The Sentricon System consists of Above-Ground (AG) and In-Ground (AlwaysActive) stations. Sentricon AG stations are loaded with a hexaflumuron bait matrix and installed where termites are known to be active. This may be within a structure, on a tree stump, on a fence, etc.
Sentricon AlwaysActive are In-Ground (IG) stations pre-loaded with hexaflumuron rods ready for installation around a structure. They may be used in construction or post-construction, at active or preventative sites. With two approaches, utilising the same active ingredient, the Sentricon System ensures colony elimination, without any antagonism between active ingredients.
When it was released in 1997, Sentricon created the termite baiting market. Using wood monitoring stations to lure termites in and the cellulose bait matrix to deliver colony elimination, it provided the industry with a completely different way to manage termites.
With the 2015 launch of Sentricon AlwaysActive, the industry was shaken up once more. The Sentricon system comprises AlwaysActive (in-ground termiticide rods) and Sentricon Above Ground Baits. Sentricon AlwaysActive combines the best of baiting systems and liquid soil treatments, a unique system that bridges all areas of termite control. From controlling active termites to providing long-term termite protection, covering uses in both pre-construction and post-construction, across all construction types and soil conditions, it really can be used in almost any situation, with no restrictions on its use.
Sentricon AlwaysActive was awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award for designing greener chemicals. Its status as a ‘green’ product makes it ideal for sensitive locations, such as heritage sites, in specific soil conditions and in wildlife areas.
“It took 17 years of development to bring Sentricon AlwaysActive to the market – no small feat. Today, the Sentricon system is regarded as the ideal option for pest managers needing an effective and durable solution for termite control,” said Mr Rob Kaan, Corteva Agriscience Managing Director.
“More than 70 independently published articles prove that Sentricon eliminates termite colonies, shown over 20 years of use by pest managers. No other termite management system comes close to this level of proven effectiveness. Similarly, its durability is unparalleled; unless consumed by termites, the rods can remain effective in the stations in the ground for over a decade.”
These benefits, combined with flexibility in monitoring, give Sentricon a real advantage. With it’s exceptional environmental and safety profile, Sentricon has all bases covered.
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Sentricon Eliminates Colonies
The most important attribute of hexaflumuron, the active ingredient in Sentricon, is that it eliminates the termite colony. This means that the source of the problem, or the threat to a structure, is conclusively gone. Hexaflumuron is a chitin synthesis inhibitor which prevents termites from moulting. If a termite is unable to moult when nature intends, the termite dies. When worker termites feed on Sentricon they pass the active ingredient to other members of their colony through a behaviour called trophallaxis. Trophallaxis is the transfer of chemical messages and nutrients between termites. It also serves as the pathway by which hexaflumuron is shared throughout the worker termite community.
Colony elimination results when the entire worker population has attempted to moult after being exposed to hexaflumuron and dies. Loss of workers in the colony means that the rest of the colony starves, as it is the workers’ responsibility to feed the colony. Other termite products may repel termites or kill individuals, but they do not address the problem. Colony elimination is essential in ensuring that the termites are gone and will not return.
Proven By Science
The Sentricon system has a research base unparalleled by any other termite management technology. Extensive field tests completed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and research conducted by 30 universities and external research contractors, including Australia’s CSIRO, have resulted in the publication of more than 70 scientific articles providing independently produced data on the Sentricon system providing evidence of its ability to eliminate termite colonies.
A bibliography of many of these publications is available on the Sentricon website (www.sentricon.com. au). However, if you’re happy to trust one of the world’s most pre-eminent termite researchers, Dr Nan-Yao Su, Distinguished Professor of Urban Entomology at the University of Florida: Numerous studies have demonstrated the elimination of all detectable subterranean termite activity by hexaflumuron or noviflumuron baits at a variety of locations with many termite species, “to the point where citations to the published literature are superfluous” (Grace and Su 2001). Basically, the efficacy of Sentricon has been proven in so many locations and with so many termite species, it no longer needs to be proven.
Sentricon AlwaysActive can be used to eliminate active termites and/or provide long-term protection for a structure. It can be used around existing structures or installed as part of a new construction. Sentricon AlwaysActive meets the performance requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) as a stand-alone system, but can also be used in conjunction with physical barriers. It can also be used for extensions/renovations to allow for full design scope.
Being a perimeter station system, it can be installed at any stage without any interruption to the building process and it can be installed at any site; there are no restrictions on soil type, slope, proximity to waterways etc. In fact, with its environmental profile, Sentricon is ideal for any location. So if a pest manager wanted to use a single, reliable, and safe solution for every situation, Sentricon is the answer.
WHO WE ARE
Nearly 4 million homes saved, 4 million colonies lost
Across Australia, across the globe, our reputation for protecting national treasures, homes and skyscrapers is second to none.
It takes a pro to spot them. It takes a specialist to kill them
Ongoing training, extended education and abundant support keeps Sentricon professional pest managers at the forefront of home protection.
Presidential Green Chemistry Award
The Sentricon system is the only termite product awarded the EPA’s Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for superior environmentally responsible chemistry.