How To Keep Your Northern New Jersey Home Termite-Free
July 9, 2010
If you see signs of termite activity at your northern New Jersey home, it is important to contact an experienced termite control expert to prevent additional damage from occurring. Termites invade 4 out of 5 homes in Bergen, Passaic, West Essex and Morris counties every year. Living in massive underground colonies that can number in the hundreds of thousands, these voracious wood-eating insects can do considerable damage to your home’s structural wood and even cause structural collapse.
Northern New Jersey pest control companies use two methods to rid homes of termites and protect them from re-infestation: bait systems and liquid pesticides. The success of both termite control methods requires expert application of professional-grade termiticides by experienced northern New Jersey pest control professionals.
The Exterra Bait System uses termites’ biology and social habits to eliminate the entire termite colony. Cylindrical bait stations are installed in the ground around the affected structure and baited with pesticide-laced food. Foraging termites eat the poison, then feed it to colony members via regurgitation. Eventually the entire colony dies. Annual monitoring of bait stations prevents future termite attacks.
Termidor Liquid Application is a non-repellent termiticide that creates a pesticide barrier around infested structures. As foraging termites move through the barrier, poison clings to their bodies and is spread through the entire colony during normal grooming rituals, killing the colony.
If your New Jersey home has suffered a termite invasion, it is important to continue annual inspections through a yearly termite warranty to keep your home termite-free.