Sentricon Termite Baiting System
In Massachusetts, the Sentricon Termite System, targets Eastern Subterranean Termites (Reticulitermes flavipes), that account for the majority of termite activity and damage here in the Northeast. When left untreated, these termites often cause significant damage to homes and other structures made of wood.
Subterranean termites live underground and build tunnels, also referred to as “mud tubes”, to reach food sources. Like other termite species, they naturally feed on fallen trees, stumps, and other materials containing cellulose.
What are some early warning signs of termite activity?
Do to the underground habits of Subterranean Termites, they often go undetected by home owners and property managers for a long time until heavy activity or termite damage becomes visible.
The number one indicator of active termites is the presence of termite swarmers. Often mistaken by homeowners for “Flying Ants” Termite Swarmers every spring to help grow and spread the colony to nearby areas.
These winged termites often confused with flying ants can appear in large numbers during the termite swarming season of March – May here in Massachusetts. Termites often swarm during warmer days that follow rainy weather. The termites drop there wings soon after swarming. Sometimes homeowners discover just the wings of termites rather than the insect themselves.
If left untreated, termites can cause significant damage to buildings over time. The average termite colony eats about 1 cubic foot of wood per season.
While it may not sound like a lot, in time, the termite damage can weaken the structure causing floors to sag and structural damage. The good news is, once a termite treatment is performed, the protection lasts a long time. Our termite experts are available to treat termite activity in any type of building structure.
*After a Termite Treatment, Annual termite inspections can help identify early stages of termite activity. If termite activity is present, our licensed and certified termite specialists can perform a termite treatment to eliminate existing activity and guard against future infestation.
Available Termite Treatment Methods
- Thorough Termite WDI Inspections
- Sentricon Termite Monitoring Systems
Our Termite Specialists are available throughout Massachusetts!