How To Protect Your Home From Termites

Termite Facts

Did you know that termites can be found in every state of the U.S. except for Alaska?  That means if you live in northern NJ, termite infestations are a fairly common occurrence. Why? Termites thrive in warm and moisture-rich environments with access to wood where they consume their primary food source, cellulose. Cellulose is an organic fiber found in wood. Because most homes are built using wood framing, this makes infestations within residential structures, i.e. houses, ideal for termites.

Cost Of Termite Damage

Termites can create a significant amount of costly structural damage to residential housing if left untreated. But that’s not all. The damage resulting from a termite infestation can also diminish the structural integrity of a home.

How Do You Know If You Have A Termite Infestation?

Here are five clues that you may indicate you have a termite problem:

  1. Mud tubes (vertically oriented) along your home’s foundation
  2. Hollow wood around your home
  3. Crumbling or otherwise damaged wood
  4. Maze-like patterns in wood furniture, flooring or walls
  5. Discolored drywall or peeling paint that resembles water damage

How Do You Protect Your Home From Termite Damage?

At Mrs. Bzzz Pest & Termite Solutions, we provide a comprehensive plan that begins with a termite inspection to identify where the termites are and the degree of damage done. We then implement treatment which includes termite baiting and monitoring.  Our Advance Termite Bait System termite control treatment not only helps to eliminate termite colonies but it also notifies us when there is new activity. So, if termites do re-appear in your home, our Advance Termite Bait System can reveal their presence to our termite control professionals, who can ascertain the appropriate termite treatment strategy for your home and current situation.

If you suspect that you may have termite activity within your home, call 973-513-3501 immediately to speak with our expert termite exterminators to schedule a termite control inspection.

How to Get Rid of Termites