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Question DetailsAsked on 5/18/2015

Does Sentricon work as a termite preventative treatment?

We have a recommendation to install Sentricon after a recent termite swarm.

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It has worked for me for over 15 years

Answered 5 years ago by homeowner3591


Has worked well for me in the past, as has Terminex, when the baits are installed in a tight pattern (3 feet or less) ALL around the house - which needs to include alongside the driveway leading to the garage to prevent access under the drive edge to the house, as well as under decks regardless of height.

I STRONGLY recommend NOT trusting to just bait stations for protection, because depending on soil conditions, wetness or water table level, and just luck of the draw, the termites can access your house between bait stations and never encounter them - so you should have complete perimeter injection treatment around the foundation as well to protect against subterranean termites, and have it redone periodically as necessary for your area - commonly 4-10 years depending on rainfall amounts and soil type and type of insect and insecticide in your case, but in heavy infestation areas as little as 1-2 years between treatments (like in the tropics for instance). IF I had to choose one over the other (though I recommned both for better protection) I would definitely use the soil injection insecticide along the foundation over bait stakes.

Bait stations have the added disadvantage of requiring constant monitoring - once you stop having the pest control company inspecting them and replacing the "detection" ones with poison, or replenishing the poison ones periodically, you lose protection - the soil injection system will continue to work from application date till it is diluted or weathered to ineffectiveness, and is commonly cheaper because of that less frequent monitoring requirement.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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