Insects

New Jersey Wood Damaging Pests: Termites


Termites are able to cause extensive damage to homes thanks to their ability to go undetected for months or years. These pests are hard to notice, since they spend so much time inside walls and other structures. How can you tell if you need an NJ termite exterminator?

How to Identify Termites

You might not see actual termites inside your home. However, it’s still a good idea to know what they look like just in case. These bugs have straight antennae rather than bent antennae, and they’re typically between one-quarter and one-half of an inch long. Termites are usually a light brown color, although some are lighter. Even if you don’t see these pests, you might see piles of their discarded wings near windows.

Signs of Termite Activity

Although termites can be difficult to notice when they’re inside walls, there are other signs to watch for. You should have an inspection done if you see mud or dirt tubes along your foundation or other exterior parts of your home. Other signs include floors that bend or sag, cracks in walls and peeling paint or blistering paint on wood. If you have any of these signs, you could have an active infestation.

When you have termites, it’s crucial to have them eliminated right away. Contact Allison Pest Control, so we can send an NJ termite exterminator to your home before these pests can cause more damage.

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