Why It’s Never Too Late for Termite Infestations in New Jersey
Posted on 11.08.18 in Termites
Termites are usually the most visible to us during the warmer months of the year, especially in the spring when they begin swarming looking for new mates. Unfortunately, the most common termites in New Jersey are subterranean termites. They can remain active all day, every day, all year long. These termites can survive in their nests that are located deep within the ground below the frost line. The real danger is when they have found their way into your home where they can remain during the cold weather.
Termites do not hibernate, although they may slow down a little. So, it is very important that you don't your guard down throughout the winter even if there are no visible signs of infestation. All they need is a little warmth, water, and wood, making your home the perfect place for them to reside. No matter where they nest, in your home or deep beneath the ground, they will find wood to consume and they will be hard to eliminate.
Subterranean termites feed on wood and cellulose, preferably moist or water-damaged. Within the termites' caste system the workers are the ones that do most of the work for the colony by running back and forth through tunnels that they have hollowed out to gather food. Soldiers are the members that defend the colony, and reproductives are necessary for growing the colony.
These termites do not bite or sting, but they will do cause significant damage to a home, which can be very costly to repair. They can eat their way through walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, personal belongings, and insulation. They can even weaken structural beams, framing, and finished wood.
Termites need to be prevented in order to avoid this costly damage, a professional pest control service can help you at whatever stage of termite infestation you are experiencing. In New Jersey, you can count on the experienced professionals at ChemTec Pest Control. We start with a thorough inspection, followed by termite elimination services if necessary using the Sentricon® System with Always Active™. This system is a highly effective, eco-friendly, and non-invasive way to control termites on your property completely.
It’s never too late to get professional termite prevention. For more information about getting rid of termites, and termite prevention, give us a call today at ChemTec Pest Control in New Jersey.