Termites are among the most common pests that keep Monmouth County pest control experts busy. While NJ already has several kinds of termites, one more could be headed this way. Warming temperatures in the northeastern U.S. might end up bringing Formosan subterranean termites to the area.
These termites originated in China, Taiwan and Japan, but they’ve been accidentally introduced to the U.S. and other parts of the world. Formosan termites are typically found in the southern part of the U.S., including Florida, Alabama and Georgia, but warmer temperatures make it possible for these pests to spread north. These termites are known for building very large carton nests that are difficult to get rid of. These nests can show up in different places that are close to moisture sources, including plumbing, porches with plants and air conditioning units. Formosa termites can also cause more extensive damage to homes and buildings than native termite species due to their diet. These termites eat wood, but they also feed on other materials, including asphalt, foam insulation boards and copper sheeting. They even feed on some types of plastics. It’s important for homeowners to watch for these pests as temperatures continue to climb.
Termites can cause serious damage to your home in a short amount of time, so contact Allison Pest Control right away for help. Our Monmouth County pest control professionals can eliminate these pests to protect your home.