Termites can quickly become a serious problem in your home if they are left untreated or are not found right away. They eat through wood at a rapid pace and multiply in large quantities, so keeping up with the rate of damage can present quite a challenge. The best course of action is to hire a professional and start termite treatment as soon as possible.
How Do I Know if I Have Termites?
Termites love damp and warm spaces, and will often move toward light, so they are commonly found around windows or doors in basements and attics, though any area of your home that contains wood is at risk. Termites are often confused with carpenter ants, which also have wings and swarm in a similar fashion. However, termites have straight antennae, a thick waist area, and wings that are the same size. Carpenter ants have narrower waists, different sized wings, and bent antennae. A termite pest control professional will be able to help you differentiate and choose the right treatment.
Other than identifying termite swarms, you may find what looks like small tubes made out of mud running up and down your foundation or joists. These are tunnels created by the termites to travel between your home and their colony. Wood that has been damaged by termites will also contain some of these mud tunnels and will be hollowed out along the grain on the inside.
Do I Need Termite Treatment?
If you have any reason to suspect a termite infestation, seek termite treatment right away. The sooner you can evacuate these intruders, the less costly the damage will be. Termite damage may be contained to trees and shrubs and not bother you much, or it can destroy the very structure of your home. Do not wait to get termite pest control in NJ—or anywhere else!
How Long Does Termite Treatment Last?
The length of time that termite treatment will last depends on a few factors, including your environment, the type of treatment used, and how thoroughly the area was covered. Liquid termite treatments can last for up to 5 years if applied properly. If you notice more termites after treatment, they have most likely found a way around or through a spot that was missed.
Contact ChemTec Pest Control
The experts at ChemTec Pest Control will provide termite treatment for your home using the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System. Contact us for more information or to set up an appointment for termite pest control in NJ.