Termite awareness week is upon us, and one of the biggest things to know is that these pests cause upwards of 5 billion dollars in damage each year. Once they get established, you’ll almost certainly need professional NJ termite extermination to get rid of them.
You’ve got to know what to look for before you can do anything about it, so here are a few things to keep a watchful eye on.
- Swarmers — Termites mate in the spring, generally after the last frost. When they mate, both males and females come out of their nests and come together in flight. If you see a swarm, chances are the termites nest is close.
- Discarded Wings — After swarming, termites will discard their wings and begin to burrow into woodwork. Look for these discarded wings around wooden windowsills, log piles, wooded house or home foundations, or around any structure made of wood that can be readily accessed by a termite.
- Mud Tunnels — Many times termites gain access to wooden structures by building mud tunnels. If you see these tunnels going up the side of your house or home, that is a sure sign that termites have gained entry.
These are the most common signs of a termite infestation, so if you find any of these signs, NJ termite extermination should be the next action you take. For more information, questions, or advice, please contact Allison Pest Control.