How long does Sentricon system last?

The newer Sentricon systems use what is called “Always Active”. It is supposed to last up to 7 years.

The answer is at least a full year. A traditional Sentricon System is monitored every three months, but an Always Active System requires just one yearly visit. Our technician monitors the stations and inspects the house all in one annual appointment.

Similarly, how much does a Sentricon system cost? The average cost of a Sentricon baiting system is $1,200–$3,800 for initial installation and $280 for yearly monitoring. Sentricon is touted as the number-one bait system with 60 scientific studies documenting colony elimination—the termites prefer the bait over wood by a factor of ten.

Similarly, is the Sentricon System Effective?

The Sentricon® System has been proven by university research studies and decades of use by pest control professionals to be the best and most effective way of eliminating termite colonies. And as a bonus, there are no damaging side effects to your property like there are with liquid barrier treatments.

Is sentricon better than Termidor?

Effectiveness: Sentricon can systematically wipe out entire termite colonies but over a period of time, whereas Termidor can kill termites six times faster than any baiting system, however it only kills the pests which come in contact with the insecticide.

Does sentricon kill drywood termites?

Termidor and Sentricon are two products that we use to control subterranean and drywood termites. Both treatments are equally effective, but there are several differences. Sentricon uses solid cellulose-based bait that’s placed in self-contained canisters around your property.

Does sentricon kill Formosan termites?

One such bait product, the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System uses a durable bait, Recruit® HD that contains a chitin synthesis inhibitor (CSI), noviflumuron. CSIs do not kill termites immediately after bait consumption. Instead they disrupt termite molting, which occurs approximately every 45 days.

How does the Sentricon system work?

The Sentricon bait system is based on the behavior of termites, and it works by getting the termites to ingest the bait when crawling through their long, underground tunnels. As the growth inhibitor takes over and prevents the termites from being able to molt, they die off.

How long does sentricon take to kill termites?

Within 30 days of that first day of feeding, the bait significantly weakens termite colonies, said Thomas Chouvenc, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of entomology and lead author of a new study. After 90 days, the insecticide kills the termite colonies, Chouvenc said.

Can you buy sentricon?

This system is manufactured by Dow AgroScience and was the first system of its kind available on the commercial market. Sentricon, however, is sold exclusively to licensed and certified professionals and is not available for sale to unlicensed homeowners.

What is Sentricon system?

The Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System is a subterranean termite pest control product developed and manufactured by Dow AgroSciences. It was introduced in 1995 as a termite baiting system and an alternative to liquid termiticide soil barriers.

What is the best termite bait system?

Spectracide Terminate Termite Detection & Killing Stakes are the best overall termite bait station because it simultaneously detects and kills termites quickly and effectively. Termites rarely if ever appear on the surface of what they are eating and infesting.

Which is better Trelona vs sentricon?

Trelona ATBS Annual Bait Stations feature a superior design that leads to fast termite hits. In fact, in a university study, termites found Trelona ATBS Annual Bait Stations faster than Sentricon stations. In this study, Trelona ATBS and Sentricon stations were placed within 0.5 meters of an active termite colony.

Is sentricon toxic?

Sentricon is so specific, no other insects or animals are affected by it. It is non-toxic to humans, with no irritation or sensitisation potential. It has a very low vapour pressure, so it produces no odour. Both Sentricon stations fully encase the termiticide, so the risk of exposure to the termiticide is minimal.

How is sentricon installed?

The station is inserted into an augured hole in the ground, with the cover flush with the soil surface. Monitoring stations are installed around the outside perimeter of the building, at about 10- to 20- foot intervals alongside the foundation.

What is the active ingredient in sentricon?

The active ingredient in Sentricon IG Termiticide Rods is hexaflumuron. Hexaflumuron is a chitin synthesis inhibitor, that is, it interferes with the ability to produce chitin. Chitin is a major component in termite exoskeleton. As such, hexaflumuron prevents the termites from completing their moulting process.

Do termites eat their dead?

Termites are detritivores, consuming dead plants at any level of decomposition. They also play a vital role in the ecosystem by recycling waste material such as dead wood, faeces and plants. Many species eat cellulose, having a specialised midgut that breaks down the fibre.

How do you bait termites?

Termite baits consist of paper, cardboard, or other acceptable termite food, combined with a slow-acting substance lethal to termites. The bait must be good enough to compete with the presence of competing tree roots, stumps, woodpiles and structural wood.