What's the difference between termite baits? Aren't they all pretty much the same?
No, not at all. Even products within the same class of chemistry have different effects on a termite colony. The active ingredient in the Sentricon System – Novaflumuron – affects termites slowly, allowing them to recruit other colony members to feed on the bait, ultimately causing termite colony elimination. With most other termite baits, the active ingredients may cause termites to die or become ill near the bait station. In these cases, termites tend to avoid the baited area, reducing the effectiveness of the bait on the colony.
In addition, the Sentricon System is not just termite bait, it's a complete system designed to protect homes. With the Sentricon System, Suburban Exterminating has access to an unlimited supply of products – at no extra charge – so homeowners can be sure their property is protected. Among these components is the Prolinx™ Information Management System – a customer data-tracking tool, which gives homeowners, the added security of knowing the Sentricon System is being tracked by Suburban and periodically reviewed by the manufacturer, Dow AgroSciences LLC.
Does the Sentricon System eliminate the termite colony?
Yes. The Sentricon System was designed to eliminate termite colonies and has proven its ability to do so worldwide.
Is there any independent research to back up the claims that Sentricon really works?
The Sentricon System has been tested by 15 universities and the United States Department of Agriculture against all economically important subterranean termite species. More than 30 scientific papers have been published on the Sentricon System and/or its components.
Can the Sentricon System be used by itself or must a liquid termiticide be used with it?
The Sentricon System is a stand-alone termite treatment, which means it does not have to be used with a liquid termiticide. Not all termite baits can be used alone. Suburban will diagnose your problems and design a customized approach to protecting your home.