Winter Is A Popular Vacation Time, But Not For Termites

Winter is the time when New Jersey residents love to take a vacation and get away from the cold. But guess what- not termites!!! Unfortunately termites don’t take a vacation during the winter months just because the weather outside is frightful.

Even though it’s cold outside, termites won’t be slowed down too much, especially if they’ve already created an entryway to your home. Since your home is climate controlled with the aid of heat, conditions are still ideal for termites to continue their favorite activity- eating wood!

Remember the most important signs of a termite infestation in your home:

  1. Damaged wood
  2. Buckling paint or tiny holes on wood
  3. Mud tubes on exterior walls
  4. Presence of frass: (wood-colored droppings produced by drywood termites).
  5. The appearance of a swarm near light sources

There are two different types of termites, requiring different types of treatment programs.

Subterranean termites live in soil and make their way into the foundation of your home by forming mud tubes. From here they can get into baseboards and wall studs without you knowing. They can also easily gain entry through plumbing openings in bathrooms and kitchens.

Drywood termites live in the wood they eat and find their way into homes through cracks and gaps. You can usually find them in attics or rafters.

If you suspect a termite problem in your home, call Aurora Home Inspections of Bergen County a.s.a.p. Termites can be an expensive problem that can spiral out of control quickly!

We have extensive training in all aspects of termite and other wood eating insect inspections. Aurora Home Inspections offers an industry leading 100% satisfaction guarantee as well as a free Wood-Destroying Insect 30-Day Warranty.

For more information on termite inspections call our Bergen County home inspectors at (201) 654-6505.