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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.

Attention New Jersey Residents: What to Know About Termite Swarming

Termite Swarms
Termite Swarms

A swarm of insects may seem like an idea out of a horror movie, but in Wall Township and other New Jersey communities termite swarming is a real possibility. Here is some information you need to know if you should find your home threatened by these pests.

  • Termite swarmers are the winged adults that leave a colony to form other colonies of their own. Their activity is generally restricted to daytime hours. An outdoor swarm will generally indicate a nest underground or in your yard, but an indoor swarm is usually a sign of an infestation.
  • Swarmers trapped inside your house will die. You may find the bodies or wings accumulated on a window sill, where they have been drawn by the sunlight. It can be difficult to distinguish between swarmers and winged ants, so the bodies can be helpful to identify the insects.
  • While swarmers themselves don’t cause structural damage, simply killing them is not an effective solution. Their presence means that there are most likely other termites hidden in your home that do create a serious problem.

When it comes to termites, out of sight should definitely not mean out of mind. Our New Jersey pest control experts will eliminate every trace of these pests using safe, state-of-the-art techniques. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection.