How To Get Rid Of Termites: A Comprehensive Guide For New Jersey Homeowners

November 5, 2023

Termites are one of the worst types of pests that you can have in your home. Unlike other types of pests, termites can stay active all year long. Once they have established a proper nesting place, they will continue destroying and eating away at the wood they live in or near.

Heritage Pest Control is committed to ensuring that everyone has a termite-free home. Our thoroughly trained New Jersey termite control technicians know the most effective strategies and techniques to use to eliminate termites from your property for good.

a termite crawling on a mound

Termites are one of the worst types of pests that you can have in your home. Unlike other types of pests, termites can stay active all year long. Once they have established a proper nesting place, they will continue destroying and eating away at the wood they live in or near.

Heritage Pest Control is committed to ensuring that everyone has a termite-free home. Our thoroughly trained New Jersey termite control technicians know the most effective strategies and techniques to use to eliminate termites from your property for good. 

Termite Activity: How To Identify The Signs

Subterranean termites are one of the most common species our termite extermination team deals with. As their name suggests, this species prefers to live underground. To ensure that the worker termites can stay out of the sun, they will build long tubes out of mud to safely travel from their nests to the food source. If you see these mud tubes on the exterior of your home, you should have your home inspected right away. Other signs to look out for include:

  • Blistered wood
  • Peeling or cracking paint
  • Small piles of sawdust-like material
  • Sagging ceilings
  • Buckled floorboards
  • Brittle wood
  • Small pin holes in wooden surfaces

You may also notice small flying termites swarming around your property in the spring. You should schedule a termite inspection soon if you see any of these signs. 

Devastating Effects: Understanding The Potential Damage Of Termites

Termites are small insects that are usually only 1/16 of an inch long. Because of their small size, many people underestimate the damage they can cause. A large colony can consume several ounces of wood in a single day. Over time, this could mean a lot of damage to your home. At first, you might only notice small holes in your drywall and other areas. However, you could start seeing more significant damage within a year, like brittle floorboards and sagging roofs.

If you suspect you have termites in or around your home, contact a professional termite inspector. 

Building A Fortress: Essential Steps For Termite Prevention

Termites are like areas that have plenty of moisture. If you want to keep termites away from your home, the first thing that our termite removal team recommends doing is eliminating any excess water. Make sure your gutters drain properly, and the water can drain away from your home. You should also avoid using mulch too close to your home as it tends to retain water. Also, ensure that your home's crawl spaces and other damp areas are well-ventilated. 

Another thing you can do to keep termites away is inspect your home regularly. Look for any small holes or other signs of termites on your home's interior and exterior walls. It is also a good idea to inspect it by a professional to ensure you don't overlook anything. 

Calling In the Experts: Professional Termite Control

Termites are one of the most destructive insects in New Jersey. Heritage Pest Control provides comprehensive home pest control near you and works diligently until every last termite is removed from your home. Give us a call today to get your free quote and schedule your professional inspection.

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