems and also provide ongoing protection against these wood-destroying insects.
Sentricon®: What You Need to Know
How does Sentricon work?
Sentricon works by eliminating an entire termite colony using bait that inhibits growth of the colony. Termite workers share this bait with the rest of the colony and once ingested, it will prevent termites from being able to mature, which ultimately kills off the colony.
Bait stations are placed around the home, 10 to 20 feet apart. They distribute the bait to termites, killing workers, soldiers and the queen, preventing them from ever reaching your home.
How quickly does Sentricon work?
Sentricon starts working as soon as termites find the bait. How long it takes them to find the bait depends on how many termites are already present. If they are already active in the area, it could be days, or, if they are not active in the area, the bait may stay untouched for months until a termite colony moves into the area.
While termites do like and devour the bait once found, Sentricon does not attract termites. They are natural foragers, and they seek out and find any sources of cellulose in their path. With Sentricon, that hopefully means the bait, without it, it could mean your home.
How often should my bait stations be checked?
After installation, bait stations should be checked annually (you don’t need to be home during this checkup), sometimes more frequently, to be re-baited.
How does Sentricon compare to liquid treatment like Termidor®?
Termidor is a low-toxicity insecticide that is injected into the foundation of a home, treating areas that termites are suspected or vulnerable areas. It is a more invasive procedure that involves digging and drilling around the home but is has been proven to work.
Sentricon is an environmentally-friendly option that will help to prevent termites from ever becoming an issue. It is also a colony elimination system, which has been proven to be the most effective way to stop termites. A pest technician will help you determine what the best method will be based on your preferences and the severity of the termite issue.
Can I install Sentricon myself?
Sentricon should only be sold and installed by a Certified Sentricon Specialist™. It is registered for professional use according to federal and state regulations. With the speed at which termite colonies grow and the extent of damage they can cause to your home, it is critical to have a professional come and evaluate your property and match you to the most effective solution.
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The Sentricon® System Story
Sentricon stops and prevents termite attacks.
Termites are discovered in more than 5 million homes in the United States each year. No Texas home is safe from the threat of a termite infestation. Homeowners insurance rarely covers termite damage as termites are defined as a home maintenance problem — something that can and should have been prevented by the homeowner.
Refinancing Your Home?
In addition to our comprehensive termite protection, Holder’s provides professional Wood Destroying Insect Reports. If you are selling your home or taking advantage of low-interest rates to refinance, call Holder’s for your inspection and written report.
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