Termites cause over $2 billion dollars of damage each year. Termites have been labeled as the “silent destroyer,” and most of the time, they go unnoticed for a long period of time.
There are different types of termites. The Eastern Subterranean Termite is the most common termite in America. These are the only termites found in Northern New Jersey.
When underground, each termite has a specific role – reproductive, worker, or soldier. The workers and the soldiers are almost blind. Since they spend their lives in the dark, the have no need to develop operative eyes. The reproductive termites are the only ones that need eye and use their eyesight. They need it in order to fly to find mates and a new home to feed off of.
Termites hide beneath flooring, behind siding, walls and wood trim. They also eat 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Without the eye of a termite exterminator in NJ, the damage it can create on someone’s home is traumatic.
One in five homes in New Jersey are expected to be invaded by these pests. Termite control companies are frequently being called to save a person’s home from being destroyed.