Liquid Chemical Treatments
Liquid chemical treatments saturate the soil to try to create a treated zone around the house. In a conventional treatment, even with the newest nonrepellent termiticides, a trench is dug around the foundation of the home and holes are drilled every 12 inches through the floor or foundation. Then, hundreds of gallons of diluted chemical solution are injected into the soil around and under the structure. Unfortunately, liquid chemical treatments tend to break down over time, and termites often find untreated gaps to tunnel through. Special precautions must be taken when using a liquid chemical treatment on properties with wells or cisterns, subslab heating ducts or other vulnerable features.
The Sentricon Termite Baiting System
The Sentricon System, the first and most successful termite baiting system, has been proven to eliminate termite colonies by independent research at 30 universities, reported in 45 published scientific articles, and by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It uses only a few grams of active ingredient in a cellulose matrix that termites love to eat. This RecruitTM termite bait is placed strategically in in-ground Sentricon stations in areas where termites are or may be active. Termites feed on the Recruit termite bait and share it with nestmates until the colony dies. The Sentricon System requires no drilling in floors or foundations, no digging or trenching and no gallons of chemical solution injected in the soil.
Other baits also use in-ground stations filled with a mix of cellulose and an ingredient toxic to termites. With some, the ingredient makes termites get sick or die near the bait station, so other termites avoid the bait and the colony dodges destruction. Many baits are not effective enough to do the job on their own and require a companion liquid chemical treatment.
Some companies treat termites with only liquid treatments while some offer treatment only with baits. Some companies will sell you whatever you ask for. Dr. Jack's offers termite treatments only with Sentricon because only Sentricon gives us the results we are looking for. Call today for a free estimate for Sentricon with Dr. Jack's and find out what thousands of other Central Florida homeowners already know. Dr. Jack's and Dow AgroSciences keep termites out of your home.