Eastern Subterranean Termites

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Sentricon Termite Baiting System

In Massachusetts the Sentricon Termite System targets Eastern Subterranean Termites (Reticulitermes flavipes). This species account for the majority of termite activity and damage here in the Northeast. When left untreated, these termites can 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.

Termite Swarming

A Sign of an Active Termite Colony

Due to the underground habits of Eastern Subterranean Termites, they often go undetected by homeowners and property managers until the damage or increased activity become clearly visible. 

One common indicator that active termites are present is the appearance of Termite Swarmers. To the untrained eye, these “winged-termites” are sometimes mistaken for “Flying Ants” although they lack the segmented body of ants.

Established Termite Colonies typically produce a swarm every spring to help the colony grow and expand into nearby areas. Termite Swarmers can appear in large numbers during the swarming season of March through May here in Massachusetts. Termites often swarm during warmer sunny days that follow a period of rainy weather. Termite Swarmers will usually drop their wings soon after landing at a suitable location. Sometimes people discover just a “group of wings” on the floor rather than actual swarming insects. Finding a group of wings is a good indication that termite activity is present. 

Termite Damage

If left untreated, termites may cause significant damage to buildings over time. The average termite colony eats about one cubic foot of wood per season. While that may not sound like a lot of damage, when spread out and continued over time, this damage can weaken the structure causing floors to sag along with other 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 for any type of residential or commercial structure.

*After the Initial Termite Treatment, Annual termite monitoring will help eliminate early stages of termite activity and guard against future termite infestation.


Here’s How The Sentricon System Works

Sentricon Termite System In Massachusetts

The Science Behind The Sentricon System

The science behind Sentricon leaves termites helpless because they can’t tell the active ingredient is lethal. And in lab tests when given the choice, termites ate nearly 10 times more bait than wood.

Using scientifically engineered bait to naturally enter their food chain, the queen and her entire colony are decimated. For good. And it begins working immediately when visible, active termites feed on the bait found in our Recruit®AG (above-ground) bait stations.

Sentricon System In Massachusetts

Unless you live in Alaska, termites are underfoot. In fact, an average of 5 million U.S. homes each are infested by termites each year. And don’t expect your homeowner’s insurance to cover damages. To them, Termites are something you could and should have prevented. The Sentricon Termite System has been successfully eliminating termite colonies and protecting buildings in Massachusetts for over 25 years and counting.

Our Certified Sentricon Specialists

Termites are too big of a threat for hit-or-miss, do-it-yourself attempts to protect your biggest investment. Our Certified Sentricon Specialists must pass intensive training on the installation and maintenance of this complete termite protection system. 

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