The Only Termite Protection Your House Will Ever Need™

The Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System establishes a new standard for protecting property from subterranean termites. It’s an innovative baiting system that acts like a security system, providing continuous defense. (Click for details on the Sentricon® process.) After eliminating attacking colonies, the Sentricon System guards structures by monitoring for future invasions. As a long-term solution that’s easy on the environment�, the Sentricon System is the only subterranean termite protection your house will ever need. Hassman Termite & Pest Control has been protecting homes for over forty years.

Property Protection: A Three-step Process

The Sentricon System provides property protection through a three-step process: detection of termites, elimination of termite colonies and preventive protection against reinfestation by regular monitoring for new termite activity. A highly trained and specially authorized pest management professional called an Authorized Operator installs inconspicuous Sentricon stations in the soil around the perimeter of your structure. Wood-based monitoring devices are included in the station at the time of installation, and these devices are routinely examined by your Authorized Operator for signs of termite infestation. When the monitoring devices show significant termite activity, they are replaced with a Baitube™ device containing Recruit™ IV termite bait.

The Active Ingredient, Novaflumuron

Subterranean termites are social insects, so all individuals within the colony depend on one another for survival. The Sentricon System targets a colony by using a unique active ingredient, novaflumuron, in Recruit IV termite bait that is spread throughout the colony’s foraging population before termites can notice its effects on their nestmates. The Sentricon System delivers the active ingredient by taking advantage of the foraging and feeding behavior of subterranean termite workers that are responsible for sustaining the colony. Novaflumuron affects termites by stopping the molting process required by termites to grow. As the worker termites die off, the termite colony declines to the point where it can no longer sustain itself, ultimately leading to its collapse and elimination.

Proven Success

Extensive field tests have been completed on infested structures by the United States Department of Agriculture � Forest Service (USDA-FS) and by researchers at major universities. More than 30 scientific papers have been published on the Sentricon System and its components. The conclusion of this research is that the Sentricon System has successfully eliminated colonies of all economically important subterranean termite species in the continental United States and Hawaii in a wide variety of environments. With the Sentricon System, you can stop the destruction, or prevent it from ever happening.

“Green” Termite Control

Dow AgroSciences received one of the U.S. government’s top environmental honors, the 2000 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded honors to the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System, a technology that eliminates subterranean termite colonies using a very small amount of termite bait only when and where termites are present.

This prestigious award, presented by the EPA on behalf of the president, recognizes technical innovation that incorporates the principles of “green” chemistry into chemical design, manufacture and use.

Dow AgroSciences commercially launched the Sentricon System in the United States in 1995. Today, more than 750,000 structures across the country are being safeguarded from termites using this revolutionary technology.

Use of this technology is expanding globally. It is currently being used in the United States, where it is protecting structures like the Statue of Liberty, the White House and Independence Hall, as well as in Australia, France, Spain and Japan. The Sentricon System has successfully eliminated termites from a 10-acre area of Bourges, France, and is protecting the Senate building in Rome, as well as avenues of trees lining the streets of Paris.

“The impact of the Sentricon System on the termite control industry has been significant,” says Reid Sprenkel, general manager, Professional Pest Management at Dow AgroSciences LLC. “Receiving the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award further illustrates Dow AgroSciences’ commitment to the development of innovative and environmentally responsible pest management technologies.”

Your Home or Business

Your Home or Business The Sentricon® System could be protecting your home or business. Come join the over 2,000 current customers on our program. . More...

The Statue of Liberty

Since 1996, the Sentricon System never sleeps while protecting "Lady Liberty" for history. More...

Mt. Vernon Estate & Gardens

The Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System is protecting over 50 buildings on the estate. More...

Graceland Mansion

One of the most visited homes in the United States, and the former home of the 'King' is being protected. More...

Independence Hall

One month after being installed for termite prevention, the system recorded it's first activity. More...

The White House

Installed in April 1998, the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System is permanently protecting the structure. More...

Sentricon® in Action

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    Stations are placed around your home, and with our Always Active™ technology, the Recruit HD termite bait is available to begin working immediately. The stations are placed in the ground with only a service cover visible, and require a special key to open.

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    Termites prefer the termite bait used in Sentricon nearly 10 times more than wood. The active ingredient, noviflumuron, gets shared within the colony and prevents termites from maturing through molting.

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    When termites can’t molt to grow, they die. When the colony dies, the queen dies. The termite queen may be vicious, but Sentricon is relentless.

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    Your home gains continuous protection year after year with ongoing service from a Certified Sentricon Specialist and by simply keeping Sentricon stations in place. That’s real peace of mind.