When was the last time you saw a 17-foot hearse with a 100-pound dead termite on top? We thought so.
Introducing the Sentricon system Deader Than Dead Tour — an interactive road show making its way across the country to support efforts in helping homeowners annihilate termites. Whether you see us on the road, in your town or simply as a huge dead termite shadow on the horizon, you can rest assured the No. 1 brand in termite protection is on a mission to put termites in their place and keep them there.
- Cayce, South Carolina: March 16 Home Pest Control
- Metairie, Louisiana: March 20 Terminix Service Company
- Mobile, Alabama: March 22 Arrow Exterminators
- Lubbock, Texas: March 29 D’s Pest Control
- Manhattan, Kansas: April 4 American Pest Management
- Cincinnati, Ohio: April 10 Scherzinger Pest Control
We showed up, and so did you.
We heard how cool it was to take a selfie with a 7-foot dead termite. Check out what else we heard.
Termite 101 (pay attention — we may quiz you when we get there.)
The more you know about these devastating eating machines, the more you’ll want to flag down our Coroner’s Caddy to come over to your house.
Termites are found across every state except Alaska and are most prevalent during swarm season, usually in spring. The termite threat level depends on your home’s building materials, landscaping and region, with Region 1 having the most severe risk and Region 4 having the lowest risk.
You’ll rarely see termites; however, it’s possible to see them during swarm season. Distinguish swarming (winged) termites from swarming ants in three ways:
- Antennae: Ants’ are elbowed. Termites’ are straight.
- Waists: Ants’ are narrow and pinched. Termites’ are thicker and less defined.
- Wings: Ants’ front pair are longer than the back. Termites’ are all equal in length.
- Discarded termite wings around window sills, doors, heating vents and bathtubs.
- Mud tubes the width of a pencil spanning from the ground up along foundations to the wood above.
- Doors and window frames that sound hollow when tapped.
- Bubbling or peeling paint, or unusual staining on walls.
Standard homeowners insurance policies rarely cover termite damage because pest infestations and the destruction they cause are a home maintenance issue you can and should prevent.
According to the National Pest Management Association, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage each year, so it’s best to proactively protect your home.
It is estimated that termites are discovered in more than 5 million homes across every state (except Alaska), causing more than $5 billion in damages each year. These destructive pests are constantly looking for their next food source and can inflict expensive and time-consuming damage on your home.
Perform ongoing home maintenance and receive annual inspections from a pest management professional to prevent serious damage and save time and money long term.
The science behind how we got so far ahead.
The Sentricon termite baiting system is scientifically designed to eliminate the entire termite colony in three easy steps.
- Termite bait system stations are installed around your home by a Certified Sentricon Specialist™.
- Termites constantly search for food, and when they do, they eat the bait and share it with the rest of the colony.
- All termites die, including the queen — the source of the problem.
The Sentricon system has protected more than 4 million homes, with the live bait system acting as a protective ring around your biggest investment, your home.
The Sentricon® system is different from all other options, as it provide total colony elimination. The Sentricon baiting system doesn’t require structural drilling, digging or trenching, and it is environmentally responsible. Liquid treatments seek to block termites from the home, but installation can be disruptive to your property and lifestyle.
|Sentricon System||Liquid Treatments (Termidor, Premise, Altriset)|
|Scientific studies documenting colony elimination||60||< 5|
|Eliminate the termite queen||Routinely||Occasionally|
|Treatment is minimally to non-disruptive to home, lawn and landscaping||Routinely||Occasionally|
|Treatment effectiveness does not degrade over time|
|Tangible and visible evidence of protection|
|Notifies/informs of future termite activity|
|No label restrictions around water sources and wells|
|Treatment is removable|
Use these questions to better understand your termite treatment options:
- Do you offer free home inspections?
- What kind of pests could be in my home?
- What steps should I take to prevent pest damage?
- Are termites a threat in my neighborhood?
- What’s the best long-term solution to protect my home from termites?
- How frequently will a pest control specialist come to my house?
Only a pest management professional can accurately diagnose your pest and termite control needs.
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Put an end to endless damage. Reach out to a Certified Sentricon Specialist™ today.