How do sentricon bait stations work?

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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 do sentricon bait stations last?

7 years

What attracts termites in the house?

The following scenarios are most likely to attract termites to your home. Piles of Wood. Firewood and woodpiles can attract termites, drawing them closer to your home. Excess Foliage. As they rot, dead trees and stumps attract termites. Tree Limbs and Leaves. Mulch. Clogged Gutters. Wings. Mud Tubes. Frass.

Can I spray for termites myself?

Do It Yourself Termite Control There are two major methods of termite control. You can use liquid termite insecticides (termiticides) for barrier and soil treatment or use termite baits. Some people choose both options.

What is the best termite killer on the market?

Here are the 5 best termite killer products that we’ve found currently on the market. Termidor SC Termiticide by Termidor. Taurus SC. Spectracide Terminate Termite Detection & Killing Stakes. Termidor Foam. Ortho Home Defense MAX Termite and Destructive Bug Killer Concentrate.

How often should termite bait stations be checked?

With the particular bait stations that we use, the manufacturer recommends that we monitor them every 3 months, but allow us to check them every 6 months, depending on how they are set up. We choose to monitor them every 3 months. We do so to minimize our risk, and the potential for costly termite damage.

Do termites come back after treatment?

If termites happen to return, most will retreat the affected area(s) at no additional charge. Some companies also will repair damage occurring after their treatment, although dating onset of termite damage is a hard thing to determine.

How long does it take sentricon to work?

One well known National Pest Control Company that uses Sentricon states in their termite baiting contract that the guarantee they provide begins 6 months – “Repair Effective Date” after the date of installation and continues for a period of 24 months.

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.

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.

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.