Termites are a destructive pest and cause more than $5 billion in damage every year. Termites can be one of the most detrimental things to happen to your home. The Douglas Elliman Real Estate Company talks about the importance of proactively treating for termites in your home in their article: Seven Steps to Maintain the Value of Your Home.
The insects are small and closely related to ants. They feed on wood, soil and detritus and often make large nests in houses and wood structures. Termites are referred to as “silent invaders” and can be present in your home without you ever knowing it. They often don’t reveal themselves until a real estate transaction occurs and a termite inspection is required. If a homeowner has termites and experiences a termite swarm he should consider himself lucky to have discovered their presence. Evidence of a termite swarm will typically happen in the spring when a homeowner will notice either swarms of insects inside of his home. It is also possible to discover a pile of termites shed wings on the ground, usually on a lower level of a home. Removing termite colonies requires an experienced pest professional. Termites are not a do-it-yourself pest.
Experts offer a number of options for their clients, and a property inspection is one of the first places to start. Termite inspectors are trained to locate colonies, and they can quickly identify critical zones that the pests use to enter. Often, it is imperative to treat these areas with a termiticide. The termiticide can be injected into the ground, under walls and beneath concrete slabs. This is one aspect of a termite elimination strategy and works to prevent the pests from crossing into a structure.
RM Termite & Pest Control specializes in termites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Call us today to schedule a free inspection and an estimate to protect your largest investment, your home.
Evidence of Termites in New Jersey & Pennsylvania
Termites within a structure are usually not very obvious. There are several telltale signs of termite problems that you may notice around your property or business. In New Jersey, subterranean termites are most often the kind of termite found in structures. These termites live underneath the concrete foundation of your building and build tubes of mud through the concrete and into the structure’s wood. You may notice mud tubes as wide as a pencil in the exposed wood of your building, especially in lower levels such as a basement or in damp areas around windows. You may actually see the whitish colored termites within the mud tunnels if you chip away some of the mud from the tunnel. During the spring and again in the autumn, you may notice flying termites around your property or inside of your structure (referred to as a swarm).
We are fully licensed and insured. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer service and in our forty years of experience have a thorough understanding of termites and termite damage in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We offer free termite and pest inspections and estimates and will work closely with you until your pest problems are resolved.
How to Hire the Right Termite Company
Damage from termites takes time to develop, and it is essential to find the right extermination company. A few days will not make a big difference in the damage that even large termite colonies can do inside of a home. Quality work is essential, and homeowners should check for a few things:
- Consider experience. Termites are one of the most serious pests you can face in your home. Don’t leave it to someone new to the business.
- Ensure that the company you select is licensed in the local state.
- Ask for references from satisfied clients.
- Honest companies should also give a free estimate and provide a guarantee for their work.
We are fully licensed and insured. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer service and in our forty years of experience have a thorough understanding of the termites of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We offer free termite inspections and estimates and will work closely with you until your termite problems are resolved