Are there insects around your house that look like flying ants? Has your home or office been inspected for termites recently? Left untreated, termites can make quick work of your residential or commercial building, resulting in significant property damage and headache. You can trust Jersey City’s most dependable and trusted choice in pest control. On the Spot Pest Control will do everything they can to protect your structure from termites. From our free inspection and upfront estimates to our top of the line treatments and knowledgeable technicians, you’ll learn what the buzz Jersey City is about: On the Spot Pest Control lives up to its name.

How to identify termites. Termite workers are wingless, white to grayish-white with a round, yellow-brown head and about 6 to 9 mm (1/4 to 3/8 inch) long. Swarmers have straight, bead-like antennae, a thick waist and a pair of long, equal-length wings that break off easily. The existence of winged termites or wings that have shed inside a home are signs of a termite infestation.

Termites examine and search for cracks, expansion joints, hollow bricks or concrete blocks around plumbing for an entry point, as small as 1/32 of an inch, to get to the tasty wood within your home. It is often recommended New Jersey homeowners obtain a termite inspection at least once a year including homes that have been recently serviced. Not all Jersey City, NJ termites are the same, however Subterranean Termites are the main perpetrators. Since every home is constructed differently, for the most part, it’s obvious that every termite infestation should not be treated the same. Each home should be thoroughly inspected and a property specific treatment prescribed.

Why are professional termite inspections important?

  • Typically, homeowner’s insurance does not provide protection against termite damage
  • Termite colonies or damage may not be visible to the untrained eye
  • No home is safe from a termite infestation
  • Termites cause more damage to homes each year than fire and floods combined

There are many myths surrounding termites, and we thought we should mention some of the truths about termites. Per the NPCA Field Guide to Structural Pests:

  • More than 365,000 homes will need the fire department this year. But over 2 million homes will require termite treatment.
  • Homeowners insurance will help recover losses from fires, storms and earthquakes, but it is almost impossible to carry insurance against termite infestation

To learn more about our extensive termite treatment and prevention program call us today and speak to one of our amazing specialists. You’re also welcome to submit a Contact Us form while you’re here on our site. On the Spot Pest Control practices the most effective treatment methods for termite elimination.

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Chris has the best pest control company in the area. He is extremely knowledgeable about the industry and runs a very organized business. I call him for all of my pest needs. Phone calls are always returned quickly. He is accommodating with scheduling and always arrives on time to do a thorough job. On The Spot will be my pest company for life. 🙂

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