How to Inspect & Get Rid of Reproductive Swarming Eastern Subterranean Termites; Termite Detection, Removal & Prevention Tips
Termites are the most destructive species of insect that humans will ever come into contact with. Termites are responsible for millions of dollars of damage every year and will completely destroy the structural integrity of any home they invade. Spring time is termite swarming season, meaning that a whole new colony of termites will be flying around your home, dropping their wings, and landing extremely close to your residence. Termite swarming season can potentially become the beginning of an awful termite infestation within the walls of your home and you may not have any clue that is has begun.
Beware of Termites Gaining Access into your Northern New Jersey Home
The most common termite species found in Northern New Jersey is the Eastern Subterranean termite. Once the reproductive class of these termites have swarmed, dropped their wings and are safely on the ground near your home, they will start building mud tunnels to gain access into your home. Mud tunnels can be easily spotted if you know what you are looking for. They lead from the ground up directly to the perimeter of your home where the termites will begin chewing through wood and other materials; slowly destroying the structural integrity of your house. If you spot any sign of mud tunnels around the perimeter of your home, leave them be and call Merlin’s Pest Control. Destroying the mud tunnels may actually make your termite problem worse as termites will often abandon a destroyed mud tunnel and start building a new one right away in a more hidden area. The professional pest technicians at Merlin’s Pest Control will take all of the appropriate and proven steps to stop termites from invading your home.
Perform a Thorough Visual Termite Inspection of Your Home
This time of year is more important than any to inspect your home for any sign of termites and termite damage. Look for any sign of buckling paint or tiny holes in the wood of your home. Termite damaged wood appears to be crushed at structural bearing points. Termite damaged wood also has a hollow sound when it is knocked on or gently tapped with a hammer. The best way to protect your home from termites, or ensure that they do not return is to hire Merlin’s Pest Control to perform a professional termite inspection. Technicians will meticulously inspect every area of your home to locate any sign of termites, termite colonies and any termite damage that has already been done. Merlin’s Pest Control technicians will pinpoint the exact location of termites in your home and completely destroy them.