Here is a picture of termite workers in the colony. Depending on the size of the colony termites can damage sills, studs, all types of framing materials. The repairs can be small if caught or very expensive if the home is left untreated.
If you think you have termites call us for a free inspection.
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People who are selling their home will generally have a termite inspection after going under contract. Buyers have 10 business days to get a termite inspection (wdi certification) or wood destroying insect inspection to provide to their lender.
If the inspector finds any evidence of termites including old tunnels, damage even treatment holes they may call for a treatment. If the home has been previously treated for termites and is under warranty you can provide that information to the inspector and he should certify it.
If there is no paperwork to substantiate the treatment or warranty you will probably have to have the home retreated unless the buyer is paying cash for your home.
If you find yourself in need of a treatment call Eastern at 800-229-3472. We service all of New Jersey or visit us on the web at www.easterntermitecontrol.com
Chlordane is a chlorinated hydrocarbon that was used widely for termite control under name of Velsicol. It worked very well. Re treats were almost non existant. Unfortunitely, it worked to well and was removed from the market in 1986. The product would last around 30 years in the soil. That means that many homes protected by the termiticide are now subject to reinfestation. If you see active termites, swarmers and mud tunnels you will need another treatment. Today Termidor is the very best product to eliminate the colony.
As soon as the weather breaks a bit we will begin to see termites swarming. The swarmers always come out first in homes built on slabs. This is because these homes do not have a basement and are often warmer.
Termites colonies in homes are usually formed in soil. Within the soil, termites build long sophisticated tunnel systems and mud tunnels through which they access above-ground wood products.
When there are sufficient workers, winged termites can be seen around windows and doors. These are highly attracted to sources of light and are most active in April and May. They mate, then find a new breeding site and create another colony, spreading infestations into different sections of the home or neighborhood.
In the spring the termites will be swarming and you will be overrun with flying swarming termites.