When Does “Termite Season” Start?
When Does “Termite Season” Start? By Horizon Pest Control Like most bugs, termite activity typically peaks during warmer weather. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to start watching for signs of a termite problem as early as spring. However, termites are unique in that they never actually stop being active during a particular […]
4 Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before Needing an Exterminator
4 Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before Needing an Exterminator By Horizon Pest Control In many cases, pest infestations can be avoided. Unfortunately, if you don’t work in pest control, you might not realize what is making you susceptible to a pest problem. If you’re hoping to avoid pest infestations, make sure to keep the […]
6 New Jersey Pests That Can Damage Your Property and Belongings
6 New Jersey Pests That Can Damage Your Property and Belongings By Horizon Pest Control When evaluating pests in a typical New Jersey neighborhood, you’ll find that some are far more destructive than others. In their search for food and shelter, bugs, rodents, and other critters can damage your home, prized possessions, and even the […]
What Termites Eat (No, It’s Not Just Wood)
What Termites Eat (No, It’s Not Just Wood) By Horizon Pest Control If you ask most people what termites eat, they’ll probably answer right away with “wood.” While it’s true that termites chew through wood, they derive nutrients from the cellulose that wood contains. Cellulose is an organic compound found in plant cell walls and […]
5 Signs That Your Home Has Termites
5 Signs That Your Home Has Termites By Horizon Pest Control No one wants to imagine that it will happen to them, but unfortunately, termite infestations affect countless households throughout the country every year. In fact, the EPA reports that termites cause, not millions, but billions of dollars in structural damage across the U.S. annually. […]
Do Termites Eat Anything Other Than Wood?
Do Termites Eat Anything Other Than Wood? By Horizon Pest Control Do Termites Eat Anything Other Than Wood? We all have heard that termites feed on wood, and hopefully you have not learned this from your own personal experience. Termites can destroy the natural beauty of forests, they can make homes unlivable, and they can […]
Indicators of Termite Damage
Indicators of Termite Damage By Horizon Pest Control Termites can cause significant damage to your home and other buildings on your property. Wood is the mainstay of the termite diet, but they can traverse through a variety of materials other than wood and cause serious structural damage, even rendering it unlivable. Subterranean termites build their […]
How to NOT Bring Pests Home With You While Traveling
How to NOT Bring Pests Home With You While Traveling By Horizon Pest Control When you go on vacation or a trip you want to bring back good memories, great experiences, maybe even some awesome pictures and cool souvenirs. What you don’t want to bring back are bedbugs, roaches, ticks, or termites. Since so many […]
DIY Pest Control Tips for 8 Common Pests
DIY Pest Control Tips for 8 Common Pests By Horizon Pest Control There are numerous reasons why it is smart to learn do-it-yourself pest control methods even if you have an account with a professional. You never know when some of the pests featured here might bother you. Here are some simple ways to handle […]
What’s the Difference Between Carpenter Ants and Termites Anyway?
What’s the Difference Between Carpenter Ants and Termites Anyway? By Horizon Pest Control Given the fact that both are associated with extensive wood damage, homeowners often mistake and confuse one with the other. But termites and carpenter ants are quite different from each other. There are several physical and behavioral differences between the two. Differences […]