Why should you choose to protect your home against termites?
Termites are wood destroying organisms who live in the soil and naturally forage for cellulose or dead wood. They are responsible for more than 2 billion dollars in damages to homes and properties in the United States alone. Additionally, the heaviest areas of termite pressure occur in the southeastern portion of the United States with an average of two termite colonies per acre.
My home is made of brick, do I still need termite protection?
While many homes have an exterior surface of brick, the actual structure of the home is framed up with wooden supports. It is these wooden timbers that termites frequently destroy causing superficial and often major structural damage. The damage is made worse due to the fact that most homes have sheetrock interior walls that hide the issues from sight and allow further damage.
What can Rogue Pest Solutions do to protect my home from termite damage?
Rogue is an authorized provider of Sentricon Always Active Baiting System. We can install the Sentricon System around the perimeter of your home to provide you with year-round protection against invading termites. Each Sentricon station contains a bait that eliminates termite colonies upon feeding. This is the same system that many of our nations most trusted landmarks use for protection including The White House, Statue of Liberty, and the entire French Quarter of New Orleans! Additionally, by allowing us to protect your home with Sentricon we also provide a one-million dollar damage repair warranty. This warranty states that should termites cause any damage to your home we will replace or repair all damages up to a million dollars. This warranty not only covers your entire home but also contents such as furniture, floor coverings, pictures and more!
Why is a Sentricon Baiting System more effective than traditional termite liquid applications for controlling termites?
For many years the best protection available for protecting your home against termites was to apply hundreds of gallons of termiticide into the soil around your home. While this method provided some control it was far from being fool proof. A variety of factors could lead to treatment failure including poor calibration of spray equipment, applicator error, and the settling of soil around the home post application. Given that termites only need 1/16 of an inch to gain entry to your home, it is easy to see how this method can prove unreliable. Additionally, these chemicals weaken over time with many no longer being present in the soil at 5 years after application. With the introduction of Sentricon into the market, a more reliable method for controlling termites was finally available. Not only does Sentricon allow for you to avoid having to put hundreds of gallons of pesticides around your home it also greatly cuts down on the possibilities of treatment failure that traditional liquid applications have. Because it is a bait, termites do not avoid treated areas but instead actively feed on the bait while foraging. This leads to the beginning of immediate elimination of termite colonies around your home. Sentricon actually gets stronger the longer it is in place where liquid applications weaken greatly over time.
Is Sentricon more expensive than traditional liquid protection?
The short answer is no. While the amount paid annually for a Sentricon System is frequently more than the annual price for liquid warranties, what is not showing in the annual price is the reapplication costs associated with liquid warranties that companies require every 3-5 years to maintain your warranty. With Sentricon you will never have to pay for another treatment as long as you maintain your warranty! Sentricon is actually less expensive than traditional chemical warranties when measured over a five-year period.
In addition to the Sentricon System and the one-million dollar warranty, what additional steps does Rogue provide to protect my home from Termites?
One time per year a member of our team will inspect your home to ensure there are no signs of termite infestations. We will also inspect all bait stations and replace any bait tubes that have been eaten more than halfway.
Call us today to schedule a free inspection and find out more about how we can help protect your home!