Death to the Queen

Despite their small stature, termites are a very destructive pest. Every year, over 600,000 American homes are destroyed by termites. Globally, termites cause $40 billion worth of damage annually.

Termites feed on wood, and any infestation in your house can result in structural damage, which puts your family at risk. And, as the data suggest, repairs can set you back a significant sum.

Termites are hierarchical, with members classified into different groups that perform specific functions for the colony. At the top of the hierarchy is the queen, and at the bottom are worker termites, which make the bulk of the population.

When it comes to termite control, the subterranean termite queen is an essential piece. For any termite control measure to work, it must reach the queen and secondary queens in the colony. Otherwise, you may kill thousands of worker termites, but the colony will survive.

Read on to find out why death to the queen is vital in termite control and the best method to achieve this.

Role of the Queen

The queen is responsible for the growth of the termite colony, therefore the colony size. Every day, worker termites feed and groom the queen so that she can lay eggs at a steady rate.

With every passing year, the queen lays more and more eggs. Termite queens can live for 25 to 50 years with a peak egg production period of 10 years. After some time, there will also emerge secondary queens that will begin laying eggs, which will then increase the rate at which the colony grows. 

Termite Control

Based on the hierarchical system termites follow and the role of the queen, no termite control measure can be effective if it cannot reach the queen. More importantly, any method used should be environmentally friendly. In this regard, the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System is the most effective termite treatment method.

The system uses a cellulose matrix within baiting stations placed in areas where termites have been spotted. When the termites feed on the cellulose, they spread the poison to the entire colony.

This system is so effective that it has garnered numerous plaudits and is even used in the White House.

Bottom Line

Termite infestations can grow exponentially and wreak havoc in your property. As with any pest, it’s best to have pest control experts handle the situation for you.

SafeHaven Pest Control uses the Sentricon Termite Elimination System for termite control. Visit or reach out to us for effective termite control. 


Here at SaveHaven, we employ the Sentricon Bait system for termite control and eradication. Years of research, testing and practical application have proven this to be the most effective and environmentally responsible termite treatment on the market. No chemicals sprayed around your home or property, no drilling in your floors, no destroying your landscaping.

If you suspect any pest infestation, call a pest control company immediately. SafeHaven Pest Control are experts in both residential and commercial pest control. Get in touch with us today for a termite inspection to leave your pest worries behind you.

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