Termites are among the worst of pests, and they give pest control companies in New Jersey plenty to do. Although termites can wreak havoc on residential buildings, they exhibit some fascinating behaviors, as some researchers have recently discovered.
Ants are the main predators that termites have to worry about. As a result, termites have learned to walk very softly in order to hide their presence from ants while foraging. Termites also have very sharp hearing, which makes it easy for them to hear the much louder footsteps of nearby ants.
Researchers in Australia have also discovered that termites perform a head-banging behavior when ants are around. This is believed to be a way for termites to sound the alarm that these predators are nearby. When termites bang their heads, this sound mimics the sound of heavier ant footsteps.
Termites might be good at hiding from ants, but they’re even better at staying hidden within homes. If you suspect you have termites, it’s crucial to have an inspection done. If termites are found, you’ll need to have them removed from home as quickly as possible before they cause extensive damage.
When you have termites in your home, it’s time to start looking for a New Jersey pest control company. Contact Allison Pest Control, and we’ll provide you with safe and effective termite control for your home.