Corteva Agriscience Australia Limited

Death to the Termite Queen. Death to her colony. For good.

Corteva Agriscience Australia Limited Level 9, 67 Albert Ave, Chatswood, NSW, Australia
1800 700 096
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Dow AgroSciences is a top-tier agricultural company that combines the power of science and technology to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. Dow AgroSciences provides innovative technologies for crop protection, pest and vegetation management, seeds, traits, agricultural biotechnology and urban pest control to serve the world's growing population.  Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.

Sentricon – Over 15 Years in Australia and still going strong.....

In 1997, Dow AgroSciences launched the Sentricon*Termite Colony Elimination System in Australia, and here we are, over fifteen years on, still going strong with many of the original companies that used it then, still using it today and all agree it is an extremely important and profitable part of their business.

Being the first monitoring and baiting system available here in Australia, Dow AgroSciences really did lead the field with Sentricon and change the way a termite problem was approached and addressed, it was truly a paradigm shift.

Despite other termite monitoring and baiting systems being introduced to the market since, as said, many of its original users are still using it today.  They appreciate that Sentricon comes from an R&D based company that supports and backs their products and also has a very strong quality assurance process in place at the point of manufacture.  Sentricon also is the ONLY bait available with the active ingredient hexaflumuron, with an active loading of 5 grams per kg.  Most other systems use chlorfluazuron which only has an active loading of 1 gram per kg.  Sentricon users appreciate the higher active loading which ultimately results in much less quantity of bait required to eliminate the colony, and less bait means less visits and time to elimination.

Over the years, there have been continual improvements to the bait matrix and Dow AgroSciences are continuing to implement improvements to the Sentricon System in the future.

If you would like more information about Sentricon, please call 1800 700 096 and select option no. 2 to speak to a Sentricon Representative.

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The Top 10 Termite Mistakes

Termites. They're hungry. And to them, your house is food. Is there anything you can do to stop them? Can you make your home less appetizing? More than 100 termite experts - with a combined 2,000 years of experience - say these are the top 10 mistakes homeowners make when it comes to termites:

Number 10: Repairing utilities on the property; disrupting the termite soil treatment. If your lawn gets dug up for plumbing, gas or electrical work, chances are good you've compromised your termite treatment if your home has been treated with a liquid termiticide.

Number 9: Piling excessive mulch around the home. Termites love mulch. Too much up against your home holds soil moisture and can be an easy food source for hungry termites."The mulch typically used around homes is often a soft wood like pine, which is a great food source for termites," says Jonathan Schoppe of Dial Pest Control in Roseland, N.J. "I've personally seen termites foraging in and around the mulch just 1 inch deep. If the mulch is piled very high up on the foundation of a structure, it makes a natural bridge the termites can use to enter the structure."

Number 8: Digging around the home's foundation; disrupting a termite treatment. Liquid termite treatments around your foundation are effective only if left undisturbed. So if you dig around your house to plant a new rosebush, you might have opened a hole for termites to crawl through. If your home is protected by a baiting product such as the Sentricon® System, digging around your foundation isn't a concern as long as the stations stay in place.

Number 7: Leaving old tree stumps in the yard. Dead trees are desirable to termites, ─ almost as desirable as your house. Stumps in your yard can serve as a launch pad for an attack on your home.

Number 6: Stacking firewood near the home. If you put firewood up against your house, you might as well also leave out a welcome mat for the termites. They can burrow into the woodpile and then right into your house.

Number 5: Using Do-it-Yourself (DIY) products to try to control termites themselves. Termite control is not like fixing a leaky faucet. Fail to do it right and you and your home will most likely pay the price. This is one time you should leave it to the professionals.

Number 4: Having untreated wooden materials next to the home. Yes, that new fence will keep Fido in your yard, but that untreated wood up against your house also may let termites in. It is best to use treated wood or vinyl fencing, or at least leave a gap between the fence and your home.

Number 3: Constructing additions to the home without expanding termite protection. If you've added a sunroom, expanded your kitchen or poured a new patio, that addition needs to be protected from termites, too. Don't offer up that beautiful new addition as a termite's next meal.

Number 2: Not fixing earth-to-ground structural contact. If a portion of your porch is touching soil, you're asking for termites. Soil + wood contact = termites.

And the No. 1 mistake homeowners make when it comes to termites is: Not getting a professional termite inspection. Termites are not easy to detect, and failing to do so can cause thousands of dollars in damage. Trained professional termite inspectors know termite behavior ─ where they like to hide, what their damage looks like, what they leave behind as evidence. You don't. Leave this one up to the professionals.

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