The Statue of Liberty

The inscription on the Statue of Liberty states, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.” It says nothing about subterranean termites. Prior to 1996, termites in the Statue of Liberty Monument had been a concern for National Park Service officials. In fact, termites were so troublesome at one time, the museum area of the monument in New York Harbor was temporarily closed to visitors.

Thanks to the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System, termites stopped swarming and were eliminated from one of the world’s most recognized and revered structures.

The most severe infestations were at the base of the monument that houses the museum and utility rooms. Sentricon stations were installed in the ground around the base of the statue and Recruit™ AG stations were placed around the wooden display cases. Once termites infested the stations, termite bait was introduced to eliminate the termite colony. Rest assured� the Sentricon System never sleeps while protecting “Lady Liberty” for history.