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Termites!

Did you know that termites are active all year long?  Termites swarm in the springtime.  The main purpose of the termite during the swarm is to find a mate and start a new colony of termites in a new location.  When a homeowner experiences a swarm, it is a visible sign they have termites.  But termites are active all year long, and leave behind evidence such as mud tubes to let their presence be known.  To find out if you could have termites, contact us at 856-768-3330 and we can do a Peace of Mind Inspection for $75.  This is a full inspection of your home to help you protect your home from termite infestation.  Guardian remains committed to protecting your Home, Health & Environment.

Termites swarming on a walkway

How to Tell if You Have Termites

In the video below, Guardian owner Michael Pagano did a termite inspection at a property and found this piece of wood in the crawl space. He brought the wood back to the office to show us what it would look like when he broke the wood. These are worker and soldier termites!

Most termite species cannot crawl on the open ground like ants and other pests (only conehead termites can do this), so they build tubes made of mud to connect their colony to food sources.  These tubes are a sign homeowners can use to identify that termites are near.

Also lookout for bubbling or cracked paint. Also, if any wood around your home sounds hollow when you tap on it, contact us.

Many people believe that termites are only a problem in the spring because that’s normally when the swarms are seen. It’s important to know that some termites, especially the subterranean species, are active year-round, especially in warmer climates. This means that termites can eat your house 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

Termites are not a DIY pest.  If you do see signs of termites, it’s important to use an licensed termite and wood destroying insect inspector to treat the infestation before serious damage is done.

Contact us today to talk with a professional about treating termites infestations.