Sentricon Baiting System Vs Liquid Barrier Treatment for Termites

Emtec Pest Control is proud of the fact that we were the first Certified Sentricon Specialists in Oklahoma. For residential termite control, we have been utilizing the Sentricon System for over 20 years with excellent results for our customers. In fact, it is the ONLY method that we use to keep termites from damaging our own homes. However, we’re still continually asked why we prefer to deal with termites using the Sentricon Baiting System versus using old-school liquid barrier treatments.

Apparently, even after all these years, there remains an ongoing debate in the pest control industry concerning which method of termite treatment is superior to the other. Emtec Pest Control strongly believes that a baiting system offers greater value, a more long-term solution, and a more efficient way to handle termites. But here we’ve gathered some information for you on both of these methods that will be helpful in understanding why we stand on the ‘baiting system’ side of the argument.

Emtec staff working outside of the house

Liquid Barrier Treatment

Liquid termite treatments involve creating a chemical barrier in the soil around the foundation of a building. This process requires many gallons of pesticide solution to make a continuous wall around the affected area.

The Cons

  • Using large amounts of pesticides can have a negative impact on the environment and it can be harmful to people and pets.
  • Liquid chemicals are very difficult to apply without leaving unintentional gaps in the barrier.
  • In order to make a liquid barrier the most effective, it is necessary to dig a trench around a building’s foundation and in some cases, to actually drill through brick and concrete to ensure that the line of the barrier remains unbroken.
  • Liquid termite treatments also degrade over time and are not designed to eliminate the colony, leaving an opening for termites to return.

Essentially there is a greater amount of pesticide used, plus a large effort to make it actually effective. In our opinion, this does not provide adequate results for our customers who are dealing with termites.

Service technician checking Sentricon bait system

Termite Baiting System

On the other hand, a termite baiting solution like the Sentricon® System is a revolutionary way to handle termites that is less hassle, requires less active ingredient, and is far less intrusive. A professional technician from Emtec Pest Control can assess your property, install bait stations around the area, and monitor the system to ensure its effectiveness. The thoroughly tested and proven Sentricon® System requires just a few grams of the active pesticide ingredient only when and where termites are actually present. This removes the potential danger to run-off water or well contamination. Because there is no digging, no drilling, and no odor, baiting is also considered less invasive compared to other methods. Clearly less is more when protecting your property from termites.

Contact the experts at Emtec Pest Control to book a FREE termite inspection by calling 918-663-0613 or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa, and surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon, and surrounding areas.

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.

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