Insects

What to Know About Wood-Eating and Wood-Damaging Pests


Pests that cause damage to wood by eating it or tunneling through it can end up making your home unsafe. Fixing the damage that these pests cause can also be costly. Find out more about these wood-destroying pests, so you can get help from NJ pest control services.

Types of Wood-Destroying Insects

There are several different species of bugs that can destroy wood in your home. Some of the more common ones include termites, carpenter ants and certain kinds of beetles. They can all damage wood by either feeding on it or tunneling through it.

Detecting Wood-Destroying Insects

Finding out that you have these insects is important, so that you can have infestations eliminated quickly. However, keep in mind that these bugs are able to quietly do damage to wood while they’re inside walls and other areas that are hard to access. This allows these insects to go undetected for many months or even several years.

When you notice signs of damage to wood, such as a hollow sound or a sagging floor, it’s essential to have your home inspected. This way, you’ll know if you have an infestation, and you can have it treated as soon as possible.

If you suspect that you have wood-destroying pests, it’s time to call in professional NJ pest control services. Contact Allison Pest Control for more information on our services for NJ homeowners.

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