The Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System preserves our nation’s history by protecting many of our most precious national treasures. Caretakers of national andmarks can’t take chances with subterranean termites- a devastating insect that causes more than $5 billion in damage and repair costs each year. Active in every state but Alaska, a termite colony can number in millions, working unseen around the clock.
Caretakers of many historic treasures including Independence Hall, the Alamo, the Statue of Liberty, The White House and our very own President Andrew Jackson’s Home, the Hermitage trust the number 1 brand in termite protection – the Sentricon System. The Sentricon System offers proven colony elimination and less disruption than other termite treatments; and it’s environmentally responsible – using just grams of bait, instead of hundreds of gallons of chemicals. In fact, the Sentricon System is the only termite control product ever to receive the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award presented by the Environmental Protection Agency.
In 2003, caretakers at the Alamo declared war on destructive subterranean termites after discovering termite damage on the Shrine Museum and other buildings on the grounds. Due to the age and historic status of these buildings, Alamo personnel did not want to drill and trench interior and exterior walls for a liquid chemical treatment. The less intrusive solution was the Sentricon System. Just four months after the Sentricon System was installed at the Shrine Museum, the termite colony was eliminated. The Sentricon System continues to act as the Alamo’s termite security system. This gives caretakers peace of mind that visitors will be able to enjoy the Alamo for many years to come.
The White House
Subterranean termites were discovered in the West Wing of the White House in February 1998, when termites swarmed just 30 feet from the Oval Office. The Sentricon system was installed later that year, complete with in ground stations strategically placed around the perimeter of the White House.Above ground stations were used inside the White House where the swarm was discovered. Termite fed on the bait placed inside and outside the White House and termite colony elimination was achieved. The termite infestation was even a part of a story line on NBC’s hit show “The West Wing” in March 2005. The Sentricon Stations will continue to be monitored to ensure that termite problems don’t recur.
Since 2000, All-American Pest Control protects all 18 buildings on the grounds of President Andrew Jackson’s historic home, The Hermitage. Sentricon continues to locate new termite colony threats to the Hermitage and eliminates the threat before damage is done.