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Old 06-10-2009, 11:49 PM
 
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We are currently with Northwest using the Sentricon system but not real happy with their inspect the little stations, say we have some activity and then everything seems fine. They have never gone into the garage or home for any inspection. Talked to Breda Pest and they clain the sentricon is ineffective and Termidor is the best and for 800 or so they can come out and pop out all the old cylindrical hole sin the concrete and retreat the yard with gallons of magic bug killing Termidor.... So, any thoughts on the pros/cons of each or suggestions of a more thorough company - although I guess we would wind up paying a big fee to switch
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I researched the topic of termites extensively and ultimately decided that I liked what Breda had to offer most. You can research the sentricon/termidor argument all over the place, and most sources will tell you that what Breda preaches is correct. The baiting station approach is basically just a cash cow of the pest control industry and not very effective. When you think about it, it doesn't even make sense, since when they see activity on the bait station it involves pulling up the station and applying the treated wood....which in turn destroys the existing foraging tubes and, termites being sensitive to disruption, causes them to NOT come back to get the chemical. I would not be so skeptical of the Termidor claims....similar products were the norm way back when (ie, soil treatments that would last 10-20 years as a barrier around the house), but they were not environmentally friendly, so fell out of favor. Now the Termidor products appear to be as effective, but no real environmental impact.

The other thing I liked about Breda was they offer a zero deductible "repair" bond, versus the industry standard "treatment" bond. Also, I liked that Breda treated under the slab in my garage. Where slab meets house is the most susceptible areas for termite entry, from I've read.

Also, although it seems like there are many companies that use Termidor, I ultimately picked Breda because of their thermal imaging technology, so you can actually see what's going on behind your walls. If you've never had this done before, it is really cool and gives you big time peace of mind.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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We are currently with Northwest using the Sentricon system but not real happy with their inspect the little stations, say we have some activity and then everything seems fine. They have never gone into the garage or home for any inspection. Talked to Breda Pest and they clain the sentricon is ineffective and Termidor is the best and for 800 or so they can come out and pop out all the old cylindrical hole sin the concrete and retreat the yard with gallons of magic bug killing Termidor.... So, any thoughts on the pros/cons of each or suggestions of a more thorough company - although I guess we would wind up paying a big fee to switch
I've been happy with the thoroughness of the inspectors we've had from Arrow Exterminators ... they walk around the house and poke into everything, walk inside the garage and check all the inside walls, and also check out the finished parts of our basement to make sure there aren't any unusual swellings or other signs in the interior walls. We use Termidor, but they offer either Termidor or the Sentricion bait system, and you can also get both for not much more than just a Termidor treatment.
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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I've been happy with the thoroughness of the inspectors we've had from Arrow Exterminators ... they walk around the house and poke into everything, walk inside the garage and check all the inside walls, and also check out the finished parts of our basement to make sure there aren't any unusual swellings or other signs in the interior walls.
Ditto. We use Sentricon, and I've had no issues, and any potential damage is in fact covered.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Ditto. We use Sentricon, and I've had no issues, and any potential damage is in fact covered.
We simply continued the existing termite bond from Arrow that the previous owners had, but we have no experience yet with damage or replacement.

However, my boss also uses Arrow up in Acworth, and they apparently did a very good job doing external wall repairs for him due to termite damage.
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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We simply continued the existing termite bond from Arrow that the previous owners had, but we have no experience yet with damage or replacement.

However, my boss also uses Arrow up in Acworth, and they apparently did a very good job doing external wall repairs for him due to termite damage.
Luckily, I've not had to find out. Our experience though with Arrow has been excellent for other services as well as the termite protection. They come out and do the green, non-toxic (to humans and pets) spraying in the house and around the yard to keep ants and other insects out.
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