Identifying the Different Types of Termites

Termites, one of the most dreaded words you can hear as a homeowner. Such tiny little creatures, yet they can cause such extensive damage. The sooner you can get a New Jersey Termite control treatment started to get rid of them; the better the chances of eliminating them from your home with minimal damage, but hopefully, no damage.

Termites are known as detritivores, or detritus feeders. This means they feed on dead plants, trees, as well as the dead parts of a living tree. This includes the wood, and the wood in the soil. A termite’s teeth have the ability to tear through and destroy wood. This is why homeowners panic at the very thought of the word, “termite.” Termites are so destructive; they can destroy a home’s foundation, along with the property in it.

There are multiple types of termites. Here are some of the most common types:

Eastern Subterranean Termites

Eastern Subterranean Termites are the most prevalent type of termite in North America. This particular termite eats on such things as: cotton, paper, as well as the roots and wood of trees and bushes. The colonies of Eastern Subterranean Termites can live up to 30 years. Although they primarily live underground, they do sometimes exist above ground. You may not always see them, which means they can be destroying your home without you even knowing it. So be sure to look for the termite tunnels and tubes they create.

Formosan Subterranean Termites

These are very destructive termites that live primarily in warmer climates, like the south. These termites are capable of consuming and destroying large quantities of wood in a short period of time; such as, a pound of wood a day. The queen can have up to 1300 eggs a day, which means they can create very large colonies. They also eat much more than just wood; such as, plastic and metal. When they tunnel in your walls, they use their saliva and feces to build the tunnels, which will eventually cause your tunnels to bulge in areas. The bulging walls are an excellent identifier to this type of termite problem, and treatment needs to be started immediately.

The other types of termites are: Western Subterranean Termite, Desert Subterranean Termite, and the Drywood Termites. They are all as equally damaging and need to be treated as soon as you discover you have a problem.

Contact Precise Termite and Pest Control for Termite Removal Services

If you are suffering with termites in your home and need a professional termite removal service in New Jersey, contact Precise Termite and Pest Control at (866) 971-2847 to schedule a free inspection of your home. With over 25 years of servicing northern New Jersey, Precise Termite and Pest Control is a qualified pest control company that will ensure %100 percent satisfaction. Precise Pest Control is a proud Morris County Termite Company, and also services Passaic County, Bergen County, and many other counties in NJ.