Natural Ways To Combat Termite Infestations In New Jersey
December 30, 2022
Termites are not like other local house pests. You will never find these bugs crawling over surfaces inside your home. Termites live exclusively underground or inside structures of wood. How do these pests get into wood? By chewing tunnels, of course. If you don’t like the idea of termites nibbling their way into your New Jersey home’s structural wood, we have some things you should know today. Contact Heritage Pest Control if you would like to speak to someone about treatment options. We have great plans for pest control in New Jersey and would be happy to find one that meets your needs.
The Life Cycle Of A Termite Colony
Termite colonies do not last forever. All new nests are built with the goal of harvesting a source of cellulose nearby. If a colony starts next to a fallen tree in the middle of a field, it will go away once that tree has been fully turned into nutrient dirt. This process can take years. It takes even longer for an active termite nest to consume the wood inside a home, and it is common for termites to create new colonies nearby while consuming a large structure of wood. This process involves termite swarmers which are winged reproductive members tasked with finding new places to build and feed. If you are dealing with an active termite problem on your New Jersey property and your home’s wood has not been completely chewed apart, know that these pests are not going to go away any time soon.
The Extent Of Property Damage Termites Can Create
Termites cannot level a home in a week. They cannot even destroy one in a year. They can, however, cause extensive damage during this time. Termites damage properties in two ways: by hollowing out wood and by spreading moisture damage. Hollowed wood leads to structural failure, while moisture damage causes swelling, wood discoloration, and mold problems. The longer a termite infestation is allowed to go on unchecked, the more severe these issues become. To avoid this damage, schedule your home for a yearly termite inspection and implement some simple preventative measures.
Natural Termite Prevention Tips For Around The Home
We understand your desire to keep different kinds of termites out of your home. To help you with this today, we want to first offer some simple preventative measures. Let’s start with these natural termite prevention tips.
- Clean up sticks, leaves, and other organic clutter from your yard.
- Remove fallen trees and dead stumps from your property.
- Pick up wet cardboard, newspaper, and other wood-based items around your home’s exterior.
- Address moisture issues in and around your home. This might include leaks, damaged or clogged gutters, and high humidity.
- Repair damage to exterior wood to make sure it isn’t water-damaged, rotting, or in decay.
For better protection against termite problems, let our team know you need help. We offer many amazing year-round treatment options to guarantee these pests stay out of your home’s wood.
The Key To Total Termite Control For New Jersey Properties
The key to total termite control is to find a home pest control company that understands these pests. At Heritage Pest Control, we do not just understand termites, we know what methods work best to remove and keep these pests out of local homes. Let us pay your home and property a visit to identify if you are having trouble with these or other destructive pests. We will work fast to remove active threats and offer some long-term options to keep your equity safe.
Call us now for more information and schedule your New Jersey home for termite treatment.