New Jersey Termite Facts – What You May Not Have Known

NJ Termite Pests
NJ Termite Pests

The subject of termites comes up anytime someone buys or sells a home. It is important for any home buyer to obtain an inspection by a professional pest control expert with a detailed report. Unfortunately, many people do not think about termites much more after that inspection, allowing the wood eaters to cause costly damage to the home. There is some species of termite in every state except Alaska, where the ground is too cold for them. Anyone can benefit from knowing a few facts about this common pest.

Many different species

Worldwide, there are over 2,000 species of termites. The United States is home to about 50 different species. Twenty of those 50 variations are known to destroy the wood used in homes and other structures.

They eat other termite’s poop

They eat the poop because they are born without the bacteria needed to digest cellulose in their stomachs. After molting, they must resupply, so there is a lot of excrement eating going on in their world.

New Jersey termites

The Eastern subterranean termites travel below the earth’s frost line and can be a problem year-round.

Allison Pest Control began business in Monmouth County, New Jersey in 1917. They know the best way to eliminate termites or any other pest that may threaten your New Jersey home. Contact them today for an inspection and consultation on the best termite extermination option for your home.