THE SENTREX ERADICATION SYSTEM IS THE ECO-FRIENDLY
ASSET THAT GUARDS YOUR HOME AGAINST TERMITES. WE BELIEVE
IN MAKING EDUCATED DECISIONS WHEN IT COMES TO CONSERVING
THE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS.
We share our environment with a myriad of other life forms that are indispensable to the
diversity of habitation and it is essential that we coexist with minimal impact on fragile
Soil is home to more than one quarter of all life on earth, yet we only know one percent of
this vast underground universe. Soil organisms are responsible for many critical
processes on which all life depends.
While we support that there is certainty an appropriate role for chemicals in pest control
we caution that such applications will often have unintended collateral repercussions with
significant broad consequence.
Pesticides not only kill small organisms and contaminate ground water they pass up the
food chain through insects to larger predators. It is important to understand that traditional
chemical impediment zones (often incorrectly called barriers) routinely entail the discharge
of more than a thousand litres of toxic pesticide around a family home. The efficacy
of most installations is largely dependent on site conditions and perimeter continuity is
routinely very difficult to achieve.
Some variety of chemicals may assist the cause however any breeches (incomplete zones)
inherently enable termite access to the home. Every termite colony has a single queen that
can produce many millions of offspring in her lifetime. Each year subterranean colonies
increase substantially in numbers and release alates to start more colonies. Over period the
population density probing a building perimeter may become extreme.
A house is typically the greatest investment of our lifetime and termite damage is such high
risk that home insurance specifically excludes. It is critical to protect your asset so
in concession to environment, health and risk, please consider: Is it prudent to use broad
impact pesticides in attempt to keep out increasing hordes or is it preferable to eco-safely eliminate all termite activity from threat vicinity?
Often called White Ants due to their colour, Termites are actually related to cockroaches. Both are amongst the most adaptive and longest living species on the earth.
Termites are social insects living together in complex societies where thousands to millions of individuals act together as one entity.
There is a single Queen that may live for up to 50 years and is capable of producing tens of thousands of eggs each day, a shorter lived and replaceable King, Soldiers, Workers and Alates (winged reproductives that swarm each year to start new colonies).
Workers live for several years, are sterile, blind, work non-stop 24 hours a day and comprise 90% of the colony numbers. Their primary function is to locate and gather food for the nest.
There are some 350 species of Termites in Australia, however, less than 10 subterranean varieties are serious pests, with several in particular causing most structural damage to buildings.
Subterranean termites build galleries or tubes underground. They radiate from the nest and forage at random usually travelling close to the surface where soils are softest for tunnelling and where food sources are found.
Termite food is cellulose, found in timber, cardboard and paper products.
When food is located they emit scent pheromones that are detected and enhanced by others, thereby attracting large numbers to the source.
They ingest and transport cellulose back to the colony nest that may be some distance away where they feed the Alates and the Queen so they can continue growing and re-producing.