Termite Colony Elimination System


What is the Sentricon System?
Why the Sentricon System?
What makes it Environmentally Responsible?

What is the Sentricon System

The Only Termite Protection Your House Will Ever Need™

The Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System® with Always Active™ technology establishes a new standard for protecting property from subterranean termites. It’s an innovative baiting system that acts like a security system, providing continuous defense. After eliminating attacking colonies, the Sentricon system guards structures by monitoring for future invasions. As a long-term solution that’s easy on the environment, the Sentricon System is the only subterranean termite protection your house will ever need.

Property Protection with Always Active™

Recruit® HD termite bait is a highly durable bait that is placed in all stations around a structure. Since Recruit HD termite bait is available as soon as termites enter a station, it can be consumed and shared by termites immediately, starting the colony elimination process without delay. When service is maintained, Recruit HD termite bait remains in all stations all the time, and is continuously available to achieve colony elimination and protect against future infestations. To protect their homes from subterranean termites, homeowners have made the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System the No. 1 brand!

The Active Ingredient, Noveflumuron


¬†Subterranean termites are social insects, so all individuals within the colony depend on one another for survival. The Sentricon System targets the entire termite colony, including the termite queen, who can produce more that a million termites over her life span. This system uses a unique active ingredient called Noviflumuron. Noviflumuron affects termites by stopping the molting process, required by termites to grow. It is spread throughout the colony’s foraging population, before termites can notice its effects on their nest mates. The Sentricon System will be the only protection from termites that your home will ever need, with the proven power to wipe out future house-hungry termite generations.

Proven Success

Extensive field tests have been completed on infested structures by the United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service (USDA-FS) and by researchers at major universities. More than 30 scientific papers have been published on the Sentricon System and its components. The conclusion of this research is that the Sentricon System has successfully eliminated colonies of all economically important subterranean termite species in the continental United States and Hawaii in a wide variety of environments. With the Sentricon System, you can stop the destruction, or prevent it from ever happening.

Why the Sentricon System?

Property Protection Through Colony Elimination

One of the main differences between the Sentricon ®Termite Colony Elimination System and a basic termite control is that basic termite control uses a chemical termiticide barrier. Sentricon eliminates the colony, which removes the threat of structural damage.

The Sentricon System is the only termite bait that has published, peer-reviewed research documenting colony elimination.

Dow AgroSciences, the manufacturer of the Sentricon System, in cooperation with researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service (USDA-FS) and 15 state universities, conducted an unprecedented number of termite research field trials nationwide.

The Sentricon System has been documented to eliminate all economically important subterranean termite species utilizing the biology and behavior of termites to affect their demise.

The Sentricon System has also eliminated subterranean termite colonies in homes like yours nationwide and is protecting hundreds of thousands of residential and commercial properties.

No Drilling


Compared to basic liquid termiticide treatments, the Sentricon System is non-intrusive. With the Sentricon System, there is no drilling in floors or foundations required, and it results in fewer disturbances to landscaping than the basic liquid termiticide treatments.

Your pest management professional can install and monitor the Sentricon System without ever entering your home.

Environmentally Responsible


The Sentricon System is environmentally responsible because its termite bait is used only when and where termites are present.

The Sentricon System uses just a few grams of active ingredient to eliminate the colony, and the bait is removed after colony elimination. With basic liquid treatments however, hundreds of gallons of diluted chemical may be necessary to treat around and underneath a home.

Stations are inconspicuous and secured with a locking cap designed to prevent entry by children or pets.

The Sentricon System was the first product registered under the Environmental Protection Agency's Reduced Risk Initiative, and is the first termite treatment that has earned the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.

What makes it Environmentally Responsible?

Dow AgroSciences, the manufacturers of the Sentricon System, received one of the U.S. government's top environmental honors, the 2000 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded honors to the Sentricon ®Termite Colony Elimination System, the technology that eliminates termite colonies using a very small amount of termite bait only when and where termites are present.

Sentricon award winner

This prestigious award, presented by the EPA on behalf of the president, recognizes technical innovation that incorporates the principles of "green" chemistry into chemical design, manufacture and use. The Sentricon System was the first and is the only termite control product to receive the highly-respected award.

And here's another first: The Sentricon System was the first product approved under the EPA's Reduced Risk Pesticide Initiative. Today, more than 750,000 structures across the country are protected using this revolutionary technology. It is currently protecting historical structures such as the Statue of Liberty, the White House and Independence Hall!

Use of this technology is expanding globally, protecting structures in Australia, France, Spain and Japan. The Sentricon System has successfully eliminated termites from a 10-acre area of Bourges, France, and is protecting the Senate building in Rome, as well as avenues of trees lining the streets of Paris.

"The impact of the Sentricon System on the termite control industry has been significant," says Reid Sprenkel, general manager, Professional Pest Management at Dow AgroSciences LLC. "Receiving the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award further illustrates Dow AgroSciences' commitment to the development of innovative and environmentally responsible pest management.