A Spray-Free Option for Termite Elimination: Sentricon Always Active
Termites want to eat your home, or, at least, the materials that make up your home. It’s in their DNA – they can’t help it. But with the help of the Sentricon system, we can beat termites at their own game. Termites feed readily on Sentricon but never detect the threat, not even while the patented active ingredient is taking away their ability to eat, survive or breed – termites never catch on.
Termite colonies consist of a hierarchy or caste system, in which individuals are born into and carry out highly-specialized roles. One sector of this system is the subterranean workers, whose duty is to look for cellulose food – venturing the length of a football field away from home to find it. When these worker termites identify a food source, they release a chemical trail for others to follow. Exploiting this behavior, Sentricon Always Active was developed as a bait station-based system, filled with a cellulose material containing an insect growth regulator called Recruit HD, that, through a chain reproductive reaction, causes worker termites in the colony to die. Without this segment of the colony’s population, the colony collapses.
In tests, Sentricon AlwaysActive and its patented bait was proven to be more attractive to worker termites than a natural food source:
It was a revelation when researchers Chad A. Andrews and Dr. Phil Koehler at the University of Florida conducted a study of termite food preferences comparing Recruit® HD termite bait and southern yellow pine wood… [A video of which] showed convincingly that termites preferred the Recruit HD bait found in Sentricon with Always Active™ technology when compared to southern yellow pine, a natural food source for termites which is typically found in your home. Recruit HD bait includes a patented active ingredient called noviflumuron, which prevents the workers from molting. If the workers can’t molt, they die; and if they die, the other termites in the colony can’t feed themselves starve and the colony eventually collapses and is eliminated.
Ransford Environmental Solutions proudly serves as Certified Sentricon Specialists to beat termites at their own game. Termites feed readily on Sentricon but never detect the threat — not even while the patented active ingredient is taking away their ability to eat, survive or breed. Termites never catch on. The result is death to the queen and her colony. Find out more about Sentricon, or contact us for a free estimate!