Dr. Jack's and Dow AgroSciences
Sentricon System® with Always Active™Technology
The Sentricon System was introduced in 1995 as the first termite baiting system, and as an alternative to liquid soil treatments. Unlike liquid treatments, Sentricon is designed to eliminate entire termite colonies, even those of the Formosan subterranean termite, or super termites. While the effects of liquid treatments diminish over time, Sentricon’s effectiveness improves over time. In addition to being the most effective treatment for subterranean termites, Sentricon is also environmentally friendly.
The conventional Sentricon system requires quarterly inspections of the bait stations. These stations are pre-baited with wood-only monitoring devices. Once termites are found feeding on these devices, they are replaced with the actual bait matrix, which when fed on will kill the termites.
DowAgroSciences has always worked diligently to enhance the effectiveness of the Sentricon System. For example, introducing improved active ingredients of the bait matrix for faster termite elimination, and improvements in the wood monitoring devices, has enabled Sentricon to remain as the industry leader.
New Bait Eliminates
the need for Quarterly Inspections
New Recruit®HD bait (top) and bait (center and bottom) after 8 months of feeding
When comparing all the many Sentricon enhancements, the one with the potential to have the greatest positive impact became available in November, 2010. Previously, DowAgroSciences was challenged to develop an effective termite bait that could be installed in the soil and last for long periods of time. The new Sentricon bait called Always Active (or Recruit HD) replaces the wood only monitoring devices.
Recruit HD® is very stable in the soil (lasting 5 years or longer). Test results show that termites actually prefer feeding on it over the wood monitoring devices. Termites feeding on homes have actually left the structure when they find Recruit HD outside the home. Service frequency changes from quarterly to annual visits in order to inspect the stations and replace consumed bait.
The active ingredient in the Sentricon System was the first product of any kind to be registered by the EPA under the strict requirements of the Reduced Risk Pesticide Initiative. This distinction is based on its low impact on human health, low toxicity to non-targeted organisms (birds, fish and plants) and low potential for groundwater contamination.
The Sentricon System is the only termite control product ever to earn the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, a top federal environmental honor. The award recognizes technical innovation incorporating environmentally responsible chemistry into its design, manufacture and use.
THE BOTTOM LINE: PROTECT YOUR HOME, OR PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT? THE SENTRICON SYSTEM DOES BOTH!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. You can also watch an informative Sentricon Always Active video here http://youtu.be/JJX-nJRqq5s