Termite Inspection In New Jersey & New York
With their insatiable appetites and destructive nature, termites are responsible for $5 billion of property damage each year. These tiny insects feast on wood, drywall and any material containing cellulose, and once they're inside, only professional pest control services can halt the damage they cause. Learn more about the causes and signs of termite infestations, then call Horizon Pest Control at 1-888-612-2847 for help.
Termites are extremely common, with more than 40 species living in the U.S. alone. You can identify these insects by their soft bodies and straight antenna, as well as their presence around wood and sources of moisture. Termites have only one interest: eating. Their preferred food is found in the walls and other structures, including support beams, floor joists, foundations and more. And because they never stop feeding, there's no limit to the damage they can inflict.
The situation is quickly made worse by termites' high-speed reproduction. Each colony includes a queen, which lays up to 1,000 eggs daily. This enables the colony to expand quickly, overwhelming your home or business and causing serious structural damage and safety concerns.
Warning Signs of Termite Infestation
You won't always know termites are present – they work silently and quickly, going undetected in many cases unless you know what to look for. Signs of an infestation include:
- Hollow-sounding wood
- Cracked or bubbling paint
- Droppings that resemble mounds of salt and pepper
- Swarms of winged insects inside or outside, as well as discarded wings
- Mud tubes on exterior walls, beams and in the crawl space
It's essential to eliminate termites as soon as possible. The cost of repairing termite damage runs the average homeowner about $3,750, and none of the expense will be covered by insurance. There are a few steps you can take on your own, such as eliminating sources of standing water and damp soil and sealing cracks in your foundation. More importantly, you'll need expert termite control from experienced pest removal specialists.
Can You Get Rid of Termites?
With more than 50 years of experience in serving residential and commercial clients, Horizon Pest Control has the skills and technology needed to stop termite infestations. Our courteous, efficient technicians will inspect your property, assess the source of the infestation and eliminate all existing termites. Just as importantly, they'll develop a strategy to prevent their return.
Contact us today for more information about our termite control services for homeowners in Northern, Central and The Shore in NJ and businesses in NYC. We'll provide a free quote, fast, reliable service and proactive pest control to keep your home safe from the threat of termites.