What Are Termites?
Eastern subterranean termites are the most common species of termite found in New York. They are small, white insects, about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch long and feed on cellulose from materials such as wood, paper and soil. Termites are social insects with colonies numbering in the thousands to millions of termites. Their presence can often be detected by the mud tubes that they create to travel in to avoid exposure to direct air.
Things You Should Know:
Termites are the most damaging structural pest in America.
A termite's nest can be over 300 feet away from their food source.
Termite colonies are large and can consist of thousands to millions of termites.
Subterranean termites eat wood 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Subterranean termites enjoy wet and water damaged wood.
Why Are They In My House?
If you have termites in your home or place of business it is most likely because they are foraging for food. Termites feed on anything made of wood and especially enjoy water damaged and wet wood.
Are Termites Dangerous?
Termites are not dangerous to humans; however, they are the most damaging structural pest in America. Termites cause an estimated $5 billion worth of damage each year in the United States. If left unchecked in your home, they could cause massive amounts of damage that may not be covered by your insurance company.
What Does It Take To Get Rid Of Termites?
It is extremely difficult to successfully eliminate a termite colony. The main nest may be as far as 300 feet away from where they forage for food. Parkway Pest Services’ technicians are highly trained in the most effective methods of tracking down and eliminating the source of your termite problem. Learn more about our CT and NY termite control services!
How Soon Can You Get Here?
At Parkway, we understand that it is important to you to take care of your pest problem as soon as possible; therefore it is important to us, as well. Emergency and same day service is available and in most cases we can be there the very next day.
Is The Treatment Safe?
Here at Parkway Pest Services, we pride ourselves on being Green Shield Certified and we use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, so that our treatments are much safer for you and your family. IPM techniques include far fewer uses of chemicals, using them only as a last resort. Instead, we focus on baiting (featuring the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System) and the exclusion of pests.
How Can I Prevent A Future Infestation?
Preventing a termite infestation is nearly impossible. The only option is to constantly monitor the area and take action at the first sign of termite activity. PestGuard+ does just that and provides constant peace of mind and protection from termites and many other pests common to the New York City area. Contact us today for a free quote.
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