TERMITE CONTROL FRANKLIN
With approximately 4,000 different species of termites, no home is safe. Its amazing how termites eat wood nonstop and never get fat. The damage caused by termites could rival the best horror film. Franklin, NJ is not immune. Franklin homes and offices are often attack by the subterranean termite, who majority bad actor resulting in 90% of the $5 billion dollars of damage, annually. Each colony has around 1 million members and there can be 3 to 4 colonies per building. They never sleep and termite feeding and damage can progress undetected in exposed wood because often the outer surface is left intact while the inside is eaten away!
Inspection (Regular) and education are your best defense to protect your property from termites. Without regular inspections, termite control will be more difficult and your home can be under attack by termite infestations undetected for years; hidden behind walls, floor coverings, insulation and other obstructions.
On the Spot Pest Control has served Franklin, NJ for many years, with many satisfied clients. Termite inspections is also known as, technically speaking, WDO (Wood Destroying Organisms) Inspection. We will look for points that are conducive to termites – areas of the structure that, if they aren’t fixed, are likely to attract termites, fungus, dry rot, and all the rest.
The one thing most frightening about termites is they can go undetected. There is no obvious indication to the untrained eye that a structure is infested or vulnerable. On the Spot Pest Control’s termite Inspection experts thoroughly examine your structure and identify whether termites or another insect has caused the problem.
Some of the signs of infestation:
Termites leave a variety of signs as to their presence, and with meticulous inspections you may be able to tell if you have an infestation and catch it before too much damage is done. Random wings on windowsills or flying termites in your home certainly are cause for alarm. Look for visible wood damage around your home. The biggest sign is if you break open a piece of wood and it is honeycombed or carved out, the damage was likely caused by termites. If wood sounds hollow when tapped, then it has been severely damaged.
Advantageous Conditions for Termites in the Area Surrounding Franklin
To keep your home or office termite free you can do the following:
- Keep shower pans free of leaks, and all plumbing in good repair.
- Routinely fill in any cracks in your masonry or concrete; make sure there are no entry points to your attic.
- When watering your lawn, don’t sprinkle stucco or wood siding.
- Keep your gutters and downspouts in good repair.
- Keep foundation air vents fully exposed; don’t let them become overgrown with shrubbery.
- Avoid moisture accumulation around the foundation of your home.
- Remove old form boards, grade stakes, etc., left in place after the building was constructed.
- Remove old tree stumps and roots around and beneath the building.
- Eliminate any wood contact with the soil. An 18-inch gap between the soil and wood portions of the building is ideal
Franklin, NJ is a beautiful town and we are proud to be the premier pest control provider. Give us a call to schedule your inspection or just to ask questions!
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