Subterranean termites damage millions of dollars worth of wood each year in the United States. Subterranean termites are more common than other types of termites and home infestations can be more difficult to eliminate. Guarantee Floridian Pest Control uses the Sentricon Colony Elimination System to identify, eliminate, and prevent infestations of homes by subterranean termites.
Subterranean Termite Infestation Dangers
Subterranean termite infestations may compromise the safety of family members within the home. Termites weaken wood structures. Floor joists and support beams create an ideal food supply for subterranean termites, which can cause homes to partially or completely collapse if infestation goes untreated for a long period of time.
Identifying Subterranean Termite Infestation
While certain signs may indicate a possible termite infestation, the Sentricon system helps professional exterminators to confirm the presence of termites. To do this, Sentricon bait stations are set up in select areas surrounding the home. Professionals will return to the home regularly to inspect bait stations for signs of subterranean termites.
Sentricon Bait Stations
Once a subterranean termite infestation has been confirmed, professional exterminators will carefully insert bait into the station. Subterranean termites operate on a caste system similar to ants, with workers and a queen. The worker termites take the bait back to the colony, and the colony is systematically eliminated.
The Sentricon Colony Elimination System is guaranteed to eliminate subterranean termite infestations and prevent future infestations. Sentricon has been used in the United States for about two decades and is the most trusted name in subterranean termite extermination. Approximately 70 articles have been written pertaining to the effectiveness of Sentricon in eliminating subterranean termite colonies and queens. Guarantee Floridian Pest Control is qualified to use the Sentricon Colony Elimination System.
Ongoing Termite Control
Sentricon bait stations continue to stay in place after the subterranean termite infestation has been eliminated. Pest control professionals will monitor these bait stations periodically to identify signs of termite activity. If any termite activity is detected, bait is reintroduced into the bait stations. It is necessary to take steps to continually monitor and protect against subterranean termite infestations. Homes that have attracted subterranean termites in the past will always present a habitable environment for termites.
Subterranean Termite Infestation Prevention
Having Sentricon Colony Elimination Systems installed in order to prevent termite infestations may save homeowners money while providing peace of mind. The damage which is inflicted by subterranean termite infestations prior to beginning termite control systems may be costly to repair and may decrease home values. Homeowners can avoid these complications by utilizing Sentricon before an infestation begins.