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Get the Facts on Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites are the single most destructive insect pest in the United States, causing billions of dollars in structural damage each year. While subterranean termites are beneficial in nature, the presence of termites in your home or business is cause for serious concern. Contact a termite control provider in Queens as soon as you notice termite activity in your home or business to minimize damage. Here are some important facts you should know about subterranean termites.

Termite Habits
A termite colony requires two to four years to fully mature. The size of a termite colony depends on factors such as location, availability of food, and environmental conditions, especially temperature and moisture. Some termite colonies remain small while others contain up to several thousand Termites in Queenstermites. Subterranean termites feed on wood and other materials containing cellulose. Termites use their scissor-like jaws to eat wood and cellulose-containing materials 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Signs of Infestation
Active termite infestations can be difficult to detect early on, but it’s important that you stay on the lookout for signs of termite activity so you can schedule treatment and keep damage to a minimum. One of the first signs you’ll notice is swarming termites inside the house, especially during the spring mating season. You may also notice termite shelter tubes, also known as mud tubes, on crawl space piers and foundation walls and slabs. Damaged wood is also an indication that termites are active in your home or business.

Termite Treatment
Advanced Bait Systems are very effective at treating large termite infestations. These baits are designed to be non-repellant to termites, ensuring that the pests carry the bait into the colony. After enough time passes, a sufficient dosage will be delivered to other termites in the colony, including the queen, leading to the elimination of the entire colony. Contact an exterminator serving the Five Boroughs of New York City to learn more about riding your home or business of termites for good.

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