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
The queen may be the heart of the termite colony, but a female homeowner puts her heart and soul into her home. If these two lock horns, who’s going to reign supreme? For nearly twenty years, the Sentricon® System has protected homes just like yours. Here are some 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
They may look disorganized, but subterranean termites have traits that help them stay on their destructive foraging, feeding, and reproduction paths.
The well-organized underground colony system can be home to several hundred to millions of subterranean termite members. To find cellulose food sources and grow the colony, termites use social cooperation to survive and thrive. But do they use the five senses—sight, hearing, taste, touch and feel—the way other animals do? We asked Dr. Neil Spomer, a Global Urban Pest Management Lab Leader and Field Scientist for Dow AgroSciences, to shed some light on exactly how subterranean termites use their own peculiar anatomy to find other termites and the decaying wood in your backyard. Continue reading
Once you become a homeowner, you find yourself doing things you’ve never done before. You might fix a leaky faucet, paint your living room or take on some landscaping. If it turns out less than perfect, what’s the worst that could happen? You call a plumber, or you repaint or replant. But if you have a termite problem, do-it-yourself may not be a good idea.
Pest control—and especially termite control—is a growing industry. According to this article from Pestworld.org, there are almost 18,000 professional pest management companies in the United States, and statistics indicate that number will continue to increase. With so many to choose from, how do you find a pest management professional that has the knowledge and training to effectively eliminate the source of the problem, not just the pests you can see? You look for this symbol:
This logo means that your property is protected by the special forces of termite colony elimination.
Homeowners aren’t the only ones talking about the Sentricon® System. Caretakers of many historic landmarks across the United States also trust the No. 1 brand in termite protection to preserve and protect these national treasures. This is the first in a series of blogs that will introduce you to some of the places the Sentricon System protects.
New Orleans’ Jackson Square. Ed Bordes of New Orleans says that installation of the Sentricon System “successfully saved the French Quarter.”
Many tourists come to New Orleans’ French Quarter for the cuisine. So do termites—albeit with vastly different tastes.
While visitors dine on classic dishes such as crawfish and jambalaya, termites are feasting on the flat-roofed wooden homes and public structures that dominate the architecture of the Quarter. Many of the buildings have shared walls and were built with porous stucco, enabling the fierce Formosan termites to chew their way through their food source. Unfortunately Jackson Square, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the French Quarter, has been particularly plagued with termites.