Most types of termite control systems fail at eliminating termite infestations, since the termites usually die near the bait stations. This alerts the other termites who will then avoid the bait stations.
The bait inside Sentricon termite bait stations includes an active chemical called hexaflumuron. This chemical affects a termites’ ability to produce chitin, which termites use to build their exoskeletons. Termites have to continue producing chitin in order to survive. However, the hexaflumuron stops termites from producing chitin, causing them to eventually die.
Sentricon termite treatments are made to infect the termites but not kill them straight away. In fact, it allows the termite enough time to travel back to the colony and get the other termites to feed off the bait as well, unknowingly further spreading the hexaflumuron to the rest of the colony.