How Sentricon Can Save Your Home
October 31, 2017
Termites are nasty little pests that can completely destroy your home. Because they are so small and live underground and in walls, they are often not detected until they have done a massive amount of damage. In Illinois, termites are a year-round problem making their homes in the warm underground and thriving off your wood structures.
Usually, by the time a termite problem is detected a great deal of damage has already been done. You might notice them by their smell which can smell like mold or mildew and is often mistaken for a water leak or just the normal smell of a damp basement. You might notice some buckling of the floors or the appearance of swollen wood, again, mimicking the appearance of water damage. By this point, you can be assured that they have tunneled through and eaten a good amount of the wooden part of your structure, compromising the safety and strength of your home.
With termites being so invasive and nearly undetectable until the damage is already done, prevention of a termite infestation is key. You don’t want to wait until the termites have caused structural issues and created costly repairs.
A Sentricon System Can Save the Day
Sentricon® System with Always Active™ is a scientifically proven pest control system used to eliminate termites from your property. The small Sentricon® with Always Active™ bait stations are placed underground around your home and are filled with bait that termites love. It’s been shown that the worker termites are 10 times more likely to take this bait then they are to feed on wood. The active ingredient in the bait, noviflumuron, prevents the termites from maturing. If they can’t mature and molt, they die, and eventually without her workers, the queen dies too, effectively killing off the colony.
The stations are underground and accessed with a special key by your certified pest control professional. There is no harmful spray or chemical residue left behind like with other termite control systems. Sentricon® with Always Active™ was awarded the EPA Presidential Green Chemical Challenge Award for environmental responsibility.
Getting the Protection You Need
Your friendly pest control experts at Quick-Kill Pest Eliminators can protect your home from termites using Sentricon® with Always Active™. If you discover a termite infestation at your Illinois home, call us immediately and we can begin remedying the situation. However, it’s best not to wait for an infestation to happen as the damage will already be done. Be proactive and protect your home before the termites show up. Termites are a year-round problem in most states including Illinois, and we are here to help.