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Q and A with Field Scientists for the Sentricon® System, Part 2

A compilation of interviews with Sentricon field scientists (past and present:) Michelle Smith, Dr. Joe DeMark, Dr. Joe Eger, Dr. Barb Nead-Nylander , and Dr. Neil Spomer.

Our field scientists are a great resource for information for every Certified Sentricon Specialist®. In turn, they provide answers to the questions their customers frequently ask. It’s the basis of our commitment to providing up-to-date technology that keeps your residence safe from termite colony invasion. Continue reading

Swarm Season 2014—Reports From the Field

This year’s termite swarm season has been one for the record books. And thanks to the proliferation of smart phones, we’ve received lots of videos of termites and swarming. We thought we’d collect some of the best videos and show you what folks across the country have been experiencing this spring. Continue reading

The Sentricon(R) System Story


We thought that with swarm season just around the corner—or, depending where you live, arriving right now on your doorstep—we’d remind you how the Sentricon® System works to destroy not just one termite, but the entire colony. Swarm season occurs when newly developed reproductives leave the colony, shed their wings and attempt to create new colonies, so it’s important to understand why colony elimination is the best solution to your termite problem. “The Sentricon Story” video uses a quick-draw white board art technology to tell the tale! Continue reading

Tom Termite Takes Over During Termite Awareness Week!

From March 17th through the 23rd, 2014, the Sentricon® System promoted Termite Awareness Week.   However, at the beginning of the week, “Tom” Termite hacked into the Sentricon Twitter  account and proceeded to take over the tweeting duties. How did Sentricon eventually rid its social media of Tom? By doing what it does best—by utilizing scientific knowledge of termite behavior to eliminate the colony by ending the food supply chain they need for survival. In case you missed it, here is the timeline of Tom’s takeover, social media mischief, and ultimately his discovery of the bait station, which was his—and the colony’s–undoing: Continue reading

What Do the Queens of the Castle Think About the Sentricon® System? (Part 2)

For nearly twenty years, the Sentricon® System has protected homes just like yours. Here is Part 2 of our series of stories from the true “queens” of the castle. Find out what they think about Sentricon and the Certified Sentricon Specialist™ that helps protect their investment! Continue reading

Liquid or Bait? Watch our 3-D Video and Decide Which Method is Best

Our latest video goes 3-D with a termite colony. By going underground where termites live, you will get a feel for what termites want — to eat 24/7. See how the Sentricon® System works, and then learn about the differences between Sentricon and liquid treatments.

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Fast Facts About the Bugs That Bug Us: Her Majesty, the Termite Queen

The termite queen lives to breed and may produce more than 1 million eggs in her lifetime.

The termite queen lives to breed and may produce more than 1 million eggs in her lifetime.

Kill the Termite Queen. Kill her colony. For good. No Queen. No colony. No problem.

To develop the Sentricon® System, we had to first understand the Termite Queen and the structure of her colony. Some of the most interesting things we discovered were:

  • The Termite Queen is the largest member of the colony ─ she can grow up to an inch or longer.
  • Besides being the biggest termite in the colony, the Termite Queen can live a decade or more.
  • When mature, she may produce an egg, on average, every 15 seconds throughout her life cycle.
  • Worker and soldier termites are blind. The Queen, and other reproductives, are able to see.
  • She is initially the only egg-laying individual in the colony.
  • The Queen sports a distended abdomen that moves up and down as a result of constant egg laying.

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