Mt. Vernon Estate & Gardens

Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Estate and Gardens, is a vital part of U.S. history, but unfortunately, even national treasures are susceptible to destructive termites. Subterranean termites are a year-round problem throughout most of the United States, and the Washington D.C. area is no exception with one out of every 27 homes having a termite problem.

“The termite problem at Mount Vernon is non-threatening right now, but in the past there has been plenty of evidence of termites. That’s why we are taking many safeguards to make sure termites do not infest the property in the future,” says Dennis Pogue, director of preservation at Mount Vernon.

Pogue and the estate’s caretakers moved to find a proactive system that would monitor termite activity before they were able to cause damage to the historical building. They chose the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System.

“One of the real benefits of the Sentricon System is that it’s non-intrusive because the monitoring stations are placed outside the building in the ground,” Pogue explained. “The buildings do not have to be disturbed by drilling through the foundation or digging up around the perimeter so that hundreds of gallons of diluted termiticide can be applied.”

Americans can be assured that one of their national treasures�Mount Vernon�is now effectively protected from invading termites.