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Sentricon® FAQ’s

Does the Sentricon® system attract termites?

No. Termites find Sentricon® stations through their relentless search and continuous foraging for additional food sources. Once they discover the stations, inside they’ll find the patented and highly desirable lethal food source the termite workers readily feed on and take back to the colony to share with their nestmates. Termites die off but are not able to identify the cause. This leads ultimately to the death of the colony and the queen.

How long does the Sentricon® system take to start working?

The Sentricon® system starts protecting a home as soon as it is installed. The Sentricon system begins working once termites feed on the bait found within the station. How quickly termites find an in-ground Sentricon station depends on the termite pressure in your area — but if termites are present, they will find the stations. Unlike liquid termiticide treatments, Sentricon eliminates the entire colony. Colony elimination is the most effective way to protect your property. If active termite feeding is visible, your Certified Sentricon Specialist™ can install specialized above-ground stations to initiate immediate feeding. The faster worker termites get to the bait used by the Sentricon system, the faster their colony will be eliminated.

How often are the bait stations on my property checked and managed?

Label directions for Always Active™ technology allow your Certified Sentricon SpecialistTM to perform service once per year, though some will come more often. This flexibility allows a service schedule that meets the needs of your property and provides you with maximum convenience. You do not even need to be home when the stations are serviced.

Does the Sentricon® system require any other products to be totally effective?

No. The Sentricon® system is a stand-alone technology that is fully effective.

What makes the Sentricon® system my best option?

Liquid treatments are antiquated efforts to keep termites away and can be very disruptive to your property and lifestyle. But the Sentricon® system is an entire system based on the science of natural termite behavior. The award-winning, patented technology in Sentricon uses the termites themselves to destroy their entire colony and kill the queen. Learn more about choosing Sentricon as your termite control option.

Can bait stations be installed indoors?

The Sentricon® system is traditionally installed around a property’s perimeter to create a protective barrier around the structure. If active termite feeding is found indoors, Recruit® AG bait stations can be installed by a Certified Sentricon SpecialistTM. These stations bring the power of the Sentricon system above ground.

Is it OK for my kids and pets to play near the bait stations?

Yes. The stations are placed in the ground with only a service cover visible and require a special key to open. In addition, the active ingredient used in the Sentricon® system, noviflumuron, is designed specifically to disrupt the molting process that occurs only in insects and closely related organisms, not people or pets.

What will happen to my pets if they come in contact with the bait stations?

The quantity of active ingredient in each bait station is so small that a dog would need to ingest approximately 200 of the bait station inserts — which is simply impossible — before becoming sick.

Is it OK to plant a vegetable and herb garden near the bait stations?

Yes. The active ingredient in the Sentricon® system is not systemic and will not be taken up by the plants, and the potential for leaching is extremely low.