Termites are extremely small insects that have the potential to do large amounts of damage. Termites feast on wood. They live in large colonies that are underneath homes. During the winter time they are in a semi-hibernated state. However, when the ground thaws they become active once again. They will enter into the home through cracks in the foundation, and they will start to eat away at the walls of the home. Obviously, this is of great concern to homeowners. It is estimated that annually termites do more than $5 billion worth of damage to homes. If you have a problem with termites in your home or business, contact a professional New Jersey termite control company right away.
One of the more obvious indications that you have termites in your home is when you see a flying swarm of them in your home. They will swarm together to reproduce. This usually happens when the weather is warmer outside, sometime during the late spring or early summer. Granted, you may not always see the reproductive swarm flying around the house, as this swarm usually gets together only for a short amount of time.
However, you may see evidence that they were in your home. This evidence will include finding groups of wings on the floor of your basement. If you see this, this is a good indication that there are termites living in your home. If you are not sure that the wings are from termites, gather up some of the wings, and show them to a New Jersey termite control professional. They can help you identify whether or not the wings belong to them.
Another way that termites are often discovered is when homeowners are in the middle of a remodel. While in the midst of the remodel, they may see the signs that termites are eating and living inside the walls. Often times when homeowners see the damage caused by termites in their walls, they can feel overwhelmed. Usually, termites are able to do a large amount of damage in a short amount of time.
Additionally, if your home is infested with termites you might find mud tunnels or mud tubes along the walls of your home. These mud tubes are usually no bigger than the width of a pen or a pencil. These are the tubes that termites use to travel from their nest to other places to find food. Finding these tubes is a good indication that you have them in your home.
Contact a Professional Termite Removal Company in New Jersey
If your home or business is being attacked by termites, contact the professional Morris county termite company. A termite problem is not something that should be ignored. Contact Precise Pest Control at (866) 971-2847 to schedule a free inspection of your home or business.