Waco termite control for homeowners and business owners is especially important throughout Central Texas as termites thrive best in warm, moist climates and conditions. According to The US Department of Agriculture, five million homes and businesses are attacked by termites every year! Costing property owners an average of $5 BILLION dollars per year.
For reference, the average cost of termite damage in most cases is between $3,500 to $10,000 and is not typically covered by insurance. The Sentricon System is scientifically designed and proven to provide year-round termite protection and is a more effective and environmentally-friendly option compared to traditional liquid termite treatments.
GGA Pest Management has provided Waco termite control throughout Waco and surrounding cities for thousands of residential and commercial properties.
20 years ago, we decided to take a more proactive and environmentally friendly approach and began providing our clients with The Sentricon Baiting System.
By switching to Sentricon, we have become more environmentally responsible by reducing an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 gallons of liquid termiticides.
Our pest inspections, including termite inspections, will always remain free for our current customers as well as new customers. After the inspection in completed, one of our trained technicians will go over their evaluation and report any of the termite or pest activity with you.
Most liquids on the market today will control termites for an average of 4 to 5 years before new applications are needed. Most of these are either contact or repellent termiticides. In other words, termites are killed when it touched by the chemical.
However, none of the liquid termiticides have been proven through independent research to kill the entire termite colony. The termites still remain around your home to attack again when the liquid termiticide barrier is broken.
If there is a break in the barrier placed around the property of just 1/32 of an inch, termites can re-enter your home. This frequently occurs in occurrences such as soil movement during wet and dry conditions, gardening near your foundation, etc. In many instances, you will not know if termites are attacking your home again until the damage is physically seen.
With the Sentricon System, our pest professionals will install bait-filled stations every 10 to 12 feet in the soil around your home. Each station contains 150 grams of synthetic bait material which has been proven by 60+ research studies to completely eliminate the termite colony. Sixty grams is all it takes to eliminate an average colony of termites.
With bait, termites will not have the chance to wait around for the barrier to be broken down – they will be dead! This effective method will give you peace of mind knowing that your property is being protected from termites at all times.
Yes. The Sentricon System is labeled as a pre-treatment as well as a post treatment application. New homes in the past and present have been treated with 100's of gallons of termiticide to the soil before the foundation is poured. Because of the cost of chemical, most homes are treated with one of the termiticides that will, according to research, last 4 to 5 years. The average home in this area is attacked when the house is 8 to 10 years old. However, we have seen houses that were 1 year old attacked by termites. Even if the house isn't attacked until it is 8 years old, there is a good chance the materials applied have biodegraded and will not prevent termites from entering the house.
In many cases, the soil is treated under the slab but the exterior perimeter is not. When final grade is made by contractors, many times soil is pushed up over the foundation perimeter and siding. This can also occur when landscaping is added. You then cannot see if termites are entering from the exterior.
The stations are placed in the ground with only a minimal service cover visible and require a special key to open. The active ingredient used in the bait is noviflumuron which is designed specifically to disrupt the molting process of the termite, other insects and closely related organisms, not people or pets.
It is best to continue the program, just like you should with a liquid treatment. Research has shown that it is common to have 2+ termite colonies around a house. Plus, each year termite swarms from neighboring areas can re-introduce new colonies around you home.
We continually train our termite specialists in the use of Sentricon as well as other pest control techniques. Many of our termite specialists have been trained and tested to open their own businesses if they desired to. We believe that we want the best trained individuals working for us. Representatives from Dow AgroSciences, the developer of Sentricon, are brought in to train our termite specialists in the classroom and in the field frequently. Our owner, Dr. Fred Huffman, has a PhD in entomology and believes in having the best of the best. GGA also guarantees your satisfaction or your money back. You can have peace of mind that GGA will treat you in a professional manner.