Termite Identification & Prevention

Termites are one of the most destructive pests to host around your property, so contact Trius Pest Management for removal assistance the moment you see or suspect these insects are present.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Termites

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What are termites?

Termites are small, soft-bodied insects that are well-known for their behaviors of chewing through wood and creating colonies. Most termites are cream to tan or light brown in color, they have strong jaws, and they grow to a maximum of about half an inch in length. Reproductive termites, also known as swarmers, may grow a little larger and they do have a pair of wings they use to leave their original colonies.

In our area, eastern subterranean termites are the most problematic species. Contact Trius Pest Management today for termite identification if you suspect this pest is chewing away at the wood on your property.

Are termites dangerous?

While termites don’t bite humans directly or spread diseases into human structures, they are still an incredibly dangerous pest to host around your property. Termites are constantly tunneling and chewing through wood to create their colonies, and as these pests invade the wooden areas of your structure, they create significant damage.

Signs that termites are ruining the wood in your home include sinking floors and ceilings, tight-fitting doors and windows, wood that appears moisture-damaged, or wood that breaks easily under a slight touch. You may also see termite frass, which looks much like wood shavings or sawdust.

Professional termite control is the only way to eliminate this pest and avoid these dangers.

Why do I have a termite problem?

Your property most likely has a termite problem because it provides easy access to wood and the excess moisture that termites love to pursue. You may also accidentally introduce termites to your property by bringing infested lumber to your structure. If you notice an increase in termites around your property, you should check for factors that attract these pests; Trius Pest Management can help with this task.

Where will I find termites?

Termites are commonly found underground in their colonies, though these colonies may stretch to your property’s foundation. Termites will then be seen entering properties via mud tubes, and you may find termites inside all of the wooden structures of your property such as support beams, walls, ceilings, attics, and even wooden furniture.

Outdoors, you might notice termites invading fallen trees, piles of debris, or munching their way through stored wood piles.

How do I get rid of termites?

Termite removal is an extensive process, and only Trius Pest Management can help you get rid of termites for good. With the help of our pest management professionals, you won’t need to worry about finding every termite hiding spot yourself or using less-than-effective DIY termite control solutions to eradicate this pest. Our team will find the root cause of your problem and treat your termite issues so you can reclaim your property.

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How can I prevent termites in the future?

Keep up effective termite control and prevention around your property with these tips to deter future termite problems:

  • Clear outdoor areas of long grasses, overgrown foliage, wood piles, and fallen trees to eliminate easy termite hiding spots.
  • Reduce soil-to-wood contact around your property’s foundation to make it difficult for termites to invade interior spaces.
  • Address moisture issues both inside and outside of your property to prevent excess water from attracting termites.
  • Seal all cracks and gaps around your property’s structure to prevent termites from easily entering interior areas.

Reach out to Trius Pest Management today for more termite prevention advice or home pest control assistance for your Wayne, NJ, property.

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