11 Termite Facts Every Homeowner Should Know

The more you know about termites, the better you can protect your home from the damage they cause. Arm yourself with the facts every homeowner should know about termites.

5 Considerations When Buying a Home With Termite Damage

Termite damage doesn’t have to be a deal breaker when buying a new home. Find out the right questions to ask so you can make the best possible decision for you and your family.

What the Sentricon® system means for PMPs

Pest management professionals (PMPs) looking for a new tool in their toolbox need look no further: the Sentricon® system is THE standalone solution for every termite situation, ensuring total colony elimination and homeowner satisfaction every time. 

Cold Weather Can’t Even Stop Termites

Subterranean termites love warm weather, but their workaholic nature — feeding 24/7 — means they aren’t about to take the winter off. So, what makes termites uniquely adapted to continue feeding on your home throughout the winter, costing thousands in potential home repairs come spring?

Protect Your Home By Knowing These 6 Termite Signs

Termites cost homeowners upward of $5 billion annually. Spot six conducive conditions that might exist in your home right now.

Homeowners: THIS Is The One Threat You Don’t Know About

Are you familiar with the saying “better the devil you know, than the devil you don’t”? Well, it’s more applicable to the homebuying process than you may think.

25 Years of Protecting, Innovating and Growing

Twenty-five years. That’s how long the Sentricon® system has proudly grown, protected and innovated alongside an industry of dedicated Certified Sentricon Specialists® and pest management professionals (PMPs) worldwide.

DIY vs. Professional Termite Treatment

Do-it-yourself can be great for many projects like sanding the deck, painting the walls, building a table and many more. But there’s one thing that DIY is no match for: termites.

What do I do if my Dream Home has Termites?

Termites and other wood-destroying pests can silently destroy a home, causing costly damage that is rarely covered by homeowners insurance.

Three Tips to Keep Pests Out as Temperatures Drop

While we all know what’s coming, many of us are in denial. With fall in full swing, colder weather also is on the horizon.

Termites 101: The Termite Colony

Not all termites are created equal. Termites are social insects whose colonies are divided into castes. Each caste has specific duties that work together to ensure the colony survives and grows.

5 Things to Know About Termites After a Flood

You know how the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers. But what if Mother Nature goes overboard and dumps a flood on you? It’s important to know that termites can survive flooding and sometimes come back stronger.

Food, Shelter, Moisture — The 3 Necessities for Termites to Thrive

Termites are a resilient species. As with any living being, there are key factors which allow them to thrive. Humans need food, water and shelter. Termites need food, moisture and shelter. Basically, we’re very much alike.

It’s Never too Early to Consider Pest Control

It is an exciting and stressful time when you choose to build your new home. The U.S. Census Bureau recorded nearly 1.4 million residential building permits approvals in January 2018 alone.

Why The Sentricon® system is Good for Historic Sites

The Sentricon® System has been used all around the country at some of our nation’s most important historical sites. When it comes to preserving the past and ensuring that the future of these historic sites is secure from pests, Sentricon is the go-to for termite prevention.

Protect Your Home During Termite Awareness Week

Termites are discovered in more than 5 million homes on average each year in the United States. Don’t become their next victim. Termite Awareness Week, held March 12 to 18, helps bring attention to the extensive damage done by termites. As spring approaches, this is the perfect time to learn more about termites and the steps you can take to prevent termite infestations.

Is Termite Damage Covered by Homeowners Insurance?

Damage caused by termites can be expensive and time-consuming, so it’s best to keep them out by proactively protecting your home from these tiny invaders. It’s also a good idea to get annual inspections from a pest management professional. Standard homeowners insurance policies rarely cover termite damage. That’s because termite and other pest damage is considered a home maintenance problem — something you can and should have prevented.

What is Termite Awareness Week?

The goal of Termite Awareness Week, held March 11 to 17, 2018, is to spread consumer awareness about the extensive damage done by termites.

The Sentricon® system protects and preserves national treasures

Historic landmarks across the United States have declared their independence from termites with the Sentricon® system.  You can, too.

6 places termites might be lurking in your backyard

Nothing says “summer” quite like fun afternoons and warm nights spent in your backyard. If you’re not careful though, you may be making one of these six common mistakes that invite termites into your yard and home.

Buying a new home? Don’t forget to check for termites

When touring new homes, prospective buyers tend to focus on the cosmetic updates they can make if they purchase the house, like landscaping, lighting fixtures, wallpaper, paint and more. What you should be concerned about are the things that you might not be seeing on the surface.

Organization Tips to Keep Home Pest-Free

Are you looking to get organized for the new year, but not quite sure where to begin? Pests may not be top of mind, but this is a great time to get your home organized and clean and make sure you’re not making it appealing for pests.

Termites, ahoy! Recruit® AG keeps home afloat in Maryland

Think termites will only infest homes and other structures that encounter the ground? Think again. Every home is at risk — even those sitting on the water. Learn how one houseboat owner handled a severe termite infestation.

10 Tips to Pest-proof Your Home for Fall

As the leaves begin to change color, it’s time to be proactive about preventing pests from coming indoors. They like to get out of the cold, too!

Sentricon Protects Jackson Square in New Orleans

Many tourists come to New Orleans’ French Quarter for the cuisine. So do termites — although with vastly different tastes.

How the Sentricon® System Works

Sentricon is scientifically designed to eliminate the entire subterranean termite colony — including its queen. Never had termites? Keep it that way. Sentricon can be installed to both eliminate and prevent termite infestations.

How to Keep Termites and Other Pests Out of Your Home for the Holidays

Once the cold snap and snow arrive, you may think that your chances for termite problems are over. That’s not the case. It’s important to understand that termites are foraging for food sources (aka your warm home) around the clock right underneath you.

Am I still protected from termites after a flood?

As recovery is underway following devastating hurricane winds and flooding, homeowners may have questions about their termite protection.

5 Things to Do After Moving Into a New House

Moving just yourself or moving your entire family? Either way, moving into a new home is sure to be hectic! Because lists may be the only thing that can help you keep your sanity and stay organized, here are a few things to keep in mind before you start unloading any boxes into your new place.

Termite-proof landscaping tips

Hello, summer! With the temperatures rising, you probably have BBQs, bonfires and outdoor entertaining on your mind. Just because you can’t see termites doesn’t mean they’re not there.

How do I treat for termites?

Once you become a homeowner, you find yourself doing things you’ve never done before. You might fix a leaky faucet, paint your living room or take on some landscaping. If it turns out less than perfect, what’s the worst that could happen?

Spring-clean to Avoid Pests

Spring-cleaning is a great time to work on preventing pest infestations. If you don’t get ahead of it now, you may be paying for it later.

3 reasons why summer is a good time to install the Sentricon® system

Perhaps termite swarming season has come and gone where you live. So should you still worry about termites? Absolutely. Termites can cause damage any time of year. Here are three reasons why summer is a good time to be on the lookout for these pesky pests:

Sentricon® is the environmentally responsible termite treatment

By choosing to protect your home from termites with the Sentricon® System, you’re also helping the environment. Sentricon eliminates the entire termite colony — and it can do so with just a few grams of active ingredient. Good news for you. Bad news for termites.

Spring Prep to Prevent Termite Infestations

Unless you live in Alaska, your house is not safe from termite damage. The National Pest Management Association estimates termite damage costs U.S. homeowners $5 billion each year. Now’s the time to protect yourself against termite infestations.

The Sentricon® System Deader Than Dead Tour hits the road

The Sentricon® System Deader Than Dead Tour — a five-week spin across 12 states to get the word out that homeowners don’t have to live with the threat of termites or the billions of dollars of damage they cause each year.

What you need to know about termite swarm season

Stay ahead of the swarm. Learn why termites swarm in the spring, and who is at risk.

Tips for Packing up Holiday Decor

The new year is here, and it’s time to take down holiday decorations and put them away. It’s helpful to have a plan to make them easier to unpack when the holidays roll around again. Holiday decor is a sneaky place for pests to hide out, so here are five tips to stay organized while keeping pests away throughout the year.

Get the whole picture by scheduling a home inspection

Think all termite damage is visible? Think again. A homeowner discovered swarming termites in their home, but couldn’t identify where they swarmed from.

Spring-clean Your Yard to Prevent Termites

Spring-cleaning is a fun time to get outside and make your yard more enjoyable for upcoming cookouts, campfires and summer get-togethers. But before you roll up your sleeves and put on some gardening gloves, here are some tips on how to make your place less enjoyable for termites.

Are termites a year-round risk?

If you think colder weather means your home is safe from termites, think again. Termites are a constant threat. 

Debunking myths about termites and concrete foundations

It’s a common question – “Do I need termite protection if my home is on a concrete slab?” With slab foundations, it’s important to keep 2 to 3 inches of that foundation exposed, because a termite will trail up from the ground. To make sure your home is protected, contact a professional today.

Can you get rid of termites with a DIY treatment?

Do-it-yourself termite treatments even have warnings on their labels signifying that they are not meant to be standalone treatments. With smaller problems like ants or spiders, DIY is more feasible. But with termites, the preservation of your home is not worth the risk.  Call a professional.

Do DIY termite treatments eliminate the entire colony?

Homeowners often make mistakes when it comes to over-the-counter termite treatment products. Many times, if a homeowner experiences a swarm of termites, they just treat that area and think the problem is solved. What they fail to realize is that the problem (the termite colony) is much bigger underneath the surface. When you just treat the area visibly affected by termites, you’re treating a symptom only and not the problem. It’s the whole colony that’s the problem.

DIY termite treatments negatively impact professional termite treatments

Stop and put down the bug spray! Do-it-yourself treatments make it more difficult for termite professionals to go in and install a solution down the road as the area has been contaminated. Leave termite control to the professionals from the start.

Do I need termite protection if my home is on a concrete slab?

Home owners often assume that if their home sits on a concrete slab, they don’t need to worry about termites. While termites may not be able to eat through concrete, they can still find ways into your home. It takes only a crack (the thickness of your credit card) in your concrete foundation for termites to enter.

5 Ways to Pest-Proof Your Home for Fall

As summer begins to fade, a new season brings different pest challenges. Now is the perfect time to prevent pests from coming indoors with another round of pest-proofing. Use these five tips to keep pests out.

Termite control is a job for the professionals

While Google may tell you that do-it-yourself (DIY) treatments are a quick-fix, termite treatments should be left up to the professionals.

Leave it to the professionals: why DIY solutions are no match for termites

Termites may be small, but they have the power to eat you out of house and home. While DIY termite treatments may seem like a quick fix, termite treatment is not something homeowners should handle themselves. A common mistake homeowners make is thinking that it’s a minor problem they can handle on their own. In reality, termites are much more complicated than a minor pest control problem and require a professional.

What’s the difference between flying termites and ants ?

House pests are no fun — especially swarming termites. Stay ahead of the swarm this year by knowing the difference between flying termites and flying ants. One is simply a nuisance, and the other is going to cost you.

The termite colony elimination solution professionals trust

The Sentricon® system is the environmentally responsible way to prevent and eliminate termites. Hear why this pest management professional thinks Sentricon is the “greatest thing since sliced bread.”

Is it possible to detect termites before they cause damage?

Don’t leave your home as a monitor for wood-hungry termites. Termite colonies are foraging for food 24/7.

Can you protect your home from existing and future termite colonies?

The Sentricon® system with Always Active technology begins the termite colony elimination process on Day 1.The termite bait is placed in all stations around your home, making it immediately available to termites. 

Termite colony elimination with the Sentricon® system

This pest management professional prefers the Sentricon® system because of once-a-year monitoring with Recruit® HD termite bait. And in lab tests when given the choice, termites preferred the bait nearly 10 times more than wood.

Termite baiting systems are a less invasive solution

A home is one of the biggest investment most people make in their lifetime. The Sentricon® system: the termite treatment that provides long-term protection and doesn’t require structural drilling.

The Deader Than Dead Tour is back on the road

The termite threat doesn’t stop, and neither does the Sentricon® System Deader Than Dead Tour. The hearse is back and ready to roll. Take a look for where we’re stopping this year.

5 places you’re harboring termites in your yard

House pests are no fun — especially swarming termites. Stay ahead of the swarm this year by knowing the difference between flying termites and flying ants. One is simply a nuisance, and the other is going to cost you.

Are termites covered by homeowners insurance?

Does your homeowners insurance policy cover termite damage? Chances are, it doesn’t. Here’s what you need to know about termite damage and homeowners insurance to keep your home protected.

Liquid or Bait? What’s Best for Me?

You want to protect your home from termites, but first you need to answer the important question: bait or liquid?

The Sentricon System Is Ready To Take On The "Super Termites" Of Southern Florida!

South Florida is one of only three places in the world where you can find both Formosan and Asian termites—considered to be the two most destructive termite species. It was previously observed that the swarming season of Asian termites occurs before Formosan termites, preventing interaction.