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Termites

The nasty termite is also called the "silent destroyer" because they are just that. They're hidden away in your home or yard munching away on the wood that maintains your home's structure. By the time you've discovered their existence on your property, it's often too late.

Learn about the "silent destroyer"

Warning signs of a potential termite problem:

• A temporary swarm of

 winged insects in your home

 or from the soil around

 your home.

• Any cracked or bubbling

 paint or frass (termite

  droppings).

• Wood that sounds hollow

 when tapped.

• Mud tubes on exterior walls,

  wooden beams or in

  crawl spaces.

• Discarded wings from swarmers.

Eliminate Moisture Problems

• Repair leaking faucets, water  

 pipes, and A/C units

• Divert water from foundation

• Keep gutters and

 downspouts clean

• Remove excessive plant

 cover and wood mulch

• Get rid of standing water

 on roof

• Keep all vents clear and open

• Seal entry points around

 water and utility lines or pipes

How can you protect your home?

Termites are detritivores, or detritus feeders. This means they feed on dead plants and trees as well as dead parts of living trees, including wood and wood in the soil. This ability is what causes concern for you regarding your property. Termite workers only measure approximately 1 cm to a few millimeters in length, but they've got a big bite.

 

Subterranean termite homes are usually found in soil. Like ants, termites build elaborate tunnel systems and mud tunnels through which they access above-ground food sources. The drywood termite lives within the wood and can consume foundations, furniture, shelves and even books.

 

When a colony has matured, you'll be able to see winged, swarming termites around windows and doors. Winged termites are attracted to light and are most active in springtime. After mating, termites will locate a new breeding site and create another colony, spreading potential infestations throughout your property.

Know your termites

Remove Termite Food Sources

• Keep firewood, lumber or

 paper away from foundation or

 crawl space

• Get rid of stumps and debris

 near house

• Place screens on outside vents

• Check decks and wooden

 fences for damage

• Wood on your home shouldn’t

 contact the soil

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There's hope,

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212-864-1400