Sentricon Protects Historical Monuments
Sentricon Provides Protection To Historical Monuments
The White House, Washington, D.C.
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 had entered through a small crack in the foundation. Though no major structural damage was found, damage was discovered under a window and in the baseboard near where the termites swarmed. Immediate action was needed. A local Authorized Operator installed the Sentricon System around the entire perimeter. Recruit™ AG bait stations, the above-ground component of the Sentricon System, also were installed where the termites had been discovered inside the White House. Termites actively fed on the Recruit termite bait in both the in-ground and above-ground Sentricon stations until colony elimination was achieved. The Sentricon System continues to be monitored to provide ongoing security for the White House.
The Statue of Liberty, New York
The inscription on the Statue of Liberty reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.” It says nothing about subterranean termites. Prior to 1996, termites in the monument had been a concern for National Park Service officials. In fact, termites were so troublesome, the museum area of the monument in New York Harbor had been temporarily closed to visitors for a time. 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 bait stations were placed around the wood display cases. Thanks to the Sentricon System, termites stopped swarming and were eliminated from one of the world’s most revered structures.
Independence Hall, Philadelphia
The Sentricon System was installed at Independence Hall in 1999 as a preventive measure to protect the building from known subterranean termite activity in the area. During the first monitoring check by a local Authorized Operator, subterranean termites were discovered in Sentricon stations in the historic Independence Mall courtyard. The Sentricon stations were baited and termites fed on the Recruit termite bait. In September 1999, termite activity ceased, indicating the attacking termite colony was eliminated. The Sentricon System continues in monitoring mode to protect Independence Hall for history.
Mount Vernon, Virginia
Caretakers are taking innovative measures to preserve the 50 buildings on George Washington’s historic estate to protect them from termites now and for posterity. A local Authorized Operator installed the Sentricon System around the Mount Vernon estate in 1999. It eliminated the initial, localized termite problem. Now this nonintrusive monitoring and termite baiting system is preventing additional termite invasions. The estate’s caretakers chose the Sentricon System because it does not require drilling holes in the floors or foundations of these historic buildings, as is required when using liquid chemical treatments. The Sentricon System continues to protect Mount Vernon and defend against additional invading termite colonies.
The Iolani Palace, Honolulu
Formosan termites plagued the Iolani Palace, the official residence of the Hawaiian monarchy, for more than 100 years before the arrival of the Sentricon System. In the early 1900s, termites completely destroyed the Palace Coronation Pavilion, which had to be rebuilt. The palace itself underwent massive and costly renovation as a result of ongoing structural damage due to Formosan termites. In the late 1990s, termites once again posed a serious threat. Palace curators and researchers from the University of Hawaii teamed up to install Recruit AG bait stations inside two of the palace towers. In addition, eight pest management firms volunteered to install the Sentricon System in the ground around the perimeter of the structure. Termites attacked the Sentricon stations voraciously in three separate spots on the palace grounds. These invading colonies were eliminated. Now, the Iolani Palace is free of subterranean termites and the Sentricon System continues to protect it from reinfestation by new colonies.
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