Checking for Termites is a Frustrating Game of Hide-and-Seek. How Can You Know if You Have a Problem?
Termites rarely announce their arrival. Although there are a few tell-tale clues, it’s always best to have a professional inspection done before it’s too late. To understand the situation, though, it’s helpful to know the players. Here’s the scenario:
COLONY – What You Can’t See
Hundreds of thousands of termites, swarming, multiplying, crawling, and digging. The underground colony is a well-organized system of workers, soldiers, and of course, the queen. 24 hours a day, workers tunnel through soil and into the wooden frames of homes, fences and buildings, eating and alerting the colony about new sources of precious cellulose.
YOUR HOME – Where They’re Headed
Termites are crucial to our ecosystem, consuming and recycling dead plant and wood material. To the colony, though, the wood in your home is just as delicious as any dead tree. You may not be aware of termites in your home until they have caused severe damage, reducing floor joists and load-bearing timbers to the equivalent of cardboard.
DAMAGE – What You Should Know
Every year in the U. S., more than 5 million homes1 have some sort of termite problem, amounting to approximately $5 billion in damage. That’s more damage than is caused by tornadoes, fires, and earthquakes combined. And termite damage is rarely covered by homeowner’s insurance policies.
Information provided courtesy of Ohio State University Extension.
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Termites are smart. You’re smarter.
Termites have survived since the days of the dinosaurs. The queen and king produce a steady stream of offspring. Workers find food sources and bring it back to the rest of the colony. Soldiers defend the colony. Reproductives create new colony members, and swarmers leave the colony to begin new ones. To keep things running smoothly, termites use specialized chemical signals. These chemical signals not only lead workers to good food sources but also warn if there is a threat. With bait termites prefer even more than wood, the Sentricon® System is smart science and an ally in helping you destroy your enemy.
Sentricon is smart science.
Sentricon defeats termites at their own game. They feed readily on it but never detect the threat — not even while the patented active ingredient is taking away their ability to eat, survive or breed. They never catch on. The result is death to the queen and her colony.
Sentricon takes the fight to the colony better than liquid insecticides by killing the colony and the queen. And it’s the first and only termite product to be awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Expert help. Unmatched results.
Expert results are ensured by your Certified Sentricon Specialist who has been qualified to use Sentricon to eliminate and prevent termite attack. He or she will install and maintain a ring of Sentricon stations around your home. Your Certified Sentricon Specialist will protect your home from termites. You gain the peace of mind that comes from the No. 1 brand in termite protection.