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 entered the White House through a small
crack in the foundation. Though no major structural damage was found,
damage was discovered under a window and in the baseboard nearby where
the termites had swarmed. Immediate action was needed to protect the
structure from future termite damage.
A local Authorized Operator installed the Sentricon®
Termite Colony Elimination System
at the White House to eliminate the termite colony and permanently
protect the structure from future termite attacks. The Sentricon System
was installed with in-ground stations strategically placed around the
entire perimeter of the structure. Recruit™ AG bait stations, the
above ground component of the Sentricon System, were also installed in
the area inside the White House where the termites were discovered.
Termites actively fed on the Recruit AG bait stations
inside the White House where the damage was found, and on the Recruit II
termite bait in the in-ground Sentricon System stations around the White
House. Rest assured…the Sentricon System never sleeps while protecting
the White House from future termite invasions.