Famous Sentricon Sites

libertyStatue of Liberty

Prior to 1996, termites in the Statue of Liberty Monument had been a concern for National Park Service officials. In fact, termites were so troublesome at one time; the museum area of the monument in New York Harbor was temporarily closed to visitors.

Thanks to the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System, termites stopped swarming and were eliminated from one of the world's most recognized and revered structures.

The most severe infestations were at the base of the monument that houses the museum and utility rooms. Sentricon stations were installed in the ground around the base of the statue and Recruit™ AG stations were placed around the wooden display cases. Once termites infested the stations, termite bait was introduced to eliminate the termite colony.

white-houseThe White House

Subterranean termites were discovered in the West Wing of the White House in 1998, when termites swarmed just 30 feet from the Oval Office. The termites entered the White House through a small crack in the foundation. Though no major structural damage was found, damage was discovered under a window and in the baseboard nearby where the termites had swarmed. Immediate action was needed to protect the structure from future termite damage.

A local Authorized Operator installed the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System at the White House to eliminate the termite colony and permanently protect the structure from future termite attacks. The Sentricon System was installed with in-ground stations strategically placed around the entire perimeter of the structure. Recruit™ AG bait stations, the above ground component of the Sentricon System, were also installed in the area inside the White House where the termites were discovered.

Termites actively fed on the Recruit AG bait stations inside the White House where the damage was found, and on the Recruit II termite bait in the in-ground Sentricon System stations around the White House. Rest assured…the Sentricon System never sleeps while protecting the White House from future termite invasions.

Independence Hall

independenceThe Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System was installed at Independence Hall in 1999 as a preventative measure to protect the building from known subterranean termite activity in the area. During the first monitoring check by a local Authorized Operator (AO), subterranean termites were discovered in Sentricon stations in the historic Independence Mall courtyard.
The AO transferred the termites found in the monitoring devices into Baitube™ devices containing Recruit™ II termite bait, and placed them into the Sentricon stations. Auxiliary stations were also installed in close proximity to the baited stations. Termites were discovered feasting on the auxiliary stations during the next inspection, and the baiting process was once again initiated.
Termites continued to feed on the Recruit II termite bait. In September of 1999, termite activity ceased, indicating the attacking termite colony was eliminated. The Sentricon System is now in monitoring mode, waiting to detect the possibility of new termite activity in the area around Independence Hall, and to protect it for history.


mtvernonMount Vernon

With more than 2 million tourists visiting George Washington's Mount Vernon estate each year, it is important to deny invading termites admission. The estate's caretakers are taking innovative measures to preserve the 50 buildings on this historic site and protect them from termites now and for history.

A local Authorized Operator (AO) installed the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System around the Mount Vernon estate in 1999 as an ongoing property protection plan. As termites found the in-ground monitoring stations, Baitube™ devices containing Recruit™ II termite bait were installed to eliminate the initial, localized termite problem. Now this non-intrusive monitoring and termite baiting system is working to prevent additional termite invasions. The estate's caretakers decided the Sentricon System was the right solution because it does not require drilling holes in the floors or foundations of these historic structures, as is required when using basic liquid barrier termite treatments.
The Sentricon System continues to protect Mount Vernon and defend against invading colonies before they cause damage. If it's good enough for George Washington's home, isn't it good enough for yours?

Iolani Palace

iolanipalaceRelentless Formosan termites plagued the Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawaii, for more than 100 years prior to the arrival of the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System. In the early 1900s, termites completely destroyed the Palace Coronation Pavilion, which had to be rebuilt.

The palace also underwent massive and costly renovation as a result of ongoing structural damage due to Formosan termites. Termites once again posed a serious threat in the late 1990s.

Curators for the Iolani Palace and researchers from the University of Hawaii teamed up to install Recruit™ AG termite bait devices, the above ground component for the Sentricon System, in two of the palace towers. In addition, eight pest management firms from Hawaii volunteered to install the Sentricon System in the ground around the entire perimeter of the structure to monitor for subterranean termite colonies. Termites attacked the Sentricon stations voraciously in three separate areas on the palace grounds and the invading colonies were eliminated. Now, the Iolani Palace is free of subterranean termites and the Sentricon System continues to protect it from re-infestation by new subterranean termite colonies.

Copyright © The Friends of Iolani Palace

The Iolani Palace was the official residence of royalty until the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in the 1800s. This National Historic Landmark is the only state residence of royalty in the United States. Today, it is a museum under the direction of Friends of Iolani Palace, who continue restoration efforts.

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