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.
So why exactly is Sentricon so effective with these historic sites? It’s simple, really. Sentricon bait stations are placed in-ground around each site and remain barely visible to visitors. They aren’t invasive and don’t require any major repairing or structural changes. Plus, once in place, they’re easy to maintain and remain effective for years. Bait replacement is simple and painless. All of this combined ensures constant protection from termites, one of the most important aspects for preserving these historic sites.
The Sentricon® system has been protecting the White House since February of 1998 when termites were discovered in the West Wing. The colony was eliminated, and Sentricon remains in place today to keep termites out of “The Nation’s House."
First detected in 1994, the termite infestation escalated until 1996 when Sentricon was installed. In 1997, for the first time in three years, the Statue of Liberty did not experience termite swarmers in the spring, and has since remained termite-free.
Heavy termite activity was discovered on the east end of the island in October, 2004. Sentricon stations were baited with Recruit® termite bait to begin the colony elimination process. No termite activity has been discovered since, and Sentricon remains in place to protect against any new activity.
Sentricon was installed as a preventive measure in April, 1999. One month later, termites were discovered during the first monitoring inspection. Four months later, termite activity ceased, indicating the entire colony was eliminated.
In the 1990’s, Formosan termites completely destroyed the Palace Coronation Pavilion, and it had to be rebuilt. In the late 1990’s, Sentricon above-ground stations were installed inside the two palace towers and in-ground Sentricon stations were installed around the perimeter of the structure. All invading colonies were eliminated.
Sentricon is ideal for the French Quarter where historic buildings are close together and natural conditions make soil insecticide treatments difficult to impossible. Buildings in this area are being protected by Sentricon as are a number of individual historic structures throughout the city.