Why Are Termite Infestations Discovered in March through May?

Why The Time Zone?

When it comes to termites, homeowners have a lot of questions about these pesky pests such what do termites look like, how to know if they’ve invaded their home, what to do to remove the problem, and whether treatments are harmful to family and pets.

About Termites

Termite infestations are most often discovered from March to May when you’ll see swarming winged termites. The bugs not only infest homes, they may also infest diseased or damaged trees and woody shrubs.

Their primary food source is wood but they also chow down on books, paper and even insulation in the attic.

Signs of Termite Infestation

When a NJ termite specialist inspects your home, some of the evidence being looked for includes signs of bugs around doors, windows, baseboards, woodpiles, foundation base, or wooden structures such as a patio. Mud tubes along walls are also an indication of an infestation.

Chemical Danger

Termiticides are tested by manufacturer’s and evaluated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and pose minimal hazardous effects on humans and pets. For peace of mind, if you have any health conditions or health concerns then it’s best to check with your medical doctor prior to the home being treated.

For more information about termite infestations, treatment, and extermination, contact your NJ termite specialist at Allison Pest Control. In business since 1917, we’ve got the know-how to rid your home of termites quickly and efficiently.