Termite Control Sentricon System Northern Virginia

Sentricon An Overview

Termites have been going after your home for years. Now the Sentricon System lets you go after their home – the colony. Termite Colony Elimination is a completely new way to deal with termites that only Sentricon can achieve. ProTech offers a unique combination with Sentricon and our K9 sniffing unit.

ProTech Pest Control offers a unique combination of our K9 Detection Unit and Sentricon. Our highly trained bug sniffing dogs locate the infestation and Sentricon knocks it out leaving your home termite free.

Advantages of Sentricon

  • Offers the best approach for protecting structures from subterranean termites because it eliminates the colony while being non-disruptive to property owners
  • Provides proven, long-term protection against termite damage
  • Takes full advantage of natural termite behavior. Worker termites constantly forage far and wide, looking for wood to feed the colony

Sentricon- Bad for bugs, not the earth

It’s no coincidence that Sentricon stations are GREEN. The Sentricon System revolutionized the termite industry. Rather than saturating the soil with liquid chemicals, it uses Recruit termite bait strategically, while cleverly manipulating termite biology and behavior to destroy the entire colony.

What Makes Sentricon “Green”:

  • The Sentricon System uses only a few grams of active ingredient on each property, compared to hundreds of gallons of the chemical solution used in a traditional liquid chemical treatment.
  • The active ingredient in Recruit termite bait is targeted specifically at the molting process in the termite’s life cycle, a process not present in mammals.
  • Recruit termite bait is strategically placed in Sentricon stations only when and where needed. This minimizes the amount of active ingredient in the environment.
  • The Sentricon System had the first termite treatment bait active ingredient accepted for registration by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the strict requirements of the Reduced Risk Pesticide Initiative. This distinction is based on its low impact on human health, low toxicity to nontarget organisms (birds, fish, and plants) and low potential for groundwater contamination when compared to other commercially available termite treatments.
  • Sentricon is the only termite control product to ever earn the Presidential Green
    Chemistry Challenge Award, one of the federal government’s top environmental honors. The award recognizes technical innovation incorporating environmentally responsible chemistry into its design, manufacture, and use.


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"ProTech was easy to work with. They showed up when they said they would and they did a great job." Overall: A, Quality: A, Responsiveness: A, Punctuality: A, Professionalism: AJeff via ContactUs, VA, June 2017
"I cant say enough good things. I came from another pest control company that basically made us feel like we were exagerating or lying whenever we mentioned the zillions of ants that flood our home every year. Why would anyone…Eunice via ContactUs, VA, June 2017
"We switched to ProTech Pest Control when a local service that we have used for many years advised us that all the little aphids coming out of our Christmas tree were ticks. One employee suggested the aphids were DEER Ticks!…Bob via ContactUs, VA, June 2017
"ProTech is great! Charlie, our service tech will spray the perimeter and let me know he's there in case we want the inside sprayed also, which we usually do, as VA bugs are determined to make their way inside our…Kristen via ContactUs, VA, June 2017
"ProTech has been great from our first time using them almost a decade ago to get rid of termites to over the years helping us with ants and more recently some mice that got into our crawl space. They are…Andrew via ContactUs, VA, May 2017
"The best knowledgable and professional service. Highly recommended." Overall: A, Quality: A, Responsiveness: A, Punctuality: A, Professionalism: ARichard via ContactUs, VA, May 2017

Sentricon What to Expect

When termites find food, like the monitoring device in a Sentricon station, they leave special scent trails to summon their nestmates to the food source. Once ProTech discovers termites feeding in the station, the monitoring device is replaced with a Baitube* device containing Recruit IV termite bait. In doing so, the technician initiates the exclusive Self-Recruitment* procedure that takes advantage of the natural behavior of termites to spread the bait throughout the colony. The bait contains a substance that stops the molting process so termites can’t grow. In time, all the termites in the colony will be affected by the bait and die.

Certified Termite Detection K-9 Team

pest sniffing k-9 protech pestWe also use Inspector Marlowe – the Metro Area’s ONLY “World Detector Dog Organization” Certified Termite Detection K-9 Team! The best human inspectors cannot see behind walls where termite activity may be hidden. Inspector Marlowe is trained to smell pheromones given off by termites, and can detect them behind walls and under floors. His nose is so attuned to termites that we are able to offer a written 100% Termite Free Guarantee if he doesn’t find anything.

Why choose ProTech Termite and Pest Control?

ProTech Pest Control has been working with homes and businesses in the Northern VA area for over 30 years. As a family owned and operated business, we take pride in the relationships we develop with our clients and the personal approach we take to meeting your pest control needs.

From fleas and ticks to termites and bed bugs our services are thorough and comprehensive, often incorporating the expertise of our highly trained scent detection canines Roxy and Marlowe. Contact us to discuss your pest control needs and schedule an inspection with one of our experienced technicians.