Did you know that termites and ants are sworn enemies while also being some of the most common pests that Monmouth termite control and ant control technicians deal with? Despite this, some blind termites are able to get close to ant nests in order to look for food. What makes this possible?
Researchers studying termites have found that these pests are able to detect small vibrations in the ground from ants moving around. As ants walk around their nest, they make vibrations that serve as a warning sign to blind termites. Although these termites can’t see ants approaching, tiny vibrations let them know that ants are nearby. As soon as they detect these vibrations, they can look for a hiding spot until it’s safe to come out.
While it’s still too early to rely on sound to deter termites in homes, this research could help scientists develop a way to do so. Being able to mimic the vibrations that ants make could help prevent termites from entering homes and other buildings. For now, NJ homeowners should watch for signs of termite infestations, such as holes in wood, and consider having an inspection done. Finding termites early can help ensure that an infestation is dealt with before these pests can do severe damage.
If you need Monmouth termite control at your home, please contact Allison Pest Control. Our expert pest control technicians can effectively eliminate termite infestations in your NJ home.