Sentricon Termite Elimination System | Zanesville & Columbus Ohio
Xterminator Pest Control takes immense pride in being a leading termite treatment and prevention service provider in Columbus, Zanesville, and the surrounding areas of Ohio. Our termite extermination services range from free inspection to a complete wipeout of entire termite colonies. One of Xterminator’s recent offerings is the Sentricon Termite Elimination System for both, residential and commercial clients. Sentricon is a subterranean termite product which works as a more specific alternative to liquid termiticides options.
What attracts Termites?
Cellulose is a treat to a termite’s taste buds. Their bodies make special enzymes and bacteria which help them digest cellulose and other plant fibers. Cellulose is abundantly found in plant cells, which constitute a major structural component of wood.
In a nutshell, wood contains around 40–50% cellulose, making it a feast for termite colonies. You may feel like the termite is eating up your wooden property, but it’s only the cellulose that they’re interested in.
According to studies, around 2 billion dollars are spent every year in the United States to prevent or treat termite infestations.
Free Termite Inspection
Termites reside in their self-built underground stems, far away from your living room. The chances are that you won’t know that your house is infested by these pesky, soft-bodied insects till you begin noticing structural damage. And by then, it’ll be too late.
People often find it hard to distinguish between a termite and an ant, because of the common presence of wings and antennae in both of them. This is where we come in.
The experts at Xterminator have equipment which helps them dig deeper into these nests and check for termite infestation. They also provide you with all the necessary guidance which will help you keep a lookout for termite on your own. Whether a family of termite is residing in a pile of dust somewhere outside the house, a damaged part of your living room wall, or a cluster of damaged wood, they can’t escape the Xterminator inspection team.
The good news is that we offer our termite inspection services absolutely free of cost!
Sentricon Termite Elimination System — How does it work?
To understand the Sentricon Elimination System, it’s essential to take a deep dive into how termites behave. Termites are highly organized and exist in the form of huge colonies that collectively build tunnels underground.
These tunnels serve as nests, where food can be stored, eaten and shared with the rest of the colony. Once they’ve built themselves a nest, termites tend to generate a certain scent that attracts other colonies to join in. All of this makes it vital for you to eliminate the entire population once and for all. This is where the Sentricon Termite Elimination System comes in.
Taking a termite’s behavior into consideration, the Sentricon Termite Elimination System is designed around the idea of special ‘baits.’ These baits are placed strategically within these tunnels so the pesky termites can pick them up while they crawl in and out of it. Each of these baits contains a regular dose of cellulose with a bit of ‘growth inhibitor’ encapsulated inside; in other words, it serves as a poison for these pests.
The experts at Xterminator will carefully place these baits around 10-feet apart within these underground nests. When the termites stumble upon these baits, they’re tricked into considering it as food and consume it.
It’s a termite’s nature to share food with the rest of its colony. It either invites its family or takes it where it’s resting to share this ‘newfound source of food.’ Termites will consume the bait and bring it back to their colony to share with nest mates. This will cause a gradual decline in termite numbers on your property, ultimately eliminating any active termite colonies.
6 Good Reasons Why You Need Xterminator’s Sentricon Termite Elimination System
- The expert will start off the treatment by first building a protective barrier around these nests, so none of the toxins from these baits affects the soil around your home.
- Since the baits are only placed at the site of termite inspection, lesser quantity is need as compared to a liquid termiticide. Thus the method proves to be more cost-effective.
- Adding to the affordability to the process, Sentricon doesn’t require extra maintenance.
- Unlike conventional pesticide solutions, the Sentricon is chemical-free and toxin-free. This way, it plays its part in keeping the environment safe. If you’ve got some pretty garden birds or butterflies flying in and out of your lawns, you won’t need to worry about their safety.
- Sentricon Termite Elimination System is minimally non-disruptive. Since it’s placed in localized tunnels far away from the house, there’s no need to worry about your house smelling of pesticides for days. It rarely disrupts your everyday routine.
- The Sentricon Termite Elimination System requires no additional drilling or digging up of the ground. So if you’ve put in a lot of dollars and hard work into beautifying your lawn, you need not worry about damaging it. The experts at Xterminator value your dedication and are well-trained to avoid any collateral damage.
Killing the Queen
Just like a normal colony, the termites are also a huge group with power symbols similar to those of bees. There’s a queen, there are the soldiers, and then there are the ordinary workers whose mere job is to bring cellulose food for the enthroned queen.
To take over the civilization, you ought to topple the government first. This is exactly what Xterminator’s Sentricon Termite Elimination System does. It’s a worker’s sole responsibility to feed the queen and soldiers first and then themselves. Therefore, the poison-induced Sentricon bait first goes straight to the queen and then to the rest of the kingdom.
In addition, our experts also cut off the food sources for the queen. This is done by carefully blocking off the tunnels. When the food sources are cut off, the workers begin to starve and die off, leaving little or no supplies for the lady queen. It’s essential to note that the queen is capable of producing around a million offspring over the span of her life. Therefore, exhausting the queen’s food supply can speed up the termite colony wipe-out procedure.
Detector Device Information
Termites don’t stand a chance with Xterminator Sentricon Termite Elimination System. The reason is the use of a special Sentricon Detector Device that makes it easy for our experts to make sure the procedure is as precise as it can get. This device identifies stations within the termite tunnels where the baits placement will give off swift results. Some features of this device are:
- LCD Display: With the help of ESP technology, this display shows our exterminators a clear picture of what’s happening underneath the ground. It helps them identify the station where the worker termites are currently active.
- Proximity Sensor: Assists in locating where the queen resides.
- No Exposed Wires: This serves as an extra safety measure for our Sentricon technicians, your landscape, and your belongings.
- Adjustable Pole Length: Makes it easier to dig deeper where a conventional termite spray can’t reach.
In addition, there are special volume and light controls that make bait placement all the more easy, even when its pitch dark.
Sentricon Termite Elimination System vs. Liquid Barriers
While a liquid termite treatment definitely kills termites, it won’t necessarily eliminate an entire colony. The liquid is sprayed all over the outdoor sand. Any termite worker that comes in contact with the liquid, thus dies out. But our Sentricon Termite Elimination System makes sure the poison is carried farther into the underground nest.
With liquid treatment, the termite that comes in contact with the poison quickly sends off red signals to the rest of the colony, warning them of their impending doom. As a result, the termites run away for the time being. Once the effects of the poison wear off, the entire colony reinvades the tunnel and resumes the attack.
Our Sentricon Termite Elimination System, on the other hand, remains in its active form round the clock. The baits never lose their effect. Even if a termite colony re-attacks, the Sentricon will be all set to work its magic.
While the liquid barriers may make the soil feel slightly wet and out of place, this is surely not the case with Sentricon Termite Treatment System. We make sure that we incorporate the entire system in a way that it blends with the landscaping of your lawn and remains unobvious.
Sentricon, as a product, is only authorized for the use of a certified Sentricon® Specialist like Xternminator, therefore there’s little room left for you to worry about when you’re relying on us. You choose the best, and we’ll do the rest.
Your home is likely to be the biggest investment you’ll ever make and the last thing you want to do is lose it to a horde of hungry termites. Call Xterminator and let us design a Sentricon Termite Elimination System that’s just right for your home. We can provide you with a no-obligation, FREE termite inspection and consultation in Columbus, Pickerington, Zanesville, Cambridge, and surrounding areas. Our termite services keep destructive termites out of your home and out of your life!
Contact Xterminator Pest Control for termite services in Zanesville at (740) 454-8000 or in Pickerington, OH at (614) 935-3973.You can count on us for all of your pest control services from bed bug treatment to outdoor pest control treatments.