Termites won’t give you any kind of warning before they infest your home; if they did, we could easily prevent them; but, sadly, this is not the case. In fact, termites are known to invade homes for long periods of times without being noticed at all and are often only discovered when it is too late.
Summer has officially begun and if you haven’t already taken preventative action against termites, now is the time! If termites have invaded your home or you believe they have, there are a variety of signs that homeowners should be on the lookout for; these signs can be almost undetectable, so it is important to pay very close attention when searching for them. If you see a termite swarm outside your home, there is most likely an active termite colony nearby, whereas, if you are spotting these termite swarmers indoors, you are probably already dealing with an active infestation in your home. It is never a good sign to spot discarded swarmer wings around the inside or the outside your home; swarmer termites only discard their wings when they have found a new structure to invade and set up a colony. Another sign that termites have invaded your property is finding mud tubes around the exterior of your home. Termites use these tunnels to get to their food source and back to their nest. Lastly, noticing wood damage to your home is a telltale sign of a termite problem. They will feed on the wooden foundation of your home, almost to the point of hollowing it out, making it dangerous to live in. Termite damage is very expensive, stressful, and hard to fix; in fact, termites cause over 5 billion dollars in damages in the United States each year! It’s very important to take action as soon as you start to notice any of these signs.
If you are one of the many people are dealing with a termite infestation or just want to ensure that you’re protected from termites before they cause any expensive structural damage to your home, contact your local pest control company immediately! For New Jersey residents, ChemTec Pest Control is the company to call. To eliminate termites in your home and around your property, one of our professional termite control inspectors will come to evaluate your situation, accurately identify termites, and then choose the best treatment plan option for you and your home. We are an authorized operator of the Sentricon® System with Always Active™, which is an eco-friendly and non-destructive termite baiting system. Bait stations are strategically placed throughout your property where foraging termites will ingest and spread it to the rest of the colony, eliminating even the queen. This system can be used to prevent future infestations as well. We also offer the option of Termidor termite protection, where a Termidor trained technician will use this termiticide to eradicate your termite problem. For proactive termite monitoring throughout the year, we use the Termiscope System. This helps prevent infestations from occurring.
We have been protecting homes in New Jersey, including the Bergen and Passaic Counties, for over 80 years. We value our clients and their property and understand how frustrating a termite infestation can be, which is why we offer quick response times and effective solutions— call us today and you could meet with our termite inspector this afternoon! Contact us at Chemtec Pest Control to learn more about our termite treatment options and how we can rid your home of termites for good!