Sentricon Always Active - FAQ's

Sentricon Always Active - FAQ's

Kill the queen!!
That is the end game goal of Sentricon® Always Active… Because without her, the colony will not survive.

See one of our lead installers Jordan Hawkins share more in our video gallery or on our YouTube Channel.


Does Sentricon® attract termites?
No. Termites find Sentricon® stations through their natural search for additional food sources. Inside the stations is a lethal food source the termites feed on and take back to the colony to share with their nest mates. Termites die off but are not able to identify the cause. This leads ultimately to the death of the colony and the queen.



How long does Sentricon® take to start working?
Sentricon® starts working as soon as it is installed. If active termite feeding is visible, your Certified Sentricon® Specialist also may opt to install specialized above-ground stations to initiate immediate feeding.



How often are the bait stations on my property checked and managed?
Depending upon the components used, label directions allow your Certified Sentricon® Specialist to perform service as often as once per quarter to once per year. This gives him or her the option to select a service schedule that best suits the needs of your property and your preference.



Does Sentricon® require any other products to be totally effective? ?  No. Sentricon® is a stand-alone technology that is fully effective.



What makes Sentricon® my best option?
Alternative liquid treatments are antiquated efforts to keep termites away and can be very disruptive to your property and lifestyle. But Sentricon® is an entire system that represents the very latest in termite science. It is an award-winning technology that takes advantage of natural termite behavior, using the termites themselves to destroy their entire colony and kill the queen.



Can bait stations be installed indoors?
The Recruit® AG bait station is designed for above-ground use under specific circumstances.



Is it okay for my kids and pets to play near the bait stations? Yes. The active ingredient used in Sentricon®, noviflumuron, is designed to disrupt the molting process that occurs only in insects and closely related organisms. It also is encased in a protective station in the ground.



What will happen to my pets if they come in contact with the bait stations?
The quantity of active ingredient in each bait station is so small that a dog would need to ingest approximately 200 of the bait station inserts—which is impossible—before becoming sick.



Is it okay to plant a vegetable and herb garden near the bait stations?
Yes. The active ingredient in Sentricon® is not systemic and will not be taken up by the plants, and the potential for leaching is extremely low



These questions and answers to more can be obtained by calling Thompson Brothers directly, emailing us through our website.



Information can be found directly on Sentricon® Website. 


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