Sentricon Termite Baiting | Termite Control Sydney
Eradicating Termite Infestations
Armed with an in-depth knowledge of the termites' behaviour and their social structure, Dow AgroSciences, the world leader in termite control and management solutions, has developed Sentricon II. New, advanced and highly effective Sentricon II turns termites into their own worst enemy.
Sentricon II, in particular the Sentricon Above-Ground (right) Termite Bait and Sentricon In-Ground (above) Termite Bait delivers a new, scientifically tried and proven approach to termite control. The baiting of the new termites by way of feeding a highly effective intoxicant within a food substrate, is the only means of providing control and elimination of the entire colony.
The Sentricon II Termite Bait
Designed for both internal and external use, the Sentricon II termite bait contains a highly palatable and flexible cellulose based food substrate impregnated with an active ingredient called Hexaflumuron.
Hexaflumuron, a chitin synthesis inhibitor, inhibits the termites' ability to produce chitin (skin substance). As worker termites feed on the bait material, they transfer the Hexaflumuron throughout the entire colony via a process known as "trophallaxis". Termites shed their skin (moult) a number of times throughout their lives as they grow or as their skin is damaged. When the next moult, the exposure to Hexaflumuron renders them unable to produce chitin. Consequently they die, leading to the delineation of the entire colony.
The size of the colony influences the amount of bait required and the time it takes to eliminate the colony, i.e. older colonies have a greater number if embers hence takes longer to eliminate. Trial work conducted in Australia in 2003 has shown the average termite colony was eliminated within 6 months of baiting, using 357 grams of Sentricon II termite bait. It was found that feeding on the bait generally ceased 2 months prior to elimination being claimed.
By measuring the quantity of Sentricon II termite bait consumed and noting visual changes to the termites, the Pest Control Professionals can determine, with confidence, when colony elimination has been achieved.
Termite Detection and Management
Only Sentricon In-Ground stations with Sentricon IG Termite Bait provide effective management and control of termites before they make a meal of your home.
The Sentricon In-Ground Station has been scientifically proven as an effective means of providing the home-owner and Pest Control Professional with a window intro the world of a termite colony. Easily installed in strategic positions around the perimeter of your home or building, Sentricon In-Ground Stations give the opportunity to monitor for and detect termite activity before they cause extensive damage to the home or building. The In-Ground stations should be inspected every 2-3 months, with replacement of the Sentricon Monitoring Device every 6 months.
Once termites are detected in the In-Ground Station, they can be baited using Sentricon IG Termite Bait. Sentricon IG Termite Bait has the bait material encased in a tube designed for use in the Sentricon In-Ground Station. Should only once In-Ground station be encountered by a termite colony, this one baited station is enough to achieve colony elimination. Remember all tunnels lead back to the nest where all members of the colony eventually come in contact with each other. With Sentricon II, termites are their own worst enemy.
Why Choose Sentricon II to Defend the Value of Your Home, Your Biggest Asset?
Sentricon II Really is Advanced Termite Control