With nearly 4,000 different species of termites, no home or office is safe. It’s astonishing how termites eat wood nonstop and never get fat, while causing damage that could rival the best horror film. Newton, NJ is very susceptible due to its high number of trees and foliage. Newton homes and offices are often the victim of the notorious subterranean termite, who provide 90% of the $5 billion dollars of damage, annually. With each colony having a population around 1 million, the average home has 3 to 4 colonies. Termites 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!

Regular inspections and education are the first line of defense to protect your property from termites. In the absence of 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 helped Newton, 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 disheartening thing termites is their uncanny ability 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 Newton

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

Newton, 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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