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Termites damage approximately 600,000 homes in the U.S. each year. Homeowners spend more than $5 billion on termite control and repairs annually. However, termites don’t just infest residential properties; they prey on commercial properties too.
If you suspect a termite infestation in your home or business, it’s essential to act right away. They are one of the most destructive pests to have in and around your property. By the time you’ve noticed the signs, serious damage might have already occurred.
Call B & D Pest Solutions LLC in New Jersey today—we will get rid of your termite infestation with safe and minimal use of chemicals. Because of the proximity of humans to the infested areas, we take extra precautions to avoid any toxicity or allergies developing in our customers.
Signs of Termite Damage
Termites are a necessary part of the ecosystem. They feed on cellulose, which is found in all kinds of dead plants. Their sticky excretions hold the soil together, which prevents soil erosion. Therefore, termites put dead plants back into the ground and make way for newer ones to grow. Farmers have been known to plant their crops by termite mounds because the soil is fertilized, and crops can grow without artificial fertilizer.
However, because termites feed on wood, they can cause severe damage to homes and buildings. They are capable of compromising the strength and safety of a building even to the point where the structure is unsafe to live or work in.
So how do you know if you have termites. Here is a list of some of the most common signs of a termite infestation:
- Chewing or quiet clicking sounds – If you hear these noises coming from your walls, you likely have termites. Soldier termites bang their head against the wood or shake their bodies to signal the colony that there is danger. Worker termites, the ones that love eating your woodwork, are noisy when they eat. If you put your ear close to the wall, you may hear them munching away on the inside.
- Flying termites and discarded wings – This is often one of the first signs that you have an infestation. Flying termites are the males and females that have left the nest to find a mate. Some swarm at night, while others swarm during the day; however, all dry wood termites swarm after rain at certain times of the year.
- Mud tubes – Subterranean termite species generally build mud tubes to protect and provide moisture for them. These tubes are commonly found near the foundation of a home or building.
- Hollow-sounding wood – Since termites consume wood from the inside out, the structures that they chew on will begin to sound hollow when knocked or tapped on. You may also see cracks on internal walls. As they consume the cellulose found in the wood within the walls, the visible cracks are often signs. This hallow sound can be found in wooden beams, ceilings, and rafters in an attic. They can also damage wooden flooring.
- Tunnels in the wood – Tunnels, also known as galleries, aren’t obvious when made inside your walls. But if there are any cracks or exposed pieces of timber in your home or property, it’s a sign you have termites. Different types of technology can detect tunnels and the termite’s activity even when there are no visible signs.
- Termite droppings – Known as frass, dry wood termites generally create kick-out holes to push their dropping out of the nest. Frass looks like tiny, oval-shaped pellets that gather in mounds that look like piles of pepper or salt.
Termite Exterminators in NJ, CT, PA & NY
If you suspect a termite infestation, then you need to act now. The longer you wait, the greater the damage and costs. We understand very well how delicate this problem is. That’s why we will act quickly and effectively and end this problem in no time. Methods of termite control include baiting and removing existing termites and preventing future infestations. Termite problems shouldn’t be handled using DIY solutions, as they often prove ineffective and increase the damage over time. Our termite exterminator team will use dedicated pesticides that will be applied thoroughly and safely. Fumigation or liquid treatments are examples of termite control that experts should only use.
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