Long Island homeowners are no strangers to the damage of termite colonies. These social insects damage homes in Suffolk County, Nassau County, and beyond 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Luckily, there are a couple of options when it comes to protecting your home, and not becoming a victim of termites’ destruction, which is known to cause more than $5 billion worth of damage to United States homes each year.
Subterranean Termite Behavior
Subterranean termites are the species of termite that is active on Long Island and throughout New York. A single subterranean termite colony can include millions of termites and the worker termites forage for food (the cellulose inside the wood in your home!) constantly. Termite workers build mud tubes from their colonies in the soil to forage for food and will infest damp, rotten, or perfectly good lumber given the opportunity. Termites need only 1/16th of an inch of space to pass through your foundation and reach the wood of your home.
How Does Sentricon Work?
Along with conventional termite treatments, which involve drilling deep trenches around your home’s foundation and creating a barrier of liquid termite treatment called termiticide, the Sentricon Termite Baiting system is an environmentally friendly, drill-free alternative that protects your home from termites.
Sentricon termite bait stations, the green circles you’ve likely seen installed in the yards of your friends, family, and neighbors’ yards, are placed around the perimeter of your home, typically 10 to 20 feet apart. Inside of the stations is where the magic happens. The Sentricon bait stations are loaded up with cellulose bait termites can’t resist…and can’t resist sharing, either. The termites ingest the bait and share the food with their colony members, ultimately eliminating the entire termite colony, including its queen. Within 60 to 90 days, depending on its size, the entire termite colony should be completely eradicated.
The Sentricon System is helpful not only for underlying termite issues but as ongoing termite prevention, protecting your home’s structure from termite damage for years to come. Over time, bait stations require refilling, which is included with your annual warranty through Suburban Exterminating, a Certified Sentricon Specialist.
Is Sentricon an Effective Way to Protect Your Home from Termites?
The Sentricon System not only works but has many benefits when compared to conventional termite treatments. No drilling into your home’s foundation is required, and no liquid termiticide needs to be injected into your home’s foundation. Sentricon is also the most environmentally-conscious method of termite treatment, and the installation cost runs lower for Sentricon!
Here is the full list of Sentricon station benefits:
- Proven scientific studies documenting total termite colony elimination
- The termite queen…gone!
- Minimally disruptive to your home, lawn, and landscaping
- Treatment effectiveness doesn’t degrade over time
- Tangible, visible evidence of 24/7 termite protection
- Informs of termite activity
- No label restrictions around water sources and wells
- Treatment is removable
How Much Does Sentricon Cost?
Termites are a constant threat to homeowners. They can be on your property or thriving in your home’s structure without any visible signs of damage at first glance. Whether you have an existing termite infestation or you don’t want to discover one later, the Sentricon Termite System is the best standalone option for protecting your home…and your wallet.
Compared to conventional termite treatments, the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System’s cost runs lower on average! Contact us today on your Sentricon installation from Suburban Exterminating, Long Island’s leading exterminator.