Residential Pest Control
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 is also the active ingredient in the soon to be available Sentricon IG Termiticide Rod, a high density, highly durable and highly desirable cellulose rod for use as a perimeter protection against termites.
Hexaflumuron, a chitin synthesis inhibitor, inhibits the termites’ ability to produce chitin (skin substance). As worker termites feed on the active ingredient, 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 they next moult, the exposure to hexaflumuron renders them unable to produce chitin. Consequently they die, leading to the elimination of the entire colony.
Easy to live with
With small Sentricon Stations placed discreetly around the home, the Sentricon system is less of an aggravation than traditional liquid chemical treatments:
No drilling in floors and foundations
No digging or trenching
No chemical solution injected in the ground under and around a home
No tank trucks of chemical solution
No scheduling hassles
The Sentricon system was developed with a green mentality. In contrast to liquid chemical treatments, which use hundreds of litres of chemical solution, the Sentricon system uses only a few grams of active ingredient when and where needed to wipe out the colony. Sentricon AG can be placed where active termites are found and when colony elimination is achieved, they are removed. Sentricon IG Termiticide Rods may be used in both a curative and preventative situation. With highly durable Sentricon IG Termiticide Rods, a continous barrier against termites may be in place for years.
With its extensive termite and entomology expertise, Dow AgroSciences proudly offers the most advanced pest management technology. Dow AgroSciences is a global leader in pest management solutions.
So rest easy. When you notice a Sentricon station under a bush or next to the deck, or when you see your professional pest manager monitoring for termite activity, you know termite concerns are a thing of the past. With continued service, the Sentricon system will stay on guard to protect the value of your home.
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