May 09, 2018 - 10:55 AM
What is truely different that would keep someone like me from installing my own hex pro over the professionals installing the sentricon?
Sentricon is a licensed product available to professionals only. Hex Pro is the retail version of Sentricon available without a license to professionals. Both products are considered professional use. Hex Pro comes without the constraints of licensing from Dow and contains the original Hexaflumuron Chitin Inhibitor VS Sentricon that contains Noviflumuron. Both products work to kill termites.
What does the housing resale market say about hexpro vs sentricon? I am not aware of any studies on this.
Am I money ahead in the long run by letting someone else manage the yearly costs?
That is up to you. If you inspect the stations at least 2-3 times per year and replace the bait as needed, you will get the same results as a professional. The savings are obvious.
I completely understand the companies are not going to lose money, so the annual fee is covering them, but is the hex pro more per year in comparrison to the annual contract price? Considering that a case of Shatter (Bait is only $130 dollars vs $295 or so for Sentricon, Hex Pro is less. The difference is in company costs vs free labor.
Am I missing anything about either system that could be a big gotcha? You have to do it yourself and be diligent.
final question, if I do the hexpro and then decide later to switch to use an annual service, would I incure the full installation fee or just annual renewals? I don't know of any pest companies that will take over inspecting Hex Pro unless they installed them. So if you are going to do it yourself, you are stuck with it unless you go with a new Sentricon agreement. FYI - The cost for Sentricon on an average home is $350. That is paid to Dow.The rest is in labor, overhead and profit. The cost for an annual inspection is $50 paid to Dow, the rest is labor overhead and profit.
Whether you decide to do this yourself or hire a company is up to you. If you need help at any point with Hex Pro, we have free tech support.