Termites

Four Unique Facts About NJ Termites


Everyone can agree that termites are bad news, and reason to contact a pest exterminator in my area. Here are some fascinating facts you may not know about this common NJ pest.

Four Facts About NJ Termites

1. Termites are small, but frighteningly mighty. These busy insects cause an astounding $5 billion in property damage in the United States each year. This surpasses their “rival” carpenter ants who, unlike termites, do not actually eat wood.

2. Subterranean termites have the dubious distinction of being the most destructive termite species. Unfortunately, they can be found in 49 of the 50 states. Thanks to the frigid temperatures of Alaska, that is the only spot they avoid. A subterranean termite colony, either underground or in a damp, secluded area above ground, can include up to two million members.

3. Mud tubes are one of the more common and distinctive signs of a termite infestation. These pencil-sized tunnels, composed of soil and wood, are used by subterranean termites to travel back and forth from underground to above the surface.

4. Appearances can be deceiving. Don’t assume those winged insects in your building are harmless flying ants. During spring, winged members of a termite colony head out to mate and find new living quarters. Known as swarmers, their presence is generally indicative of a sizeable infestation nearby.

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